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Reflection Paper II 1The participants of these crimes passed down racist attitudes beliefs and practices to their children They taught their children the same ideas they believed in which were white supremacy racism hate and unjust violence against their fellow human beings I believe they taught their children these beliefs because in more than one of the postcards I viewed I saw children gathered around the corpses of the lynched They participants passed down the attitude that they were superior to blacks To show their superiority they would hang innocent men women and children The participants also taught their children to treat black people as less than human beings Their attitude towards blacks was that they could do and say anything to them because they were less than human beings they were animals 2I do believe that what was being taught in the ivory halls of education supported such behaviors During the times of these lynchings most of the country was segregated and most of the whites believed in committing crimes of hate racism and in the idea of separate but not equal Since hate was being practiced in this country its only logical that hate was part of the education being taught I went on a trip last year which central purpose was to teach us about the injustices that went on in this country towards the black people I saw videotapes and heard testimony from people who lived during those times acknowledging that what was being taught in education back then supported such behaviors Since hate was being taught in schools then it only makes since that the students would practice this newly learned hate both in and out of school 3European historiography does support such behaviors Europeans writing of history tells about the lynching hate and blunt racism that went on but doesnt explain how wrong it was and doesnt express much remorse for the victims The history books
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