LETTERS: Support for diversity curriculum

LETTERS: Support for diversity curriculum



Diversity education

Editor:

Congratulations to Michael Gagne for his story in Sunday's R-J headlined ”Local schools launch Connecticut's landmark diversity curriculum.” 

History is mostly written by those at the top, the victors, seldom by those at the bottom. In 1980, this pattern was overturned by Howard Zinn's “A People's History of the United States,” in which the voice of the defeated, marginalized and forgotten are heard. 

I've just finished “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States,” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, which is one of a string of such books following Zinn's example. 

Beacon Press is publishing a series of such books. I recommend them to those who teach history in the high schools, and to independent high schoolers  who want to explore on their own. 

Steve Volpini, Meriden

 


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