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You’ve likely seen talking heads or social media mavens blasting opposition to critical race theory by linking it to a refusal to teach American history. More specifically, the accusation often states that conservatives merely want to do away with teaching the history of the American civil rights movement or other black experiences in the past, such as slavery. It’s one of the most dishonest pivots in the public square today, particularly given that the American civil rights movement shares many qualities with conservatism.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 10 January 2022 11:44

OPINION: Revolutionary history surrounds us

When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical fantasy called "Mountain Folk," I decided to set most the action during the American Revolution. It’s my favorite period in American history. After all, I’m a native North Carolinian — which means I grew up surrounded by reminders of our nation’s founding era.

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ROCKINGHAM — Newly installed Mayor John Hutchinson is calling for participants to lace up their sneakers and celebrate the city’s first long-distance run — more than 140 years ago.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with cultural awareness events at both campuses.

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ROCKINGHAM — With a crisp autumn coolness in the air Sunday evening, a local paranormal investigation team wrapped up its annual downtown ghost tour.

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A leaked syllabus of a class called “Global Whiteness” at the University of North Carolina reads like a parody of today’s campus race obsession and radicalism. Campus Reform published a copy that includes topics like “White Trash,” “Enlightenment or Enwhitenment?” and “How is Trump racist?” Perhaps most laughable is the course appears to blame America and the West in the Pacific Theater during World War II instead of on Japan’s racist imperialism and aggression.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 02 September 2021 16:15

Sandhills SAR chapter celebrates charter anniversary

PINEHURST — On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Sandhills Sons of the American Revolution chapter compatriots will be celebrating the first anniversary of receiving their charter at the Pine Crest Inn, Pinehurst.

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ROCKINGHAM — The tales passed down by family members over the past century served as the inspiration for Sam McGee's first novel.

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Like much of the nation, North Carolina has a civics and history crisis. Yet, it may be even worse than thought in North Carolina after a Fordham Institute study gave the state a “D-” grade for civics and an “F” for history. Even more troubling for many educators and curriculum designers across the state is that most of the Southeast held up favorably when the scores were released.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 08 July 2021 12:46

OPINION: When history is dangerous

Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out conservatives’ opposition to teaching the truth about our nation. He tweeted, “If we teach that the founding of the United States of America was somehow flawed. It was corrupt. It was racist. That’s really dangerous. It strikes at the very foundations of our country.” It’s a belief that views our country as fragile instead of resilient. It assumes that the scrutiny of history can undermine the sentiments of the Declaration of Independence and that the power of our nation lies in the actions of people, not the greater ideals expressed in our founding documents. 

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