It’s The Red, White, & Blue, Charlie Brown

  By G. P. Avants   Charlie Brown & Linus are in school. The teacher, Ms. Othmar, asks students to stand for the flag salute. A number of  students won’t. Linus feels compelled the  give his class a little American history.   Ms. Othmar: Waa, waaaa, Waa, wa. Waaaaa. (There is a rustle in the…

Make Your Own Wakanda

  By G.P. Avants   About a week ago after doing the flag salute in my classroom I heard a few students talking. They asked me if I had every read the second stanza in our national anthem. It was then they said it was very racist and that is why they refused to do…