These 7th graders speak with authority on race, appropriation, and police brutality in a podcast assignment.
Three charter school students in Honolulu, Hawaii created a cyber buzz earlier this week after their teacher tweeted their no fluff podcast conversation about racism and how it affects the population.
The seventh-grade students, Isabella, Nokiya and Tia, who identify as Asian, tackled issues like police brutality, racism in the media, and cultural appropriation as part of an end-of-the-year project at the University Laboratory School.
Teacher Christina Torres, 28, who has taught for four years, regularly listens to “This American Life,” and “Radio Lab,” and thought it would be a great assignment for her students to produce their own podcasts, she toldNewsOne in a telephone interview. To accomplish that goal, she divided her class into 13 groups and gave them two weeks to complete the assignment.
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