What Should You Do If Your Child Starts Talking About Decolonizing at School?
"Decolonize Explained" w/Dr. Bruce Gilley
What should you do if your child starts talking about "decolonization" at school? I think the first thing to always say to your child is, "Don't just think that the teachers in the school always know what they're talking about when they're talking off-subject." And the second thing you can do is find some resources for them about colonialism, about colonial history. Regnery Publishing has a great series called "Politically Incorrect Guides." There's a "Politically Incorrect Guide" to the British Empire, there's a "Politically Incorrect Guide" to the American Revolution and to American history ... these are great resources, very simple to read, that will provide your child with an alternative source of information that they're not getting at school. Thirdly, remind your child that school is not the only place where they learn. There's also access to museums, there's access to great films, there's lots of books to read, there are conversations they can have. Help them to be more curious about their own education than what their teachers are trying to permit them to have. And in that sense, you're not only helping them to be more educated on colonialism, but you're generating a stronger, more learning-oriented individual as well.