.Letters to the Editor—Metaverse Fury and Teaching Children History

Teach the Children

Imagine German parents saying, “We have decided that we don’t want to teach our children about the Nazis, Hitler, the Holocaust and WWII. We think that makes them feel badly about being German and it makes them uncomfortable.”

I think most of us would find that unacceptable. This is what those who are trying to sanitize American History are saying as they try to control school curricula, purge books and block discussions about our history. It’s not about protecting kids, it’s about protecting white privilege. 

The attack on Critical Race Theory and efforts to block teaching history honestly is a PR campaign. It’s racism: same-old product, different package. I think some white American parents are afraid their kids will be different, believe that everyone should get a fair shake and move into a multi-cultural, multi-colored world. For some, that’s a bad outcome.

German kids learned about their history and didn’t melt. Germany has become a strong defender of human rights as they work to heal from their national trauma. American kids can handle the truth. It’s their parents who are having a hard time.

Moss Henry 

Santa Rosa

Obviously Clueless

Since when did the Pacific Sun—and I am assuming the Bohemian, too, since you are now one and the same—become a tool for Meta/Facebook? (“Integrating the Metaverse,” Jan. 26) 

I hope you charged them a chunk of money for that infomercial you published this week!  “Watches, glasses, other types of wearables we haven’t imagined yet, that will allow people to have a more engaged experience through the metaverse.” Wow, just what we need: more stuff to view more mostly useless stuff.

Selena Anne Shephard


Jane Vickhttp://janevick.com
Jane Vick is a journalist, artist and writer who has spent time in Europe, New York and New Mexico. She is currently based in Sonoma County. View her work at janevick.com.


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