Tuesday, March 20, 2012

News at Eleven: Ninth-grader Jordan Shumate said that

during class this month, he was reading aloud a poem by acclaimed African American writer Langston Hughes when his teacher interrupted and directed him to read in a "blacker" style.

"She told me, 'Blacker, Jordan--c'mon, blacker. I thought you were black,' " said Shumate, who is African American.

from The Washington Post: Fairfax investigates allegation of racially insensitive behavior by high school teacher


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