Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
I have a poster of MLK jr in my office... whilst having lunch with one of my third graders this convo transpired: Student: Martin Luther King gave the slaves the freedom to do what they wanted. Me: .... Pardon? S: Well, he didn't free them, Abraham Lincoln did that... but Martin Luther King let the slaves do new stuff like have lunch and go where ever they wanted. Me: Um, kinda... but the people he worked with weren't slaves... they were and are citizens of the USA. They are just people... African American people. Not "slaves." S: Yeah. Ok. Wow. I think Howard Zinn is spinning in his grave... and MLK Jr is weeping. Abe... well, dunno about him.