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We should discuss racism in schools

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posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: Annee

The way you phrase it makes it sound like its ludicrous to not support public schools.




posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: MiddleInitial
a reply to: Annee

The way you phrase it makes it sound like its ludicrous to not support public schools.


It is.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
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Schools should be teaching reading, writing, arithmetic.



There's that SHOULD again.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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There are some things about history you cannot teach without also teaching about racism. It's hard to teach the Holocaust or Jim Crow era without teaching about the subject for example. You need to have discussions about it if you are going to tackle Social Darwinism.

But when teaching racism, it needs to be taught as the dictionary definition and not the CRT version. If you start teaching CRT, then the entire classroom risks breaking down into a bunch of little victim groups.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Annee

Schools should be teaching reading, writing, arithmetic.



There's that SHOULD again.


They SHOULD, but when in some places 50% or more of the kids are getting out of school functionally illiterate, then clearly, the schools are not doing that, are they?



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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Should our school systems be responsible to teach what racism is and what should be done to address it? How do we keep the political beliefs out of the discussion?


Umm they teach about american slavery, underground railroad, and the civil rights era, usually they teach it around MLK day.

Would they actually teach why people find commonalities, and form in-group out-groups? Why people tend to gravitate to people of similar culture except for a few novelty seekers?
They only start to touch on that kind of stuff in COM 300+ level courses at uni.

Here is an example of how it works. An american is traveling around India, one day they stumble upon another american. What are chances they strike up conversation vs ignoring them like the rest of the crowd?

The problem is not when groups form, its when groups form and then proceed to attack other groups.
Hard to teach that stuff without people freaking out, saying one is trying to sweep it under the rug.



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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Is it?



posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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Parents was included in the adults bit.
In reply to Zinnydran:- Your talking about children who have already been twisted by parents or other adults. Children from an early age have no bigotry in them, it's only when they are old enough (who knows what age that is 4, 5, 6 years old?) that they take the bigotry in and apply it.



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