As a parent, how peeved would you be if your child's teacher performed a stunt like this?
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Teacher Bill Morgan walks into his third-grade class wearing a black Pilgrim hat made of construction paper and begins snatching up pencils, backpacks and glue sticks from his pupils. He tells them the items now belong to him because he "discovered" them. The reaction is exactly what Morgan expects: The kids get angry and want their things back.
Morgan is among elementary school teachers who have ditched the traditional Thanksgiving lesson, in which children dress up like Indians and Pilgrims and act out a romanticized version of their first meetings.
He has replaced it with a more realistic look at the complex relationship between Indians and white settlers.
Morgan said he still wants his pupils at Cleveland Elementary School in San Francisco to celebrate Thanksgiving. But "what I am trying to portray is a different point of view."
This is the insane, multicultural idiocy that liberals embrace every day in this country. Liberals believe that all white people are genetically evil, victimizing all other races and cultures, and we must therefor spend our lives making up for it by teaching our children how utopian and pristine the native American culture was before the disease-ridden white devils came and ruined everything.
Well as long as we're telling the "truth" about life in the fourteen hundreds, why not tell about how the savage Indians scalped their enemies alive and raped and traded women as property. I'll bet that teacher in California didn't share that with his class.
These are elementary school kids for heaven's sake! When they grow up and go off to college, they can be taught that America is the root of all evil in the modern world there, but not in elementary school.