Albemarle School At Forefront of Teaching Black History

How is black history taught in schools? It's a question that's relevant year-round but comes to mind particularly during Black History Month. Read more

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#1 Feb 12, 2013
Preferential treatment of any race is a bad idea.
Bob

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Feb 12, 2013
How about "at the forefront" of reading, writing, and arithmetic?
Mike C

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 12, 2013
If kids study really hard they could grow up and take jobs from other people from other countries! Let's say for example the president?
Too Funny

Scottsville, VA

#4 Feb 13, 2013
World class
sandra in free union

Hillsville, VA

#5 Feb 13, 2013
I'm disheartened that most articles on people of color in the Progress bring out negativity. Perhaps if we are more aware of the contribution a once enslaved people made to this country it will help us grow together. You'll find more than rap,baggy pants,and sports.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#6 Feb 13, 2013
sandra in free union wrote:
I'm disheartened that most articles on people of color in the Progress bring out negativity. Perhaps if we are more aware of the contribution a once enslaved people made to this country it will help us grow together. You'll find more than rap,baggy pants,and sports.
If you want the races to come together then you have to stop separating them with social engineering programs.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#7 Feb 13, 2013
sandra in free union wrote:
I'm disheartened that most articles on people of color in the Progress bring out negativity. Perhaps if we are more aware of the contribution a once enslaved people made to this country it will help us grow together. You'll find more than rap,baggy pants,and sports.
By the way, where is the negativity in these responses?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 13, 2013
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
Preferential treatment of any race is a bad idea.
so is discrimination

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#9 Feb 13, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
so is discrimination
Two wrongs makes a right? Let me know when a liberal feel good program eliminates discrimination.
Community Member

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Feb 13, 2013
I think teaching black history as if it it a separate subject only divides our country. Schools teach about the Ancient Egyptians (African American History), Slavery, Harriet and the Underground Railroad, Ku Klux Klan, Frederick Douglass, Black Panthers, Malcolm X, Obama is mentioned in Government classes frequently, Imperialism, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., Boycotts/sitin's. I am confused where how it is not being taught and why special emphasis has to be placed on it.
Dude

Purcellville, VA

#11 Feb 13, 2013
Community Member wrote:
I think teaching black history as if it it a separate subject only divides our country. Schools teach about the Ancient Egyptians (African American History), Slavery, Harriet and the Underground Railroad, Ku Klux Klan, Frederick Douglass, Black Panthers, Malcolm X, Obama is mentioned in Government classes frequently, Imperialism, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., Boycotts/sitin's. I am confused where how it is not being taught and why special emphasis has to be placed on it.
it's true, and it's exclusionary. The first slaves came during Jamestown, Black American history IS American history. How can we provide historical context if it isn't taught along side with the rest of American history? Black Americans are an integral part to American and US History, and that history should be inclusive.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Feb 13, 2013
Education is one thing, throwing up another flare is another. Context is pertinent but unfortunately this issue is taken well out of context for many.
alan morris

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Feb 19, 2013
Shouldn't he been referred to as Dr. Turner not Turner?
Getitright Please

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Feb 20, 2013
I think, if he was another color they would address him as Dr. Turner!

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