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Milan: American history classes often start Black history with slavery

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Sakari Milan (Facebook)

The American student only learns about African American heritage beginning with the enslavement in the U.S. colonies: a system that obliterated the identity of the enslaved and treated them as property. The real question is, why has history been taught in this fashion for so long? Well, it’s simply to keep certain groups of people oppressed and brainwashed. — Sankari Milan

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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