Friday, January 18, 2008

My Kids Are Simple, but Smart

8th graders, also after watching the MLK Jr. video.
Me: Do you think there's still racism in America?
Class: Yes.
Me: Do you think it'll go away?
Student: No, it won't.
Me: (bewildered, because this kid is not a cynic) Why not?
Student: Well, because evil won't ever go away while we're here.  And racism is evil.  So... I dunno, I just think it'll be around for a while.

1 comment:

erin said...

remind me to tell you about my "racism is silly lesson" from the other day. it's a humorous "what did i just teach these children?" story.

You'll appreciate it.