For the First Time Ever, 60 U.S. Colleges Are Offering AP Classes on Black History

0 Posted by - August 23, 2022 - BLACK EDUCATION, IN THE NEWS, LATEST POSTS

By Victor Trammell

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According to a report by Olivia Waxman of TIME Magazine, 60 U.S.-based schools all over the U.S. are ready to begin administering Associated Press (AP)-grounded African American Studies this year—for the first time in national history.

This AP pilot program is the 40th Advanced Placement course ordered by the College Board. It is also the first new AP course made available since 2014. About 35 universities, from Virginia Tech to Tuskegee University, will formally allow students to take the course for college credit. Official enrollment begins in the next academic year (2022–23). The AP’s hallmark educational initiative has dawned at a time when lessons learned from experiences lived through by Black Americans (and those from the African diaspora) are the center of a contentious debate statewide.

The so-called “critical race theory” (CRT) is a deceptive social experimentation term, which is short for hopefully whitewashing America’s true history. CRT’s implementation is designed to be injected via state-level education systems. It is allegedly being taught by teachers already. The CRT sound bite exacerbates an inaccurately-themed myth. It is a decades-old idea, which is couched in academic blasphemy.

Realistically, however, it is rarely taught to students formally below the graduate level. CRT’s traffickers call it a method used by academics to examine how judicial systems and other institutions support racism and exclusion.

But during the last several years, the term has not represented anything that has to do with educating people about the true history of racism in America. The answer to how to solve any deceptive term being pitched to become a factually sound social norm is often right in plain sight. The word “theory” exposes the holes in CRT’s traffickers and the filtered dogma that underpins them. When something is considered theoretical, that means it is based on literary gamesmanship, opinion, and subsets of terminological means without an end.

Furthermore, the chronological existence of empirically-based, factually-founded, and legitimate proof sources has already told Black America’s true 400-year story of battling second-class citizenship. This long, drawn-out battle dates back before the birth of U.S. sovereignty. Plenty of infallible sources already possess credible proof, which is both undebatable and void of any need to be existentially followed up on.

Let these truths (along with the AP’s collective documentation) be held as self-evident foundations of truthful (not theoretical) discussions about race in America-on the bright side and through the dark side.

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