Color-blindness benefits a global vision.

Lisa Wenger
Hampton Falls, NH

As a US History teacher, my 8th grade students were studying segregation and the Brown V. Board of Ed. ruling. I heard the NPR piece this morning and shared the Atlantic Monthly article on the resegregation of Central High in Tuskaloosa and the Dent family’s experiences from the 50’s until now. I showed my students the Propublica Race Card site, and then challenged my students to write their own six word essay reflecting on the topic of race, education, and our community. They found the challenge of expressing their feelings and experience in 6 words difficult. Asked where they thought Central High would be in another 10 years, they were pretty pessimistic.

 

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