Let me ask you
Did your granddad fight in the Civil War?
Or your great-great granddad?
Do you even know?
Of course not.
How many slaves did he own?
Where do your people come from – North, South, East, West?
Were your ancestors immigrants and from where?
And you should know who they fought and what they fought for but
Your parents were too busy raising you apparently and too tired while trying to make money.
You had one chance
During the school years
To get shit straight
Wait, what did you get in your history class?
No mention of the 1000 Indian Wars
Or maybe dead (invisible) Indians
How America is the greatest?
The greatest what?
What a crock of the perfect mess.
We can all thank Big Publishing Houses
Who still print big expensive history books that no one reads
Except other Professors
Who know their system is working
to perpetuate crimes against humanity and injustice and racism
Always failing People-of-Color on paper and in person
Denying what really happened (and is still happening)
Is still hidden history
That we cannot afford to read
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”