@pamelacolloff
Pamela Colloff
a month ago
The more distance I get from my supposedly world-class education, which made no mention of events like the Tulsa Race Massacre, the more I realize how little I know. Stunning work by @abscribe + NYT graphics team.
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@wdjourno
William D'Urso
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe I’m right there with you
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@Grits4Breakfast
Grits for Breakfast
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe My education was far from world-class, but I certainly agree those systems failed us. E.g., I got through HS in Texas (Robt E Lee-Tyler, Class of '85) having never heard MLK's name nor learning anything about the civil rights movement.
@Grits4Breakfast
Grits for Breakfast
2 months ago
@MauriceChammah @StrangersGuide 1st introduction for me was when they changed the name of 19th St. west of I-35; had been MLK east and some of the businesses opposed extending the name west. The controversy was utterly alien to me, I'd never heard of the guy. Long journey since.
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@RadioKitty
Kitty Eisele
a month ago
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@RadioKitty
Kitty Eisele
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe Same school. And I studied US history.
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@langhorj1
Joshua Langhorne
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe It’s amazing how little I heard about this until recently. Those who write our school textbooks have a lot of control over our understanding of history, and I hope we can stop the continued trend of keeping those textbooks limited to “pleasant” American history
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@scottcobb
Scott Cobb
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe A lot of people working lower income essential jobs without Ivy League privileges knew about it and and other horrible events because they heard it passed down by word of mouth.
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@LovelyVelocity
B.A. Rockford
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe One of many anguished moments in the past year was feeling utterly betrayed by my education.
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@MelissaBalough
MelissaBalough
a month ago
@pamelacolloff @abscribe I learned about it from Watchmen. What the actual hell? I clearly have some gaps in my education I have to fill.
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