Tag: history

Jamaica

Professor Shepherd — Make History Compulsory In School

Historian and Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Verene Shepherd, has called for the teaching of history to be made compulsory in school. Professor Shepherd posited the view as Jamaica seeks to mark 182 years since Emancipation on August 1. “We must teach the children the truth and to […]

COMMENTARY

10 Takeaways From President Obama’s Past Speech On Race

The issue of race has been a topical subject in the U.S., partly because of the socio-economic, political, and historical development of the country. In fact, a new Pew Research Center survey has shown a profound difference between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they […]