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White Washed History

I remember the exact moment I realized I was being miseducated by a white-centered history - I was in 7th grade, in the suburbs, in the Midwest of the US…I was in health class. We were covering topics such as depression, addiction, and suicide. Our teacher who was a well meaning white-woman, told us that Native Americans had much higher rates of depression, suicide, & overdoses. 

My hand shot up, being a feisty and naturally curious kid, I asked, “Why?” My teacher calmly responded “These are the facts, and you can do your own research”.

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