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The curriculum in American schools, diversity and oppression

It is self-evident that  America's cultural base has been modified, enriched, and reconstituted by transfusions from other continents and civilizations?

If this were not the case one would have an enforced cultural heritage that is not representative of a diverse society is and that would be a form of oppression.

So as well as Linda Brent Jacobs, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Ishmael Reed as well as the study of the Constitution and its amendments as well as the literary canon: Emerson, Jefferson, Melville, Whitman, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Lincoln, Twain, Dickinson, William and Henry James, Henry Adams, Holmes, Dreiser, Faulkner, O'Neil.

But bright student whether these books are set or not would seek out diverse opinion, why?
because they 'know' this is enlarging their references and broadening their thinking. And bright students (the ones I have met) would dismiss hegemonic slurs about the canon
and would argue that such authors of the canon are not apologists for the privileged and the powerful or agents of UK/American imperialismand suggests that it is time to adjourn the trivialising chat about hegemony

Continuing attack on the historical and literary canons will lead to increasing racial hostility, a loss of common values, and national disintegration. |One wonders when the obsession with difference begin to threaten the idea of an overarching American nationality.

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