1. The Case Against Black History Month – Impact – Teachwell
    October 29, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

    […] a talk I gave at Wellington College earlier this year. The first was on the purpose of history, the second looked at the case against Black History Month by highlighting its roots in scientific […]


  2. brian
    October 30, 2016 @ 6:51 am

    I love the idea of “the purpose(s) of history”, as if history was designed as a resource for history teachers.

    We would nor be where we are if it were not for “racism” which litters history (the real thing not the subject) like the sultanas in a fruit cake. Much of where we are has been forged by racism and so it will likely always be.

    Surely then Black History Month is an ideal vehicle for addressing the issues and we should support it rather than ditching it.

    I have been involved in Black History Month in the UK in the past and have never seen it the way you describe it, although I see that you have tried to simplity the thing somewhat.


    • Teachwell
      October 30, 2016 @ 11:22 am

      In your opinion. If you have any evidence for any of this then I would be happy to read it. Otherwise – “that which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence” (Christopher Hitchens). Do check out my page http://wp.me/P7nQnr-3Id – you could learn how to make an effective point instead of conjecture.


  3. Statues Must Fall – Erasing History or Righting Wrongs? – Teachwell
    October 31, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    […] I disagree with some initiatives (my objections to Black History Month as it stands can be read here and here), I would rather money was spent on erecting statues (which he mentioned but I can’t […]



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