“It was supposed to be a lesson on racism, but some parents are furious neither they, nor their kids, were told about it ahead of time.”
An elementary school in Texas decided to subject students to an experiment in segregation. They separated the students into groups based on hair color and treating them differently.
Parents are understandably outraged.
NBC News 4 in San Antonio reported:
Parents angered by segregation experiment at local elementary school
Children at a local elementary school segregated by the color of their hair. The children in one group told they’re not as smart as the others. It was supposed to be a lesson on racism, but some parents are furious neither they, nor their kids, were told about it ahead of time.
The parents we spoke to say they want their children to learn about racism and civil rights but feel Northside ISD went too far with the segregation experiment and by making children watch a documentary it admits was not age appropriate.
Mike and Brandi Lininger say their ten-year-old daughter was confused and hurt by a classroom experiment in January at Leon Springs Elementary. Students were separated according to hair color, with one group receiving preferential treatment.
Jeremiah Poff of the Washington Examiner has details on the experiment:
Texas parents outraged over elementary school’s segregation exercise
To illustrate segregation, the teacher separated students with dark hair from students with lighter hair. Both groups were then given a game to play, but the lighter-haired group’s game was missing a piece, preventing them from playing. The teacher also required the light-haired group to clean up the classroom.
The district acknowledged in a statement to News 4 San Antonio that the lesson, which included watching part of the Spike Lee film 4 Little Girls, about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, was “not age-appropriate and will not be used again.”
The parents of a 10-year-old girl who took part in the classroom exercise told the San Antonio-based outlet that their daughter was so frightened by the incident that she was “unable to go to sleep in our own room.”
The report goes on to mention that some parents were surprised that the school didn’t tell them about this experiment, since they hear from the school constantly in emails and newsletters.
I suspect the school didn’t mention this to parents because they knew how it would be received.
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