Recent incidents at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland revealed a culture of racism that students say permeates the halls. Educators believe a key to fighting that racism is in the lessons they teach in the classroom.
The battle between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement took an unexpected twist this week, as the Department of Agriculture abruptly fired Shirley Sherrod over allegedly racist remarks at an NAACP meeting. Join Kojo as we look at the furor and rapid reversal of Sherrod’s firing, and what this story says about politics and the media in the U.S.
- Paul Delaney veteran journalist and former editor and reporter at the New York Times.
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Last week, students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland staged a walk-out during class in protest of what they call a culture of racism in their halls. Kojo explores what happened and how activism is playing out not just at colleges and in city streets- but in the halls of local high schools.
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