The College Fix thecollegefix.com 18 Dec, 2020 13:30 am

Private school accused of racism after assigning book on struggles of African Americans

Private school accused of racism after assigning book on struggles of African Americans
In trying to promote antiracism, school called racist by mother of black student.

Providence Day School learned this lesson the hard way.” Providence Day told parents in early November that students would not say the racial slur while reading and that part of the lesson would include “considering the word itself and some of its more nuanced aspects of meaning.Faith Fox, a lawyer and single mother, said in an interview that she imagined her son’s mostly white class at the Providence Day School reading the dialogue out loud.com/qVd2XByA1A — Providence Day (@ProvidenceDay) December 15, 2020 Curiously, black faculty members at the school defended the teaching of the play.

MORE: Anonymous Instagram account collects alleged stories of racism at private schools The paper reported that Leigh Dyer, a school spokesperson, “said the school had introduced the study of ‘Fences’ in 2017 in response to Black parents who wanted more lessons addressing race.She took it to a parents’ Facebook group, and later fired off an email that school officials said was a personal attack on a faculty member,” the paper reported.

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