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Re: Obama's Cherokee Heritage
In Response To: Re: Obama's Cherokee Heritage ()

Its all about education my friend. The near destruction of our National identity in 1906, forced assimilation of our children in public schools and the concentrated effort of whites to conceal our history in favor of some generic Indianness have all contributed to the the facts, as you so succinctly have stated. However, as a former teacher I can tell you that when I walked into a class of children completely ignorant of the curriculum I had to offer, I did not shrink from the task. In in this instance, the classroom is bigger and even more ignorant. But I shall not shrink from the task of educating ,u people on who they really are, not who they have been lead to believe they are.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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