For anyone not familiar with the long-running Marvel comic series Black Panther, one of the film adaptation’s early scenes might have caused a stir, as it did with the Indian film board. When M’baku, a character vying
The challenge of teaching - and learning - about history is that no textbook or even the best teachers can fully capture its nuances, complexities, and contradictions.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a scientist, and I don’t really like science, either. I don’t dispute the veracity of science, but I’m not very good at it. In school, I dreaded going to
When Hinduism is discussed within the context of the American social and religious landscape, it’s usually labeled an immigrant religion, conflated with the experiences of communities that have come from India, the West Indies and other parts
With four self-identifying Hindus in the US House of Representatives, Hindus now have more representation than self-identifying Buddhists and Muslims. Those numbers are more than symbolic, and also undercut previous assumptions that Hindu Americans wouldn’t be able
The reality is that Trump voters didn’t just exist in the backwoods or in some dying manufacturing town. They lived in plain sight, often begging us to see them.
In the 1990s, historians Gary B. Nash, Ross Dunn, and the late Charlotte Crabtree helped to establish the National Center for History in the Schools, the organization that would create the National History Standards. However, what was
When I was in elementary school, one of my teachers – with the best of intentions – inserted a VHS (or Beta MAX) tape of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. She had the scene cued
For over a decade, Hindu Americans have been active across the country in trying to get schools and textbooks to present a more accurate assessment of Hinduism. That’s because Hinduism is often lumped into the history textbooks’
Sometimes, even the craziest processes can lead to positive outcomes, as demonstrated recently by the Texas State Board of Education’s recent controversial vote to adopt new instructional materials for 2015. While the board’s vote to adopt textbooks