World-Famous Racism

, , , , , | Learning | February 22, 2020

(It’s Presidents’ Day, 2009. Obama has just been inaugurated. I’m giving a lesson about the White House to some second-graders.)

Me: “And there’s a world-famous rose garden at the White House.”

Student: “Obama’s going to take that out.”

Me: “I don’t think so.”

Student: “He is! He’s going to put in a watermelon patch! My dad says so!”

Me: “Moving on…”

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