Skip to comments.Professor Horrified to Learn Daughter likes George Washington, Tells her he was Racist
Posted on 03/15/2017 8:53:44 AM PDT by rightistight
Professor Jennifer Harvey took to the New York Times yesterday to ask: Are We Raising Racists?
She begins her article by recounting how dismayed she was that her daughter admired George Washington. Her daughter was signing the praises of the first President, which surprised Dr. Harvey.
I was dismayed, she writes, that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history. Her 7-year-old daughter, she felt, needed to know the whole story.
Eventually, her daughter asked her about news. Professor Harvey, after discussing ethics violations with her 7-year-old, said, Well you know how youve been running around here celebrating George Washington? We always talk about George Washington fighting for freedom. But George Washington also owned black people as slaves.
Dr. Harveys small childs intrigue turned to horror.
Along with the conception of George Washington, Professor Harvey starts to wonder what affect society is having on children. And she pins the blame on parents of white children.
She explains, We know the youngest children internalize racist perceptions of themselves and others And lets be frank, its parents of white children, like myself, who tend to rely on these sincere, but ineffective, strategies.
Instead of teaching toddlers and small children to just be nice to everyone, we need to have them recognize racial meanness and understand that white kids have a particular responsibility to challenge racism.
One-dimensional, generic teachings are tempting, Dr. Harvey writes. They feel easier and safer. Thats the only reason my daughters school would settle for partial truths about George Washington.
But raising children who are resilient for justice and able to do their part to create an inclusive society takes more, especially now.
Somehow I doubt that the professor told the daughter that the Democrats were/are the party of slavery.
Washington was one of history’s greatest men. We cannot judge the past by today’s cultural norms. The professor should understand that.
I suspect this professor teaches How to Raise an Anarchist 101.
That “professor” is a MORON, who is destroying her own child.
I have been wondering when the demand will come to dynamite Washington and Jefferson off Mt. Rushmore.
He was indeed a great man. But I take a little issue with the comment about judging based on today’s cultural norms. Human sacrifice, for example, was always wrong.
Are you kidding? Is that really the professor in question?
"Effect" not "affect".
Little Jennifer the “Perfesser” needs to seek a little psychological help. She’s a freakin’ loon and a racist.
Chances are this professor’s heroes were racist under his standards as well. This sort of cosmic perfection they demand of any historical figure never existed.
Who cares. Has nothing to do with Washington. You give an inch and the liberals will take a mile.
Professor Jennifer Harvey needs to grow a little. Come on, getting upset with a 7 year old because she says she likes George Washington is rediculous. If she was 17, it would be worth the debate.
The prevailing culture of that time was different and not as enlightened as it is today. Although some people up north had differing opinions on the subject, Washington was involved in the revolution and did not have time to be philasophical about the ethics of slavery.
I am sure that when Jennifer Harvey’s 7 year old grows a little, that she will have a more mature notion of who was who back in colonial times. Let her grow up.
That’s a professor? Geez. No wonder the college snowflakes are all screwed up in the head.
The dems were (and in a sense, still are) the slave-holders.
Then - working the plantation.
Now - Living on welfare and voting dem to put food on the table.
Well, sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words.
The vast majority of our Founders hated slavery, even though they owned slaves.
The institution was so entrenched that they could not figure out how to get rid of it in their lifetime.
Most opted to free their slaves upon their deaths.
I bet she’s also horrified at all the images of that racist she’ll find in her wallet.
She better destroy them. Along with images of Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln and any and all other racist presidents.
Better yet. She should sent them to me. I’ll handle things for her.
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