“I think the 9/11 attacks should be taught in a way that doesn’t really aim, like, more like who did it, but, how, more how we can, how, move on and, how, different, how, healing processes that we can go through to, like, make everything, like, you know, good again, ”said another.
A third student suggested that the curriculum should “avoid blaming”, because entering the “specific factors that were at stake” would risk people turning to “Islamophobia” as well as “ideas of American exceptionalism” .
Students generally did not seem to agree with the concept of American exceptionalism.
“I disagree with the idea of American exceptionalism. It is rooted in a lot of notions, like, colonists and imperialists about how we should treat other people, ”said one.
“I don’t think we should talk, like, about the size of the country,” suggested another student.