It occurs to me that the way to change people’s attitudes is to tell them the truth.
If people are never exposed to the truth, we can’t blame them for not ‘getting it’ when we try to explain things like sexism and racism.
Why I remember this I can’t tell you. Maybe it’s convenient and fits my story line, I’m not sure. But I do truly remember sitting in American History class in high school in 1965, the fat textbook open in front of me, reading the paragraph about slavery in America that started the chapter on the Civil War and at the end of the chapter, reading the Emancipation Proclamation. That’s it. Slavery in American started and ended in a single chapter in my history book. There were study questions at the end of the chapter, our homework due at the end of the week. Little essay questions. We…
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