We live in an age where American History is in our textbooks and all teachers are required to teach it. But the thing about US History in the classroom is that often the stories told in the textbooks are from the point of view of the oppressor, not the oppressed.
We see it so often how those who have not been oppressed think that certain time periods were amazing. There are those who go to civil war reenactments, renaissance fairs, and those who say “I should have been born in the 50s and 60s because life was so much better, and more peaceful.” To which I respond…for whom?
For whom was life better and more peaceful in the 50s and 60s? What exactly was better in the 50s or 60s for anyone really? “Oh, well, we didn’t have to strap kids to car seats.” Welp, at least you had a…
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