Can you believe US history textbooks?

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico

No.

History is the least liked subject in United States (US) schools. 83% of US high school graduates never take another history course. Therefore, the lies that students learn in schools up to high school stay with them forever, without ever being questioned.

Click on the following link to watch a video about James Loewen’s book, “Lies my teacher told me”:

The importance of learning an honest account of history is that we could then understand how it has shaped us into who we are today. A distorted history will thus create confusion among people, and lead us to immobility. That is perfect for the 1% of the US citizens who make a huge profit from the ignorance of the 99% of us.

Therefore, the US government permitting bad history in its schools has nothing to do with democracy, liberty, and justice for all. I hope that that makes people think!

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