Wednesday marks the end of Black History Month. And like prior Februaries, this month has seen its fair share of articles lamenting Americans’ lack of knowledge about African American history. A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center concluded that schools are not adequately teaching the history of slavery in particular.
Despite these laments, Americans remain fundamentally divided on the teaching of black history. That’s not new. What is new is the growing polarization of Democrats and Republicans on this issue.