I really appreciate this educational resource. i am unlearning what i was taught in school. i remember my history class in 2002 explaining global inequality by saying that the fact that it was cold in the northern hemisphere made Europeans invent tools and technology to survive, which gave them an advantage over people in the southern hemisphere who "didn't have to invent any technologies to survive because it was so warm and easy to live there." this is obviously racists white supremacist propaganda. but it was taught not that long ago. and i remember as students we wanted to understand, we wanted to know why the world was the way it was. and all we got was weird lies and myths that made no sense. this is what was hidden, and what is still hidden, in schools. i think students can handle this information and that they deserve the truth. i believe that enough students are naturally distrustful of their school curriculum and looking for real information online, and that it is possible that our curriculum could be changed.
i'm really struck by the racist history and continued racism of social work and education, particularly in the case of the boarding schools and forced adoption of Native Americans. For everyone saying "reinvest in social work and education instead of police" i think we should be rethinking and ending a lot of what is normal in social work and schools, too.