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The teacher is showing a "documentary" on the Civil Rights Movement.
If they do not want racism to be part of the school (it will always be), then why show us something about racism? I doubt the teacher will show us a "documentary" on Asians, or Indians.
I doubt the teacher will show us a "documentary" on the Aryan Nation, White Supremacy.
The president of the U.S. is part African American, schools are diverse, they are owning businesses and are famous. I don't see the need to keep talking about racism in school. It's done, it's over with, we get it.
It isn't healthy to keep hearing it all of the time.

05-24-2013 01:06 AM
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Yeah, there's no more racism anywhere.

Even if it were true that there is no more racism (and that isn't true, not by a long shot), isn't it still a good idea to know the history?

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Civil Rights movement is so damn boring(as presented in school). I can just feel the political correctness oozing from those videos and articles.(I'm allergic to propaganda, political correctness, and bullshit. Seriously, it darkens my mood and gives me headaches)

I don't have an issue with the movement itself, as I did learn about it through my own means. I just feel that the way it's presented is all cautious and careful. History isn't pretty, cutting out or softening the rough parts only distorts it.

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Civil Rights movement is boring?

What?

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Well, the way they present it makes it dull.

It's actually quite interesting in detail.
(I shall edit that clarification I missed the first time around)

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