I still don’t see the justification for anyone calling for the firing of the Lumpkin County history teacher who allowed her students to dress in Klan robes for a class dramatization of racism in America. I understand how the sight of the costumed and hooded students would upset a classmate, but once the project was explained, I would think that the concerns would be allayed.
The question here is intent. It seems clear that the teacher, who is well respected and liked, was trying to bring history to life for her students. (Several have posted on an earlier blog on this issue and defended their teacher and their class.) There are valid questions about whether she went too far in her effort to invigorate the history lesson.
Was it wrong to walk the kids through the school in their KKK attire? Yes, it was since other students had no warning and weren’t expecting to look up from their pizza in the cafeteria and see four Klansmen. But again, once the situation was explained, I am