Posts Tagged ‘education’

Don’t Know Much About (Black) History: School Curricula and the Myth of a Common Narrative

Published as a ZNet Commentary, 7/19/05 Recently, Philadelphia became the first American city to require its high school students to complete a course in African American history as a condition of graduation. And predictably, in the “City of Brotherly Love,” there is already an outcry of opposition from certain whites, who comprise less than 20 […]

Not-so-Little White Lies: Education and the Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism

Published as a ZNet Commentary,, November 28, 2002 Cherished myths die hard, especially when those myths serve the interests of the more powerful members of a society at the expense of the less powerful. For generations, slave owners ignored their chattels’ humanity, to say nothing of their desire for freedom, even coming up with […]