87% Of Key Latino Events Ignored In US History Books: Johns Hopkins

  • American schools have a new issue to deal with — the lack of Latino history being taught.
  • A Johns Hopkins report found that 87% of key topics regarding Latino history were not covered in history books or were briefly mentioned.
  • “Only 28 of 222 important topics were covered well, leaving out many aspects of the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, the U.S. acquisition of Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal, the modern civil rights movement, Cold War politics, and legal developments shaping the Latino experience, such as the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act, and racial segregation,” according to a release on the report.
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