This episode originally aired on July 21, 2020.
The truth about the once legal enslavement of humans in the U.S and the concurrent racism then that persists today is fraught with the worst kinds of violence and inhumanity.
How that history is taught in schools and how educators have at times soft-pedaled misery and injustice has come to the fore in the era of Black Lives Matter.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: how whitewashed history informs the current debate on racial justice.
- Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of history, Ohio State University
- James W. Loewen, professor emeritus of sociology, University of Vermont and author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
- Luess Sampson-Lizotte, vice president of humanities product development, Savvas Learning Company