Teaching History to White Graduate Students

image4 (3)Collette M. Bloom,
Houston, TX.

It is a wondrous and wonderful experience to see the “AHA” moment appear on White students faces when they finally understand about tragedy and waste of chattel slavery. Many were quite distressed about the willingness of so many to collude in developing the Black Codes of the South. Statutory inhumanity has eroded this nation’s compassion for one another over time as we still live with the vestiges of the Civil War today.
I believe that learning about the other stories in American history creates fertile spaces for discussion about an American dream deferred.


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