My problem with college history classes is that there are too many classes covering the Pilgrims and the Boston Tea Party and not enough classes covering Watergate and Glass Steagall.
I’m so tired of re-learning this tired information and face palming when older generations complain that my generation is ignorant about modern history.
My problem with college history classes is that history is told from and by the victors, that women, people of color, lgbt people etc. their histories are never told. Entire groups of people, lived experiences silenced. Modern history should be about recovering these silenced pasts, these socio-political histories that were never taught to begin with, and why they weren’t taught.
I remember going over the history of propaganda in one of my culture classes and shocked they portrayed Mexicans as lazy chain smokers in a kids cartoon so I asked my professor if it was a coincidence or they just did it to be funny (mind you I was a sophomore) and she said “No. Nothing is a coincidence.”