Sharp examines racism, US history in Syracuse.com piece

James Roger Sharp"Racism and the war on American history," written by Professor Emeritus James Roger Sharp, was published on Syracuse.com. "The root question is," says Sharp, "Should our children be taught the 'truth' about our past even though the past contains numerous shameful episodes—especially about slavery as it engendered a racism that we’ve had to deal with throughout our history? Certainly, we should celebrate our country’s achievements as well as the principles that we embrace, and recognize that our country, despite the flaws and failings, remains the beacon of hope and democracy throughout the world," he says. 08/12/21