W H A T E V I R
- Apr 30, 2007
- Reaction score
- by the cemeteries
teaching what we already know!Before teachers try to teach kids about racism maybe they need their own lessons on how to teach racism - hint: this isn't it
Another school under fire tonight for a Black History month exercise gone wrong.
This time it's Shepherd Elementary in Northwest D.C., where a kindergarten skit had youngsters split into black and white groups, with children allegedly encouraged to say, "we don't like black people."
The kindergarten teacher had the youngsters re-enacting a civil rights era lunch counter protest. The children split into black and white groups, with white children refusing to serve coffee to black children. "May we order some coffee?" reads a script. "No, get out of here."
On an app the teacher uses to communicate with parents, reaction was swift: "I'm not sure about the skit," wrote one parent. "Splitting the kids up by race and having them play antagonistic roles based on their race might be causing some confusion, and risks creating division where none existed before." "Whoa. I had no idea they were being divided this way and doing a skit," wrote another.
"I think it's unconstructive and unhealthy for 5-year-olds to role play racial antagonism against their classmates or be on the receiving end of that," wrote a third. "And I don't think that's in the spirit of celebrating Black History Month."..................….
how has no one thought of this before
maybe for women's history month, have the boys stare at the girls' chests all month
OTOH in decades to come maybe one of these kids can be the 1st lady of a state governor and make the black kids hold/pick cotton