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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

‘Unity Day’ fails

A Maryland high school’s “Unity Day” activity meant to confront and tear down stereotypes ended in tears, reports Emily Chappell in the Baltimore Sun.

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Students were told to write down stereotypes and slurs — whatever came to mind — on posters. At the end, the posters were torn down to symbolically tear down the stereotypes.

“There were people crying” at the negative comments, said Sophie Dommermuth, a junior.

A “large number” of students were “insulted or emotionally upset” by the exercise, wrote Century High Principal Troy Barnes in an e-mail to parents.

I wonder if college students could have handled it.

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