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Sat May 24, 2014, 12:46 PM

3. Where are folks going to learn it?

Most people don't bother with any history they're not actually taught in school, and the vast majority of schools simply don't teach the seedy underbelly of American history. Oh sure, you (at least in most places) learn that slavery existed, that we massacred Native Americans here and there, that we threw Japanese American citizens into camps during WW2, but how many students ever are taught about redlining or Levittown?

The national school curricula simply skip over institutional racism, so it's no wonder that so many people are ignorant, or don't even understand notions of privilege.

The RW learned something long ago that the left struggles to this day with. Schools are incredibly important long term, quite possibly THE most important battlegrounds out there. Congress is important now, but getting ACTIVE lefty folks onto school boards now is the key to gaining and holding Congress on down the road. We need to be putting together lessons on issues that are consistently glossed over and ignored, or covered very briefly and immediately forgotten. To tie the world we see around us to those past decades and show kids how we got here. Why we're STILL fighting voter ID, voter caging, and why there are so many legal ways to discriminate.

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