Wednesday, March 5, 2014

There should be a White History Month

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like: 1.Cherokee Trail of Tears 2.Japanese American internment 3.Philippine-American War 4.Jim Crow 5.The genocide of Native Americans 6.Transatlantic slave trade 7.The Middle Passage 8.The history of White American racism 9.Black Codes 10.Slave patrols 11.Ku Klux Klan 12.The War on Drugs 13.Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 14.How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide 15.How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide 16.White anti-racism 17.The Southern strategy 18.The rape of black slave women 19.CORE 20.Madison Grant 21.The Indian Wars 22.Human zoos 23.How the Jews became white 24.White flight 25.Redlining 26.Proposition 14 27.Homestead Act 28.Tulsa Riots 29.Rosewood massacre 30.Tuskegee Experiment 31.Lynching 32.Hollywood stereotypes 33.Indian Appropriations Acts 34.Immigration Act of 1924 35.Sundown towns 36.Chinese Exclusion Act 37.Emmett Till 38.Vincent Chin 39.Islamophobia 40.Indian boarding schools 41.King Philip’s War 42.Bacon’s Rebellion 43.American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery 44.History of the gun 45.History of the police 46.History of prisons 47.History of white suburbia 48.Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism 49.George Wallace 50.Fox News 51.Cointelpro 52.Real estate steering 53.School tracking 54.Mass incarceration of black men 55.Boston school busing riots (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).

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