I saw similar in Lies My History Teacher Told Me, but it’s nice to have a few of these sorts of thing on the web for easy access. (There’s a little bit of naughty language if you don’t like ‘sh!t’)
I like the way he critiques the story, then asks if we should really believe that. Reminds me a little of when I just make random stuff up in class to see if the kids are actually listening – or just gullible!
Might even use this for TOK in the history section – easier than digging out Reynolds v Windschuttle stuff, and this has pictures!
I get a daily newsletter of Eureka Street with a couple of articles each day. Often they open my eyes to a side of Australia I’m completely unaware of. This is one of those.
In only a few hundred words, it outlines “The Talk” that African-American and Aboriginal parents give their kids when they are old enough to go out in public. “Never leave a shop without a shopping bag”, “never get in a lift alone with a white woman”, “never put your hands in your pockets when talking to the police”.
The Civil Rights movement may have been in the 60s, but there’s still a long way to go.