Now learn what I wasn’t taught about history
It is long gone to change this, long gone to increase the number of lenses through which the history of the world, this nation and its peoples is understood and communicated to our children. Teaching a few “heroes” is not the solution. We need to help the next generation and all of us understand that history lessons are always tied to one point of view, and that different participants in a story find different truths in it. Only when we all hear voices can our children understand our past and shape our future by enjoying the richness of all nations, cultures and stories in the world and learning from them that there is no competition for the “best” culture, because everyone have gifts and all have defects.