Flash Friday- “Why White Men Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Teach History by Angelina Hunt”

The inspiration for the fourth of July edition of flash friday was the festive image below along with the prompt “include a woman”.  I couldn’t resist having a little fun with this one, if you couldn’t tell from the title!

 

Writing the Declaration of Independence. Painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863 – 1930). Public domain photo.
Writing the Declaration of Independence. Painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863 – 1930). Public domain photo.

 

Why White Men Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Teach History By Angelina Hunt
(155 Words)

I was two cans of redbull, a pack of twizzlers, and an embarrassing amount of oreos in, and still, nothing. The blankness of my laptop’s screen hummed away, mocking me. Two hours until the paper was due, and the only sentence I’d written (and deleted) thus far was:

“I hold these truths to be self-evident, that the founding fathers were a bunch of sexist, racist pigs…”

Couldn’t imagine my Ben Franklin worshiping, Revolutionary War re-enacting, American History professor would like that too much.

I needed at least a B on this assignment to pass the class, but somehow found it difficult to write 5-7 pages on, as Professor Wilson put it, “The great men that freed our nation from tyranny.”

Well freed, the white, land-owning, male nation anyway.

Time was ticking away, I’d run out of snacks, and I think the lack of sleep was really getting to me when I finally started writing.

 

Thanks for reading!

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