Skip to comments.Civil Rights: Civics Class From the Rearview Mirror
Posted on 01/20/2020 9:52:46 AM PST by gattaca
Public schools will never give our kids the full story of American history, but we can.
I recently picked my son up after school and asked him as I was driving, So what happened at school today? I stopped asking, How was your day? because we all know what he is going to say: Good. I digress. He said, We talked about Civil Rights and Dr. King. As Dr. Martin Luther Kings holiday approaches, public schools are having the talk in Related Arts. My son is in the second grade at a thriving public school, but I know the context of public education will never tell the whole story of American history. He went on to say from the backseat, Daddy, my teacher said it was about white people not treating black people fairly. I asked him, Did they tell you what [white people] specifically or just white people? He said, White people.
I have taught my seven-year-old to think critically so even when he replied he had a look on his face as to say, But wait a minute. I said, Son, does it make sense to believe that all white people were against all black people? He said, No, daddy it doesnt. I explained to him that his teacher failed to mention the white people were all Democrats. I explained to him the context of politics and how Democrats blocked Civil Rights legislation in the 1950s. I asked my son, Do you know what Civil Rights are? He looked confused and said, No, not really. I explained to him that Civil Rights have nothing to do with skin color, but everything to do with being human. I said, Civil Rights are being able to use the bathroom without one being labeled Whites only. It is the right to vote or the right to go to the school you attend. It is basic American rights for all people. I tried to keep the conversation on his level, but he wanted to hear more.
As we arrived home preparing for homework, dinner, and basketball practice, I told him that I would tell him more. He smiled big and said, Good, because I want to hear more about Civil Rights! Daddy, you make it fun!
The next conversation we talk about Dr. King and Civil Rights I will tell him about the time I sat next to a local Civil Rights Leader who was good friends with Rosa Parks. When I asked him, Sir, what was Civil Rights really about? He said, It was about human inalienable rights; it had nothing to do with [color]. My son will be enthusiastic to know his dad spoke with a Civil Rights activist on the front lines during the 1960s.
I will also tell him that I spoke with a well-known and respected 60-something-year-old African-American man in Chattanooga. When we had a conversation about the generation of todays menace to society of black youth. I told him, [They say] its due to the ongoing legacy of white supremacy and slavery. However, before I could say anything else he stopped me in my tracks and said, Hold up! Slavery isnt the reason for all this. Now thats just a lie! If it were slavery then why didnt it affect [us] like this then? We didnt run around shooting each other! He went on to say, Man we were trying to compete with white folks. We were told the next man put his pants on just like you and we competed with each other and them to achieve. We were striving to be better and if slavery did all this then we should have been doing the same thing your generation is doing. I dont know what happened!
I will tell my son how shocked I was to hear him say these things and teach him that excuses are tools of incompetence used to build monuments of nothing.
As a father, it is my duty to take advantage of teachable moments by connecting the dots so my children will grow up understanding the context of life, liberty, love, freedom, and the pursuit of education. Moral to the story; ask your child So, what happened at school today?
I told him, [They say] its due to the ongoing legacy of white supremacy and slavery. However, before I could say anything else he stopped me in my tracks and said, Hold up! Slavery isnt the reason for all this. Now thats just a lie! If it were slavery then why didnt it affect [us] like this then? We didnt run around shooting each other! He went on to say, Man we were trying to compete with white folks. We were told the next man put his pants on just like you and we competed with each other and them to achieve. We were striving to be better and if slavery did all this then we should have been doing the same thing your generation is doing. I dont know what happened!
At work I am told all that the PATHOLOGY is because of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. A greater LIE never told. I am that guy, I am sick to death of the LIE, the cultural pathology blamed on me. I refuse to apologize for my life.
It all just needs to be understood the leftists, Liberals , Democrats communist , socialists are agitators !
to agitate this is what they do !
they stir up trouble ; they put one group against another; they create misery and unhappiness- this is their modus operandi
Now why do they do this you ask?
Very simply to gain power for themselves
They put themselves on this lofty plain , and act like only they can solve all of these miseries that theyve invented of course !
I have a nine and 12-year-old and have to undo liberal propaganda all of tge time ! the teachers are Democrats all are constantly rallying against trump
Yeah of course I break it down really simply for them and I tell them the following:
Democrats want to murder babies , chop them up , and sell their body parts for money. Republicans won babies to be born, loved and cared for
Democrats want to take all of your money away from you and Republicans want to let you keep it
This puts it in very simple to understand terms for them
An interesting story, however, is it believable that a seven year old says: “ Good, because I want to learn more about Civil Rights! Daddy, you make it fun! “ ?
imo, not helpful
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