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Misnomers and History

I don't feel represented in the American historical curriculum. As a brown, mixed female, I feel underrepresented in my history classes because most of our curriculum is centered around caucasian-male stories. I would love to talk more about brown women in history classes. My mom immigrated from India as a child and has lived in America since. We never talk about the enslavement of Indian people in history and only talk about Indian culture in respect to the British colonizers and British occupation. We also need to work on calling Native Americans by their true name instead of "Indians," what Christopher Columbus wrongly called them, or "American Indians," another wrong title.

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