There is often so much we don’t know about our own histories, and this has become ever more evident in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement that has certainly awakened me to my severe lack of knowledge of British Empire history.
I was watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that is always worth watching, and he drove this point home brilliantly. See what you think:
The present is a product of the past, and when we fundamentally don’t understand the past (including being purposefully misled), then we don’t understand the present.
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