Middle School Teacher Suspended for Teaching America’s Racist History

A middle school teacher in Monroe, Michigan has been suspended after showing a historical video in his history class showing a white man wearing blackface to imitate an African-American.The video was part of a history lesson on Jim Crow racial segregation laws.  Teacher Alan Barron, 59, played the video to show his students how some white Americans considered racist acts acceptable "entertainment" in the 1800s.According to the Monroe News, Monroe Middle School teacher Alan Barron … [Read more...]

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Flailing Fists of Fiery Faith: Angry Words at Dearborn’s Arab Festival

“And they’ll know you are Christians by your love, by your love….” Easy to sing.  Not so easy to remember, when you’re facing off with someone from the Other Side.  Y’know what I mean?Dearborn, Michigan has the distinction of having the highest population of Muslims per capita of any city in the United States.  Approximately 30% of Dearborn residents are Arab-American.So it’s no surprise, then, that Dearborn would host the annual Arab International Festival, the largest outdoor gathering … [Read more...]

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