SMH: 5 Black History Month Mockeries

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Sending the Wrong Message

When you think of Black History Month icons for children, RuPaul, O.J. Simpson and Dennis Rodman may not be the first people that come to mind, but three teachers at a South Los Angeles elementary school encouraged students to study them. Outrage from the parents lead to the teacher’s suspension and even the mayor had something to say about the lesson plan.

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