Kids Are “Pissed Off” About Disinformation (American History), Not Uncomfortable

An interesting perspective on disinformation comes from a history teacher, quoted in a Florida opinion piece:

Maybe white students deserve more credit than they get. Maybe — apologies to The Who — the kids are all right.

Leo Glaze seems to think so, based on a tweet I chanced upon last week. In it, he described himself as an educator who has spent his career in predominantly white private middle schools. “I think I teach … history about as hard & honest as any teacher in America,” he wrote. “And when kids learn the truth about this country, they’re shocked and pissed off they’ve been lied to. Not uncomfortable.”

This reminds me of Max Planck’s famous theory in his “Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie” of 1937:

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

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