Underline history, don’t erase it
Instead of erasing history as a Jan. 29 letter [“Let’s just stop teaching history in schools”] suggests, why not use the pointed end of the pencil to underline the transgressions committed upon a class of people and point out why they happened?
Without the history, bad or good, there is no way future societies may be aware of these crimes against humanity and be prepared to prevent them from ever happening again.
Must we resort to a communist remedy of deleting all that is distasteful or anti-manifesto?
Let’s use the pointed end of our pencils to educate and not concentrate on the eraser to eradicate.
G. Daland Webb