Saving the Future: The Importance of Teaching Ethnic Studies in School

David McGuire::

The KKK chapter of Indiana had major influence in the areas of prohibition, politics, and education. This caused Indianapolis to build a school, Crispus Attucks, for black students that they assumed the students would fail in. Despite being 100 plus years removed from these injustices, we live in a country where there is a lack of trust and divide between our black teenagers and the police. Times like this call for a need to ensure we are educating the future adults of our state to understand those who are different from them.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Charter School Conference in Indiana.