By Hindustan Times. BJP-ruled states are allegedly re-writing history to give it a right-wing slant. Hindu rulers are shown as victors in battles, Mahatma assassination finds no mention and RSS ideologue, … Continue reading Rewriting history: Akbar lost to Maharana Pratap; Mahatma, Nehru missing from texts
By Sunny Singh. The blockbuster purports to be a historical portrayal, but in fact it’s a whitewash. And these decisions help corrode societal attitudes.
By Robert Fisk. “Even in this early stage of the Second World War, ethnic minority British citizens did show enormous courage – one of the bravest ARP men during the Blitz … Continue reading When you watch Dunkirk, remember that it’s a whitewashed version which ignores the bravery of black and Muslim soldiers
Poet Clint Smith explores America’s complicated history and why we shouldn’t forget that several of its founding fathers and first presidents owned slaves.
By Natalie Nougayrède. From Turkey to China, strongmen rewrite the past to suit their ends. But democracies are not immune to this revisionism.
A school has received a huge backlash for telling its pupils to ‘pretend to buy slaves’ in its History curriculum. Year 8 pupils at Rochester Grammar School in Kent had to ‘work … Continue reading School criticised for using ‘slaves auctions’ as an History exercise
New evidence has surfaced showing Aboriginal people have existed longer in Australia than previously thought. This new discovery by archaeologists of what they think are the world’s oldest stone axes and ochre … Continue reading New light shone on Aboriginal history
“Heavily subsidized crops from Europe are unfairly dumped on the African continent creating starvation and poverty when domestic producers cannot compete.”
By Katrin Bennhold “At TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design), it took about a day to realize that I wasn’t getting the usual pangs of irritation. I had not wasted … Continue reading Diversity, Minus the Tokenism
Enoch Powell criticising Commonwealth immigration, and anti-discrimination legislation that had been proposed in the United Kingdom in 1968. “…Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. “We … Continue reading Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood