Hicks, you are an embarrassment. How do you have a position where you can make a decision like this when you obviously don't even have the fundamentals of US civil rights history correct? You are an educator? Write it out 100 times so you can remember it next time: "Rosa Parks" not "Rosa Clark" & 3/5 not 1/4. Who are the people who actually listen to you & believe you have anything of worthwhile to say? That is what is most appalling about this whole fiasco: you have people who actually LISTEN to you as if you spoke any "truth"- just 'cause you say so. Oh, yeah, you think hearsay is a viable educational medium. And you have the power & privilege to enforce your misinformed ideas through societal institutions. And did. You exemplify the very thing you are afraid that students might learn about. You are an object lesson. How much more clearly can students be taught about these concepts than through a study of your words, actions and deeds? Your exploits provide fodder for another chapter in the civil rights history of the US- an example of bigotry, ignorance, hatred and an abuse of power. You don't want kids to think for themselves because you are afraid they might see their own "truth", their own place in the history of this country that is not defined by a majority culture point of view. You are afraid they might actually succeed and you don't REALLY want that. But isn't that the point of education? Even for Mexican kids in Tucson?
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