A Texas elementary teacher gives new meaning to Throwback Thursday.
Now that Karen Fitzgibbons has been fired, I’m sure the “I’m-not-a-racist” Texas 4th grade teacher who proposed segregation on a Facebook post, can find another teaching job where her opinions still fit in… perhaps at a school in 1953.
The 1960s were to have served as a wake up call to many Americans concerning race and police. Recent events seem to indicate that somehow how we fell back to sleep.
The all American white schoolbooks of my own 1960s civil rights era childhood served as nothing less than a primer on white privilege. If racial identity shapes the way people are treated by police it also shapes the way we are likely to view them.
It’s time to stop living in a black and white world.
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