Language Arts 8 – February 13

Today, in honour of Black History month, we read the poem, “February 12, 1963” and annotated it. We discussed the civil rights movement, some contentious history for North America, as well as what racism is.

We had a good discussion about whether or not “reverse racism” exists, or whether “racism” inherently requires a minority or marginalized group. Additionally, we discussed situational racism (what if you are the white minority in another country/culture?)

We briefly brought in MLK Jr., Rosa Parks, and

Thank you for your mature and respectful dialogue today – I was both impressed and delighted.

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