What black history were you taught at school?

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Lord Camomile, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Speaking of MLK; what the hell..?

    Explosive King document amid JFK files

    Releasing this smear document is really bad timing, given the climate in the US. I'm sure people will see it as MLK being assasinated all over again.
  2. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    It’s old news that the FBI were doing their best to smear MLK, even trying to use what they found to goad him to suicide.

    What an Uncensored Letter to M.L.K. Reveals
  3. porp

    porp Well-Known Member

    None at primary school - does ancient Egypt count? Though it was hardly Black Athena . More like growing cress on damp sugar paper to represent the annual Nile flood crop.After Egypt was covered, we tactfully paid no more attention to the brown or black world.

    Secondary - Schools Council History thematic syllabus involved about 3000 lessons (it felt like) about the American West. A more balanced and sympathetic account of the Native American tragedy, but still more than a hint of manifest destiny about the whole thing.
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  4. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    The other thing about studying Ancient Egypt in primary school was that I happily managed a whole term of it without once realising that the ancient Egyptians might have been anything other than white.
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  5. KeeperofDragons

    KeeperofDragons Crazy dragon lady

    Fuck all.

    I got my history from reading my library books during my lessons & learned a shed load more that way
  6. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Yeah; their colour was never mentioned. Like Jesus, come to think of it. All the representations of Jesus were of a white bloke.
  7. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Indeed, it seems that things aren’t much changed.

  8. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Are you sure? They don't exactly look Swedish on that book cover.
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  9. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Matter of subjectivity, I suppose. Looks pretty generic European to me.
  10. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Jesus would have looked typically Sephardic, wouldn’t he? Off-white. IC2. Olive Blush, if you work in marketing for Dulux. But in binary terms, white rather than black.
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  11. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Not an area of history that I'm all that familiar with, but wasn't Ancient Egypt a multiracial empire which included both people who looked like that and also sub-Saharan Africans?
  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

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  13. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I guess the fact that neither of us is particularly familiar one way or other kind of proves the point that whilst Ancient Egypt is taught in schools, no mention is made whatsoever of the fact that the residents of Ancient Egypt might look anything other than like the kids in the class. And if you went to the kind of suburban home counties middle England school that I did, that means 100% white.
  14. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    ... so might this?
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  15. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Up to my knees in amniotic fluid

  16. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Nothing ...


    ... fortunately, the lions have their own lions.
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  17. 5 year plans and cold war?
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  18. My history teacher encouraged us to read nial ferguson.

    At the time there was no library genesis or kindle drm removing tools so i made do with the handouts sadly, otherwise i would have criticised.
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  19. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  20. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Lenny henry on radio 4 just now, claiming that the totally wasted base head, Richard Prior was a role model
    That's just how bad the education has been re what is good about the great cultures and achievements of Africa, a coke head yank comedian is seen as somehow a pinnacle
    Surely teaching "Black History" as opposed to world history, is to make it "special" 0 ther VERY best insult for an under 10..
    He should have been singing this guys praises:- Malik Ambar
    Malik Ambar: The Ethiopian Who Ruled The Deccan | Madras Courier

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