Monday, November 21, 2016
The failure of the US education system vis a vis white voters
This is a reflection on how the US educational system has failed many white folks insofar as it has left them unable to participate constructively in a pluralistic, inclusive society. The author reflects on how the 2016 election has manifested various severe shortcomings in many white folks' knowledge of history, scientific process, and morality and values. In short, the tidal wave of white support for Donald Trump shows that their schooling (occurring in a drastically segregated environment, to boot) didn't prepare them with sufficient capacity for critical thought, empathy, or a sense of belonging.