America may have been founded by white people, but the history of this country is much more multi-cultural than the textbooks in our schools would lead us to believe. And the history books even go further than that. For some reason, I learned everything about the Dark Ages in school (Right down to the Magna Carta) but I still didn't learn very much about other non-European cultures.In response to: "Technically, though, isn't all the history we learn in our schools in this country "white" history?"
Is it not also true that most of history is "white history" because of the accomplishments of our people. This is only fair. The problem is, most whites are now too apologetic to celebrate our heritage. Instead, we are encouraged to celebrate black heritage, and Hispanic heritage, and everything else except our own. Because celebrating white heritage is "racist."
Celebrating white heritage isn't racist. Isn't St. Patrick's day celebrating white heritage? I see nothing wrong with encouraging our children to try and understand the heritage and culture of his/her classmates, though.