posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 07:04 AM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver
Well, that's well put, but isn't it also downplaying colonialism somewhat?
I always thought that if there's one group of people provably treated badly in history, then it was the Native Americans.
The fact that many remained patriots and fought in major World Wars for others is possibly even more gripping.
I'd think that if if the US cannot appreciate such a relatively small group of people, and explain some of their history, then how will it ever
reconcile and discuss African Americans, the Irish, the Germans, the Italians, the Jews, the Chinese, the Mexicans, the homosexuals and so forth
What's so wrong with simply admitting that the Native Americans were horrendously treated?
What other group could it possibly hurt?
I'm still trying to discover what exactly the teacher said wrong, and what a better option might have been.