Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Awareness training just isn't going to cut it.

Thanks to The Voyage.

My students have said, even recently, that "race doesn't matter," that it is "a thing of the past," as I'm sure anyone born after the Civil Rights Movement might like to pretend. So then I show them Bamboozled. But that could never really happen! Not now! So then I point them to Texas schools who held Minstrel shows rather than High School Musicals, not so very long ago. Now we don't have to go back so far.

This is apalling.

All, this reminds me that I need to update my blogroll/links/look -- coming soon, as soon as the RL move is completely complete.

1 comment:

mia said...

WHAT were they THINKING?!?!?!?! Nothing obviously. Idiots, the lot of them. That poor girl! I mean what was she supposed to do stand up before a sea of white faces and say "this is a discrace!" How scary for an adult to consider let alone a child.