Edge on Demand: Kindergartners and Segregation

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  A Kindergarten school assignment is raising questions about racism in the classroom.  A viewer emailed WCCB Charlotte, saying they were disgusted that a substitute guidance counselor at Richfield Elementary in Stanley County gave this assignment to a kindergartner.

The directions say to use the words from the word bank to describe how the characters in each photo are feeling.  Turns out, the lesson was centered around Ruby Bridges, the first African-American Kindergartner at an all-white school in New Orleans.

The Stanley School District says if parents have a problem, they can write a letter to the principal.

But what do you think?  Is the material age-appropriate?  How early is too early to learn about civil rights?

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