Racial slurs and Ga.’s Core Curriculum
After reading about the Georgia Dept. of Education (GDOE) adopting Common Core Curriculum, I was browsing the GDOE website and its curriculum (since taken down). I found a book titled, “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood” by Janice Ray. I was astonished.
Cracker is a racial slur for white people and very demeaning. I was shocked that the GDOE has this book as part of the reading material.
The politically correct police have taken the “n-word” from the works of Mark Twain. Why is it okay to have “cracker” in our literature? Are racial slurs unacceptable for one demographic and not another? If they are, why or why not?
I would suggest every citizen and parent in Fayette County and in the state of Georgia log onto the website: www.doe.k12.ga.us/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-I....
Fayette County is mandated to follow the Common Core Curriculum.
Of all the wonderful literature available today, this is the best GDOE could do? Let’s hold them to a higher standard.
Peachtree City, Ga.