September 09, 2006

The Boondocks

The Boondocks is a cartoon I get daily in my email. Recently, it's about a couple of young black kids who become the ONLY black kids to go to a white school. First, it's the principal's job to tell the aging white teacher that he is going to have a very bright black kid in his class, and helps him get prepared (!). Then the kid himself refuses to go, simply because the school is called Edgar Hoover Elementary. After reading Lisa Delpit's Other People's Children, and living in a completely different environment, I find this hilarious and educational at the same time.

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