#TeachingRacism Trends On Twitter, Revealing How Society Ingrains Stereotypes

The hashtag #TeachingRacism trended Sunday evening, created by Ryan Dalton, a teacher, writer, and activist who says he wanted to collect stories that explain how racism is taught from one generation to the next, intentionally or otherwise. The hashtag caught on quickly, and became a top trending topic.

From Christopher Columbus to the Confederate flag, here are some of the most eye-opening things to be found under the #TeachingRacism tag.

#TeachingRacism Saying things like “discovered the ‘New World'”, instead of “colonizers came & genocidally slaughtered Indigenous Peoples”.

— Bacchus (@theonlybacchus) June 28, 2015

#TeachingRacism Rushisms: “We need segregated buses… This is Obama’s America.” #stoprush

— GeeGee (@GeeGeeAkili) June 28, 2015

Then there are the tweets that started the #TeachingRacism trend, from a teacher in New York.

If you’re interested in seeing more from the #TeachingRacism hashtag, you can check out the entire timeline here.

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