If we taught our kids that we’re not all good and other countries are not all bad, maybe we’ll build a level of understanding & acceptance in the minds of our children. What is the one atrocity that your country / people have committed that you’d want included in grade school history books?

If we taught our kids that we’re not all good and other countries are not all bad, maybe we’ll build a level of understanding & acceptance in the minds of our children. What is the one atrocity that your country / people have committed that you’d want included in grade school history books?

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  1. Well I’m German so it’s pretty obvious. And it does get talked about a lot in school. But some people actually think it’s enough, and that we don’t need to talk about it anymore. Which is pretty absurd considering our far right is more alive than ever right now. And it’s surprising and shocking to me how quickly people are willing to forget. I always assumed that it would take at least as long as for the last holocaust survivor to have died. Boy was I wrong.

  2. The genocide of Native Americans while stealing their land?
    Negative environmental practices and their long term impacts?
    Racial inequality and systemic discrimination ?

  3. Read a REALLY interesting article about this recently where teachers in the US teach kids that America has been the best country in world history. Here’s a direct quote from an interviewee:

  4. My lineage is about 75% British and basically every male for several generations was in the Military ending with my Great Grandfather who was stationed in India. So I’m pretty sure I would need to spend the rest of my life studying the atrocities that just my family where involved in, let alone the whole British Empire.

  5. No one’s talking about all the time we took over Hawaii (although my history teacher actually did teach that he was an outlier) or how the landmines we set in Laos Cambodia and Vietnam are STILL causing deaths today (he taught that too man was based).

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