Category: Journalism

Read More

The Effects Whitewashing History has proven to have on Developing Students of Color

As a new school year approaches, districts across the U.S. might want to reconsider history classes’ curriculum.  In a New York Times Magazine article, written in 2019, reporter Nikita Stewart found that U.S. states are not required to adhere to any academic content standards for history courses. As a result, many schools teach a white-washed version of history, effacing the existence of certain historical events and/or occurrences that center non-white perspectives and ones where people of color play a significant historical role.