Wednesday, September 1, 2010
In her editorial entitled "Salem Witch Trials", Christina Harris suggests that something like the Salem Witch Trials could happen again in America. In fact, she proposes the idea that, as a nation, we have already engaged in this type of behavior on a number of occasions. Read her editorial (linked on our class web page) and comment on her views. Do you feel that history repeats itself? On what points do you agree or disagree with Ms. Harris? Why? Make a reference to something in her editorial and comment on her views, while sharing your own and responding to the views of your classmates. Can you think of other times in American History when we have wrongly stereotyped, exiled, or exterminated innocent people? Are there other examples of "history repeating itself"?