This early 20th century cartoon from Puck Magazine is remarkably prescient.
It shows a towering Uncle Sam “teaching” four terrified children: Philippines, Hawaii, Porto Rico, Cuba.
A black child washes a window.
A native american child holds a book upside down.
The white children, of course, are reading about themselves and beyond reproach.
When we look inside our country today, some of the faces are different.
Things haven’t changed very much.