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Paul Frail 
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Re: “Rebels No More: SBHS Student Isaiah Hines on the End of the Rebels Nickname

What is interesting is that no one is talking about the ramifications of Presentism. Presentism is the act of judging historical figures and events by the moral and ethical standards of the present day. In some cases, going so far as to judge the present because of that action. It should be pointed out that this practice is condemned by the American Historical Association arguing, presentism encourages a kind of complacency and self-congratulation. Interpreting the past in terms of the present concerns usually leads us to find ourselves morally superior. Using Presentism to accelerate change is not a valid argument, unless change has in fact not occurred.

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Posted by Paul Frail on 04/14/2017 at 1:15 PM

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