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Multiracial kid not allowed to sit with White students, says mom

A school in Alexandria, Virginia is calling a game designed to teach students about segregation “inappropriate.”

The comment came after the mother of a multiracial Asian and White child accused a group of White students of telling her son he couldn’t sit with them.

“[They were] saying that mixed race kids had to sit at a table that was away from the White kids, and then African American and Black kids had to sit even further,” mother Kathryn Kelley told News4. “They said that they were segregated and that they couldn’t play with the White kids.”

It happened at Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy where the principal sent a letter to parents describing the incident as an “inappropriate game,” a role-playing exercise that made some students uncomfortable, according to the West Observer.

The principal said she will work with her staff to ensure to teach lessons of thinking before speaking and acting.

Kelley agrees that more needs to be done.

“When kids are learning these things, like about segregation, learning about the history of white supremacy in the U.S. — they have to learn that, they need to learn that, but it’s not a game, and they need to learn the seriousness of these things.”

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  1. If EVERYONE would stop looking for it, it wouldn’t be so prevalent today in our society! But EVERYBODY needs something/someone to blame their own shortcomings on!

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