“This list also might explain a bit about why Hispanics and Asians aren’t getting excited over Obama’s candidacy. They must be asking, ‘Black this and black that. Why aren’t we getting our fair share of our own pseudo-heroes pounded into the brains of children?’
“About 20 years ago, E.D. Hirsch’s Cultural Literacy survey revealed that more high school students could identify Harriet Tubman than Stalin or Churchill. I recall William F. Buckley wondering who in the world Harriet Tubman could be. If she was more important than Stalin, how could he have gone his whole life without ever hearing of her? And if she wasn’t important, why was she famous?”
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