I believe that our history discusses racism, but not in the true perception of the actual events taking place. It shows racism as a mere tactic to better the United States, regardless of the countless lives it has affected and continue to affect. As educators, we are taught the content that the government (state regulations) deem appropriate; we teach to content standards. Not every aspect of history is good. There are negative and pure evil parts that are detrimental for children to learn about for the betterment of our nation's future. We learn about Native American history, but we do not initially think of that part of history as bad. We think of it as United States and westward expansion. We learn about the Holocaust, but again, we do not think of it as "racial and ethnic injustice." We think of it as one man having the capabilities to persuade an entire country that one specific religion can cause the demise of an economy. As these are true parts of history, they also facilitate ill feeling, pure sadistic evil that embodies racism. History is taught today through personalized perspectives of what happened, and that is okay. So long as every perspective is taught.