“White men getting richer than Enron./ They stepping on Indians, women and blacks./ Era of Good Feeling doesn’t come with the facts.”
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Guess The Title Of New School Rap Curriculum: Old Dead White Men
What inner-city kids in Oklahoma are learning about President James Monroe, America's fifth president and last to be considered a founding father,
What they should really be learning,
President James Monroe fought in the American Revolution. He served in the Continental Congress as an anti-Federalist delegate to the Virginia convention in consideration of the U.S. Constitution. Monroe opposed ratification on the grounds that it gave too much power to the federal government. Monroe studied law under Thomas Jefferson. He is best known for the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 that stated the United States would not tolerate further European involvement in the Americas.