|Re: Day of Silence?|
Subject: Re: Day of Silence?
by LadyTwilight on 2008/4/25 19:34:15
I don't really want to fight against KTC, she seems to research fast and could take me haha. But I do agree Anna that if everyone discriminating against had their own day people would stop taking things seriously. It would just be another day.
Which goes back to my earlier point of lack of education. I think schools and parents need to educate better on such issues. We hardly learn about native American Indians and everything they’ve been through because like KTC said “US likes it's cool 'good' image. Native Americans is a HUGE blot in that image since did so many despicable things to Indians.” I think the education systems is lacking serverely with this type of stuff. I use to laugh at my history books because of the “America is great” twist that are put on things.
We hardly learn about being gay in school, it’s almost like people think that if they teach about being gay, it will magically make the students become gay. We don’t like about the Japanese internment camps, we hardly learn about the holocaust, and black history and the feminist movement. And we don’t really learn about other cultures or religions holidays, unless we know someone that belongs to that other culture or religion. You don’t learn about day of the dead or cinco de mayo unless your taking a Spanish class. Most schools focus on Christian holidays even thought there’s suppose to be no religion in public schools. I know our high school had a huge Christmas tree but nothing celebrating the other holidays that are the same time of year.