@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG Angry his son had to school his teacher on Black history, @blkeducator offers @TEDxNashville talk on importance of correcting myths & teaching history accurately, seen by millions. Join Thurs., 8 pm ET, 1/13 – 4/7/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
Dr. David Ikard, who will join the TruthWorks Network 1/13/22 premiere of “If America Fails,” offered a TED Talk on Black History Myths. Motivated by the history his son was learning in school, and needing to confront the teacher on the matter, instead this proud father witnessed his son influence how his teacher taught lessons on Rosa Parks.
“But then I thought about it. And I got angry. And I got real angry. Why? Why would I get angry? Because my nine-year-old son had to educate his teacher about his history, had to educate his teacher about his own humanity. He’s nine years old. He should be thinking about basketball or soccer or the latest movie. He should not be thinking about having to take the responsibility of educating his teacher, his students, about himself, about his history. That was a burden that I carried. That was a burden that my parents carried and generations before them carried. And now I was seeing my son take on that burden, too,” said Ikard.
“…it’s a lot easier to digest an old grandmother with tired feet who doesn’t stand up because she wants to fight for [in]equality, but because her feet and her back are tired, and she’s worked all day. See, old grandmothers are not scary. But young, radical black women who don’t take any stuff from anybody are very scary, who stand up to power and are willing to die for that — those are not the kind of people that make us comfortable,” he continued. Join millions of other viewers who have seen this talk. — LMO
“David Ikard explains why the whitewashing of black history should be a major concern for us all, even self-identified white liberals…Black history taught in US schools is often watered-down, riddled with inaccuracies and stripped of its context and rich, full-bodied historical figures. Equipped with the real story of Rosa Parks, professor David Ikard highlights how making the realities of race more benign and digestible harms us all — and emphasizes the power and importance of historical accuracy…This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxNashville, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.” — TED Talks
See the full transcript or watch the video at the link below.
WATCH 18:13 | The real story of Rosa Parks — and why we need to confront myths about Black history | David Ikard | TEDxNashville | 2/3/2020