I imagine a lot of folks are thinking about racism. It’s pretty hard to avoid in all the conversations about Trayvon and George. Personally, I don’t know the entire story, but I’m afraid no matter how much we study what happened, and whose fault it was, and why hoodies scare people- we aren’t going to fix what happened. I am very sad about that.
The other day I watched a program from the 60’s featuring a class of third graders from Riceville Iowa. They were taught a lesson in prejudice and while it isn’t going to give anyone who isn’t a minority a true feel for the impediments and the pain of living with racism- it does make a striking difference in the lives of those young children who had Jane Elliot as a teacher.