posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:18 PM
Yes, I had that professor in college, too. He taught US History Since 1867, but I think the course should have been named History of Black
Oppression by Whites Since 1867 because that's the angle he taught his US History from. We had to read 6 or 7 books, all on history through that
lens, and I took copious notes all on history through that lens. We also had a university lecture series, and the only one he let us go see was ...
Jesse Jackson, mandatory.
Being both a freshman, I was new to college and intimidated by the amount of material he was asking us to cover. Being an athlete, I had access to any
tutors I wanted if I asked. So I got one for this course. It was probably the best educational experience in my college years. I got a conservative,
veteran tutor who used to look at my notes and go over them with me and amend heavily with "He taught that?! That's not what happened ..." It was
like getting history heavily edited from two opposing POVs and taught me a lot about filters and how they work in people.
Of course, I wrote the prof's version down in the blue book to get the grade.