When I was in high school, the Civics/American History teacher rarely talked about slaves (the original American sin) or native Americans (American Genocide). She once mentioned a “war of northern aggression.” Another clue about her teaching style is when she mentioned that for the Christmas holidays she spent a month’s salary for presents when she visited family in a Mississippi mansion. She was treated like a princess with servants waiting on her hand and foot.
Back then, I didn’t think about Critical Race Theory at all. There were nine elementary schools in town. One of them was all Black, the rest were all white. I didn’t think about this, at the time. There was rarely a black face in the movies or TV. I didn’t think about that either. As for Indians or “native Americans,” my main exposure was when heroic cowboys killed them and when they kept the first white Americans from starving, only to be repaid with genocide. I didn’t understand about this contradiction for decades because I had no CRT in school.
Our governor and attorney general want Georgians to continue in their ignorance. Gov. Kemp’s mush mouth way of talking is an act to get “rural” votes. In 2021, no one speaks so badly on purpose. Georgia needs some CRT.