George Floyd is everywhere.
The man’s name has echoed all over the world.
It’s been chanted by protestors.
It’s been hailed by world leaders.
Mr. Floyd’s been given his own Holocaust museum exhibit.
He’s even become a hologram.
— Pace! (@ReggiePace) July 28, 2020
And now, he’s entered the realm of education.
George Floyd is history.
As such, he’ll be studied.
That takes us to Concord Carlisle High School in Massachusetts, and a story relayed by Parents Defending Education (all of the following relevant information is reported by PDE).
In a 10th grade U.S. history class, students were given an exercise with a structural racism flair.
Purportedly, they were asked to read a Washington Post piece about George’s life.
Per the write-up, he wasn’t given Three Strikes; when he exited his momma, he was already two-thirds of the way Out.
The assignment’s title: “Race in the Post-Civil Rights Era: George Floyd, Black Lives and the Persistence of Racial Inequality.”
It’s an interesting contrast; decades ago, lessons may have suggested, “America: Where All Are Equal.”
But that was then, and this is racism.
A new wave of enlightenment’s upon us, and re-analysis is the order of the day.
As for whether systemic racism exists, no debate was on offer. As stated by PDE, the teacher “encourage[d] only one viewpoint. … Students were not provided with an opportunity to engage the subject matter critically.”
According to material obtained by PDE, teens were to sign up for their free subscription to The Washington Post.
Having read the article, they were told to describe how systemic racism affected George.
The mission was sectionally sliced, characterized by captions in a formation of rectangles.
How does the system or institution that your article focuses on (education, health care, etc.) serve to create or maintain racial inequality? Here include some stats or evidence that support the
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