..."People (and that includes students) need to know about the experiments at Tuskegee, the Trail of Tears, the interment camps, the bigotry toward every, single new immigrant group that arrived and continues to arrive in the USA, the intolerance of religion, homosexuality, ad nauseam. We are not a perfect nation; no nation is.
I was taught that we needed to learn history in order to keep us from repeating the same mistakes. The ideals we once had, and would like to see again, demand an honest look at how those aspirations came into being. We can do better by teaching the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
Arlene J. Pearlman