…orically about injustice to earn high marks and degrees. Their voices aren’t included or presented. When we challenge this education, we are labeled as troublemakers and told that the insistence on the inclusion of more first hand Black voices in the narrative around history is a distraction from the teaching of history itself. We wonder how that can be, but we complete our assignments anyways and graduate.
Bridgette L. Hylton
This was one of the most REMARKABLE articles I've read on Medium to date. THANK YOU for writing this incredible piece and breaking down the indoctrination of Black students in America. This particular quote resonated deeply with me as I was one of those students, in a predominately White suburb, challenging what I heard and read in books only to be told that I clearly couldn't have the correct information because if I had, it would have been in the books already, right? I sincerely appreciated this article from start to finish. THANK YOU!!