False history marginalizes African Americans and makes us all dumber.

Tags: raceconflict, racism, historical, the Southlandscape, monuments.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Admittedly, I’ve got a thing for monuments in the cultural landscape.  This is a very nice article for a historical geographer on how memory and heritage are enshrined in the landscape; this process politicizes history in ways that shape the national narrative, and that shapes how we think in past.   Using historical geography to understand the debates on the news?  No way!!