GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

The importance of history, part 1

There is a nice op-ed in the National Post today about the importance of history education by Jennie Morgan. However, towards the end of the article is this incredible paragraph:
Of course it's true that history's generals, kings and inventors were Dead White Men, and so dwelling on them gives short shrift to women and minorities. But the remedy for that is critical analysis, not "feel good" exercises. To overcome prejudices, students need more knowledge, not less.
I hope that Ms. Morgan can overcome her prejudice against 'dead white males'. History should be about the people who were important, whether they were male or female, or 'white' or not.

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