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When History Is Not Helpful

By Mark Davis, Townhall - July 28, 2013

As a nation, we are growing historically illiterate. It’s easy to blame schools, but we are also running out of parents who care that their sons and daughters know what the thirteen original colonies were or where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. History is precious. It is our legacy, and it contains lessons that can help us plot a brighter future. But in the days since the Zimmerman verdict, objectors are pointing to “history” in a way that hampers clarity and actually hurts race relations.

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