Sunday, September 25, 2011

#10- Middle School Muslim 1

History= HIS Story

Middle school was all about survival and attaining rank with peers.  It is a time of self discovery.  It was around that time that I began to use profanity and wanted to give away my virginity as if it was a burden.

2 teachers left an impact on me for the purposes of the blog.  Mr. Butcher (I think that's his name) was a history teacher and was teaching us about the American Revolution in New England.  To make a long story short the British got their assess handed to them by a bunch of... insurgents.

I was one of the few people who was paying attention to the lesson and a question popped into my head:

"What are the British 8th graders learning right now since the story involves the 2 countries?"

Mr. Butcher calmly told me that the English tell a WHOLE DIFFERENT story when it comes to how they lost the American colonies.  He told me that ALL HISTORY books are like this.  For some reason I thought of the Bible in my head.

"ALL HISTORY books?" I repeated.  "ALL HISTORY books" he confirmed.

That messed with my brain in a good way.  I came from Haiti and wondered what the French told their kids about us.

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