I happened to turn on the news yesterday morning and watched in amazement while President Obama released additional birth certificate documents.
It is disheartening to see that important issues, among those, helping students develop skills to become critical thinkers so that they can help manage issues now and in the future, have been disregarded by media figures who persist in attacking the president through subtle and not so subtle challenges to the President’s bona fides. It smacks of the type of racism that is most difficult to combat-racism that is covered in a veneer of civility. The following video from Rachel Maddow’s show The racist roots of ‘birtherism.‘
I hope that this is the end of challenges to President Obama’s bona fides. It is a very frustrating and sobering look at education’s failure to educate media and the public about a true critical analysis and debate.