DONATE NOW TO HELP UPGRADE LIBCOM.ORG

Holocaust Education and Racism in the USA

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
Spikymike
Offline
Joined: 6-01-07
Jan 31 2020 16:48
Holocaust Education and Racism in the USA

I don't particularly like political terminology that reduces 'capitalism' to 'neo-liberalism' or current right wing-extremism to 'fascism' but this article makes some useful and pertinent points about the way that history about the 'Holocaust' and the related history of race and class in the USA is taught in public education and the capitalist media:
https://www.insurgentnotes.com/2020/01/holocaust-education-and-fascist-g...

Spikymike
Offline
Joined: 6-01-07
Jan 31 2020 17:00

Maybe this amended link will work better:
http://insurgentnotes.com/2020/01/holocaust-education-and-fascist-groomi...

Black Badger
Offline
Joined: 21-03-07
Jan 31 2020 21:28

Any particular reason you put Holocaust in quotes?

Spikymike
Offline
Joined: 6-01-07
Feb 1 2020 16:00

BB, These are quotes ''...'' but I sometimes lazily use '...' to just indicate that I've taken the word from another's text, so not significant.

Black Badger
Offline
Joined: 21-03-07
Feb 2 2020 01:21

my annoyance is with quotation marks being used to indicate smug disagreement (so-called ironic quotation marks). so as long as capitalism, neo-liberalism, and fascism are used similarly in the text you linked, then i have no issue. it's just that it wasn't clear from your post.

Spikymike
Offline
Joined: 6-01-07
May 12 2020 16:57

Didn't get any other feedback about this article which seemed interesting to me, but I don't have enough knowledge about the USA Education system and related issues to take any more critical view of it so noticed it was heavily criticised on the same site here:
http://insurgentnotes.com/2020/04/insurgent-notes-promotes-the-confusion...
Maybe others apart from Stephen Shenfield might comment.