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Trying to Survive

robertsDr. Terrance Roberts was part of the group of students known as the Little Rock Nine who, guided by the NAACP, enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957 to force the integration of Arkansas’ public schools as per Brown v. BOE (1954). In this video clip, Dr. Roberts is engaged in a discussion about lessons learned from the crisis at Little Rock and continued racial issues in 21st Century America. 

(Video credit: witnify.com ~ http://bit.ly/2sK6qds)

What is the answer to America’s ongoing racial conflict? To summarize this video clip: Segregation is not the answer. Forced integration is not the answer. Becoming colorblind is not the answer. According to Dr. Roberts, “Once we decide as a group of people that we want to live with each other as peers in the universe we won’t have any difficulty whatsoever.”

What are your thoughts on this matter? Comment if you’d like. 

 

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I teach U.S. History and AP U.S. History at a large suburban high school in Kansas. I am also the co-webmaster and social media manager for my building, board president for the Kansas Council for History Education, Central Kansas FCA Communications Assistant, and a doting aunt to my beautiful niece and handsome nephew. I enjoy spending quality time with my family, traveling, and supporting my church and community.

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