Letter to the editor: Support for Alcorn’s alternative

Posted 8/13/20

 

To the Modernist’s Letter who found Michael Alcorn editorial “tone deaf and insensitive” to our history of race and slavery, it is you who needs to educate yourself before …

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Letter to the editor: Support for Alcorn’s alternative

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To the Modernist’s Letter who found Michael Alcorn editorial “tone deaf and insensitive” to our history of race and slavery, it is you who needs to educate yourself before writing publicly again.
Our public educational system has long directed much of our learning away from truths about these subjects. Slavery has long affected all human races and was indigenous to the Americas as it was in many cultures of the time. I think revisionist historians here usually just seek to incite social strife in gaining democratic control of a country. As Mr. Alcorn’s alternative history experiment sought to do, we all should understand the concepts that some in education, history, journalists or media seek to change the narrative to what they want to see.
Simple study debunks much of what is thought now as truth about the disgusting institutional practices such as slavery and common racism conflicts. The “1619 Project” of the New York Times tries to wrongly suggest racism and slavery were a central part of the USA’s creation. This revisiting has improved thinking of slavery and the arrival of Blacks in British colonies. But the project also has created educational curriculum for our schools with several historical disputable facts. It ignores that Native Americans had slavery in their societies as well as they themselves being enslaved and exported by colonists.Our Constitution doesn’t mention their race as being part or any kind of person.
Revisionist histories must grasp the realities of the times. Michael Alcorn’s editorial was battling against where these revisionist departures would have ended up hurting all of our inalienable rights.
Gary Scofield,
Arvada

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