Daina Ramey Berry writes:
“We could spend more time reprimanding West (as Van Lathan of TMZ did so eloquently). But more productive would be to take this moment to call for a much-needed and long-overdue correction of U.S. history at every level — beginning with K-12 curriculum.
“School-aged children have long been miseducated about the history of slavery in our textbooks, and the authors, editors and review committees who accept a version of American history that largely ignores the impact and significance of slavery are at fault. Thankfully, McGraw-Hill corrected its error — the book now states that “Africans were both forced into migration and to labor against their will as slaves” — but we still have a long way to go…”