Greta de Jong

I cannot accurately teach U.S. history without mentioning how imperialism, racism, and sexism shaped the development of this nation. Students are not harmed by learning the truth about past and present practices that have led to the inequitable distribution of wealth and opportunity. Instead, they are empowered to identify and work to dismantle unjust systems. It is this possibility, not the desire to protect young people, that motivates those who seek to prevent educators from teaching the truth.