Critics of multicultural education suggest that multicultural education erodes the traditional educational cannon, particularly the view of U.S. history. In a 500 word essay, explore this counter argument: We need to acknowledge and understand the history of all groups in the United States as part of American history.
- In this reflection journal, watch the video clip on the Arizona HB 2281 that eliminates ethnic studies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow2EAkY5nPo.
- Also, take Harvard’s Implicit Association test on Native Americans (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/).
Reflect on your reactions to the clip, your experience with the test, your potential biases, and your perspective/s on this controversy (remember to view all resources with a critical lens). Explain why education should promote the study of the historical and contemporary experiences and contributions of people of color, women and other underrepresented groups. APA citation format is acceptable.