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Consider this news story from Los Angeles. Three elementary teachers are suspended for selecting "less than desirable role models" for the school's Black History Month events.

Discussion Questions

  1. A teacher could argue that the three role models that were selected are all very successful people in their respective fields.  Is this an effective argument?
  2. The news report identifies the three teachers as being "all white men." Is this information relevant to how this situation is viewed?
  3. If you were an African American parent who had a child in one of the teacher's classrooms, how would you feel? Would you feel comfortable with the teacher educating your child?

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