posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 12:17 AM
Marvelous, that's what I wanted to see. First, I'd like to say that my ancestors were slaves. There's a park dedicated to my family as a
result in New Orleans. At least, there was; I'm not sure if it's still there after Katrina. Ours is a story of rags to riches; risking everything to
give my great grandfather a chance, and they got away with it.
My question to you, Saphronia, would be have any of those you mentioned moved current society as George Washington did, as Eli Whitney did, or as
Albert Einstein did. For the most part, reading through your post, I recognized archaic historical figures, which means they weren't taught in
mandatory public school (i.s. non-college). Do you believe any of those individuals you mentioned changed American society as Patton or Westmoreland
did? If you do and can make a strong case for it, I support your stance.
If not, then I ask you this: What's the point of teaching a computer programmer about a local event in history? After all, high school is for
teaching the basics of all fields so the individual has an idea of where they'd like to specialize. Are those individuals and events you mentioned
major movers and shakers, or are they more relevant to a history major? Did those events you mentioned revolutionize American society (or solidify
it), as all those I was taught about in school did, or do you want them taught because they had darker skin? Do you want to teach about relatively
inane events to perpetuate racism, or did they really move America as Kennedy did and you are trying to strike a blow for equality?