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Really, really good post over here. Student reporter: Do we really… 
2nd-Mar-2011 01:41 pm
queer2, west wing
Really, really good post over here.

Student reporter: Do we really need a separate black history month now that we have a black president?

Me: Can you name five important African-Americans, not including Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama, and tell me something about their contributions to America?

Student reporter: (Silence)

Me: Yes, we still need Black History Month.


Y'all, I teach a race and ethnic relations class, and I hate to own up to how long it took me to get to five.
Comments 
2nd-Mar-2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the link. That was a great post.
4th-Mar-2011 04:50 am (UTC)
Love it! And now I'm gonna have think...
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