We were discussing things with the boys as we often do. We were talking about my son's college classes that are fully immersed in Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project approach to history. Fair enough. That's college. They can teach what they will. He doesn't have to go there.
But it is pure leftwing wing pro-communism anti-American and anti-Western propaganda. The West is altogether evil. Whites are all racist per their skin color, and privileged too. America is a four hundred year old racist state based purely on genocide and slavery. Today we live in one of the worst nations in history as minorities, blacks, women, and others live in constant terror and oppression by, well, those who are running the system and advocating for CRT and anti-racist education (well, they don't say that last part, that's me).
Anyway, during our talk and him showing us some of what they read that buttresses this narrative, one of my sons asked something I don't know. He asked who, in the years when schools were segregated, taught the black children. I mean, black children went to black schools, but who taught them?
Did white teachers teach them? Or were they taught by black teachers? I told him I believe they were generally taught by black teachers, since I know the teaching profession was a big profession for blacks in the pre-desegregation days.
He then asked what they taught. By that he meant did they teach the black students in their black schools that blacks are a bunch of inferior reprobates? That they are inferior to the white man? That slavery is the black man's natural state of affairs? That blacks are mentally inferior? And on and on. Is that what they taught the black kids in all black schools?
He wondered that because, as he said, white children are all but taught to renounce their heritage and their ancestors. They're taught to be ashamed of their country, their religion, their civilization. They're taught that no matter what their state in the world, they have privilege and should be ashamed of their role in systemic racism. They're taught that whites are worth nothing but evil for the most part, and everything they have is because of the evil of their forebears. And as often as not, they're taught this by white teachers and white professors in predominantly white schools.
He wondered if blacks were hit with similar lessons in their schools. If so, then it's good desegregation came along. Because how horrible would it be to tell an entire generation of children that they are reprobates who should be ashamed of everything they are and have due to their skin color and ethnicity. He'd hate to think black kids ever went through such a thing in their schools.