Is The “Lifeboat Quiz” Racist?
There’s a Florida school that has been slammed for giving kids a “lifeboat quiz.” Students have to decide who to bring in a lifeboat that can only hold so many people, and the options are divided by race and gender. Parents are upset and think it is too mature for their young children. Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich (Pop Trigger), and Grace Baldridge (Pop Trigger) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
Is this racist and inappropriate for young children or does it bring about an important discussion society should be having? Let us know in the comments below.
Read more here: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/florida-school-slammed-for-lifeboat-quiz-asking-kids-if-they-would-save-a-black-guy-or-a-hispanic-woman/
“A Florida elementary school is taking heat for a “Lifeboat quiz” given to kids asking them who should live or die by forcing them to choose between “a black guy” or a “Hispanic woman,” among others, reports Global News.
According to Valerie Kennel, her 11-year-old daughter Leah was given the quiz and asked who should live in hypothetical sea disaster where a lifeboat only has nine seats but there is a diverse cast of 15 people wanting to board.”
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