The folks over at The Root posed an interesting question recently:
"Who would you erase from Black History?"
...but then they followed it up with a fairly obvious list:
D.C. Sniper, John Muhammad
Dr. Conrad Murray
Bishop Don Magic Juan
Idi Amin/Papa Doc/Baby Doc/Robert Mugabe/Rafael Trujillo
Conservative commentator, John McWhorter, picked up on the lameness of The Root's list and posted his own, typically provocative, but I think ultimately much more interesting, list:
Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward
(Go to the articles to see the justifications for these choices.)
What do you think about these lists? Who would you "remove from Black History," if you had the chance?