It pays to know ones history. And it’s evident that the folks who are charged with teaching US History also know our history.
Just like slavery, America is not amenable to telling the truth and coming to terms with this heinous act against humanity, when it comes to the crimes of genocide against Native Americans
Genocide was certainly committed on Native Americans, and one of the ways besides diseases which were spread by Europeans was KILLING them.
Courtesy: Chiitaanibah Johnson (Navajo/Maidu)
Student Chiitaaniba Johnson’s account below:
Johnson says when she told her U.S. History Professor Maury Wiseman that she disagreed with his assessment that Native Americans did not face Genocide – the professor said she was hijacking his class, and that she was accusing him of bigotry and racism.
The professor then dismissed the class early, apologized for Johnson’s disruptions and told her she was disenrolled at the end of the class on Friday.
Please take the time to read the article in its entirety.
What kind of professor would discourage discourse, disagreement, even debate with students who challenge history, without allowing students to hear and discuss, even join in disagreement/agreement of the subject? Professor Maury Wiseman, That’s who.
You don’t pass if you disagree? You don’t get to stay in the classroom if you disagree; you get expelled, because Professor Maury Wiseman couldn’t handle being challenged about the lies, and allow a student to bring facts.
So naturally, the white tears fall because he took the challenge as a threat to being charged a bigot and racist. Well Professor Wiseman, you called it, not Chiitaanibah Johnson.
Your reaction alone speaks volumes. Clutching those white pearls! You made it all about you, which is what racially insensitive folks do. You can’t be a bigot or a racist if you teach US History. You were challenged with facts that you did not want voiced, by someone who knew their history, and you didn’t like it.
This is the information age, Professor Wiseman, students have access to technology, and can research subjects with the click of a switch. Most importantly, in Chiitaanibah Johnson’s case, she has been schooled by her family, her ancestors through oral tradition.
You see, Mr. Wiseman, the history books were not written by our ancestors, by folks who actually lived through these atrocities. They were written by folks whose ancestors were on the losing side of history, by the choices they made to enslave, slaughter and wipe out a people for their own selfish gains.
at Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
SG2: The good Professor Maury Wiseman says the killings of Native Americans wasn’t intentional.
THE HELL YOU SAY, Professor! #AMERIKKKA killing out Native Americans main food source was INTENTIONAL & they posed for pics to show how many Bisons were slaughtered. The Trail of Tears and Wounded Knee were REAL and INTENTIONAL. There will be no white-washing of Native American History. We’re not going to let you do it.
I don’t know what kind of university would allow a professor to expell a student from its classroom, because they challenged the content of what was being lectured.
It will be interesting to see the outcome of Chiitaanibah Johnson expulsion from this class. Also because not one of her classmates stood up for her, I’d be curious to know if any of them were Native American. In other words, what is the ethnic makeup of that history class?