Let’s Get Real: The Civil Rights Movement Was About Police Brutality

As a history teacher, these last couple of weeks have been wrought with a realization that most white people in this country do not know history. Don’t get me wrong. I have always known this. But the responses of late to the mass unrest that has occurred over the murder of George Floyd has made me realize more than ever that history has been weaponized to present a version of America that is more palatable to white people.

It is this graphic, shared all over the internet, that has almost sent me over the edge: