Monday, November 29, 2010

Are You Satisfied with OUR History???

So as I put in a few of my tweets, I am reading Intellectual Warfare. This book is one of the most critically thinking books that I have ever read in my life. I have to read parts 3 or 4 times over just to understand some of the knowledge held in this book. one of the segments that really lit a fire in me is how there is no multi-pluralism in our education that we received. I mean basically there is not enough of OUR history in these history books. Black people only know a short breath of the history which makes black people proud or can make black people proud. There is minuscule of a fraction devoted to the history of blacks. They call America a melting pot but a melting pot would be true if there wasn't ONE DOMINANT RACE who makes the MAJORITY of the decisions pertaining to the future of America as a whole. Think of our history books, what was the 1 main chapter the got a bit of attention? You guessed it. Slavery! I'm not even going to say the civil rights movement because for some reason we never "make it there" by the end of the year. Slavery. When they talk about slavery most of what is dramatized is how slavery divided the country. There is no real delve into the ferocity of the life of slaves. Just short mentions of it. There is no real explanation of the thought process of the white man as he used his supremacy over blacks. There is no history about how Egypt, country of blacks, were the greatest minds before the Europeans and nomads destroyed their civilization. Plato and Aristotle, two Greeks said to be the greatest thinkers, marvel at the creations of the Egyptians.There is n real mention of the Haitian revolt before the civil war in America!!! What's more heart-wrenching is that when you try to expose this to OUR people....they don't care...thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts...

1 comment:

Miss Sara said...

Even in that “one race that dominates” history, not all history is told for that race. Is it right? No. We cannot change what has all ready happened, we can only use it to progress forward.