whole heartily- wholeheartedly (one word)
many a times- many a time or many times
with no partial feelings whether it is the epitome of human civilization or the base of humanity- I'd change this- without bias?? Also, ate the end, I'd use 'humanity at its basest' (is that what you mean??) If so, then I am not sure I agree with the idea- surely education, while it might include the highest and the lowest, would attempt partiality- the ability to mdistinguish between the good and the bad
perfectly flawless, however, in an imperfect- semi-colon before 'however'
Let me ask you this. Would- colon or dash
because it is such a cruel- I'd use the past tense to keep the flow
Does the words- Do, also put the word in inverted commas- 'holocaust'
ring any bells to your ear- delete in your ear
we are to educate- I'd use 'are we'
we would be insinuating the spread - assisting?
of the depravity of female sexuality- are you sure you mean this or do you mean the exploitation thereof?
make ourselves become aware = delete become
I get you point, but would you extend your argument beyond the examples without any limits? How would you handle a book like 'The Bell Curve', a text that is held by its detractors to be racist pseudoscience, but which attempts to show intellectual differences between the races? This is not a historical text, but a current work. In any classroom, there has to be a selection of material because the quantity available dictates it, so choices have to be made, which imposes some form of censorship by exclusion, IMO. I fully agree that we shouldn't exclude things because they are uncomfortable and unpleasant, especially where they express deep truths about human nature, but I still think that our choice will reflect out biases. In literature, should we include or exclude writers like Kipling and Conrad, both of whom have been called racist, though whose quality as writers far exceeds many of the popular choices of today? It's a very difficult area, and I would generally agree with you, but I am not sure I'd take it the whole hog. I think reading Conrad and Kipling will help understand their period, but I do have my doubts about the Bell Curve.