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  1. I really enjoyed learning more about your thoughts on how histories of violence (especially related to slavery) are often sanitized or absent from high school education. I completely agree that it is not only appropriate, but responsible to teach older students about the realities of violence throughout US history. When we understand the suffering and pain of others, we develop empathy. Just to build onto your points, I think that this is often not at the fault of teachers, but rather general education requirements (“common core” curriculums) that force teachers to move so quickly through topics. I think this is also a good opportunity for sensitivity training and encouraging students to understand contemporary issues surrounding racial inequality. Thank you so much for sharing your insight on this topic in your podcast, it was a joy to listen to it!

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