There are many bits of history that have been politicized over the centuries.
Lots of things exist in terms of popular beliefs.
The problem is that many of the beliefs and basically just that: “beliefs.” Beliefs that are not grounded in facts, just beliefs that are toeing a line in terms of modern views.
This is a problem.
Just because someone says something is true, does not in anyway way make in true. Just because you think that two topics which are both true are correlated does not make them related. Just because you say “A and B, therefore A implies B” does not make that fallacious statement true.
Correlation does not equal causation.