Every black child in grade school is taught Adolph Hitler killed six million Jews and is the worst human being that ever lived. On the other hand our children are taught “The Right Honorable” Cecil Rhodes the founder of the De Beer diamond company in South Africa who killed ten times that number of Africans is a hero and a statesman and if they study hard and do well in school they may be eligible to win Rhodes Scholarships the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. They don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
If you don’t know your history, you can expect to continue to be a fool, used and abused by the oppressor.
….We (at least in America) weren’t taught about De Beer at all.
^ I was thinking that while reading this. Never learned about him in school.
This is the first time I have heard that name.
My world history class was cool enough to cover Cecil Rhodes. Here are some of the real bitchy things he said.
"I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race…If there be a God,I think that what he would like me to do is paint as much of the map of Africa British Red as possible…"
"Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life."
Southern Zimbabwe also used to be called Rhodesia, in his honor.