Jr. Council on Diversity Newsletter
1, Number 1, August 19, 2002
Hardin County Schools
Itís that time of year again. As
we find our way back into the routine of Fall, I would like to welcome you to a
new feature of HCS life.
Having received a grant from the Hardin County Community Foundation, Marvin and Joyce Benjamin fund, HCEC-TV has launched a new program called We Are ALL Different. This is a multi-faceted program, comprised of a Newsletter, Web Site, six new Educational Videos (with teacher materials) and a Jr. Diversity Council for Middle School students.
We are excited to announce that this council represents the five HCS middle schools plus TK Stone, Scott, and Larue County MS. This group has met twice during the summer to work on scripts, build a set, and provide content for this newsletter. We hope you will support this effort by printing this letter, sharing it with your classes, and posting it where it can be seen by all! Dale Mings
the Jr. COD!
Albright Ė West Hardin MS
Debibar Ė Radcliff MS
Goodsell Ė Larue County MS
Major Ė J. T. Alton MS
Mehta Ė T. K. Stone
Poikonen Ė East Hardin MS
Tamayo Ė Bluegrass MS
theme, this month, is Injustice.
ďI would have expected more from Ericís younger brother!Ē
During World War II, many Japanese-Americans were treated unfairly. Many were put into internment camps. Camps were located all over the Interior West in remote desert areas in states such as Arizona, California, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming. Throughout World War II, the Japanese-Americans had to adjust to the living standards that the camps set for them. They lived under extremely harsh conditions. When World War II finally got over, these people had to start their lives all over again. They had lost everything in the time of the war, including their homes, clothing, and even some family members. They were out on their own with the world lying in front of them, with empty hands. (for more info go to: www.densho.org) By: Priya Mehta & Marita Debibar
Picture this. You are a
freshman basketball player and have proven yourself to be better than a junior
on the team. However, the coach of
your team decides that he is only going to play juniors and seniors, so you end
up on the bench for the entire season. This
is a strong example of injustice that takes place of sports teams around the
world all the time. Similarly,
people are treated unfairly in schools. Letís
say that a student has proven to be better than another student in a certain
area, but because the other student is the ďteacherís pet,Ē he/she gets to
do the higher end of the work. This
is also an example of injustice that happens every day, everywhere.
Priya Mehta & Marita Debibar
a teacherís pet,
because I didnít know 3x3.
donít think itís fair because,
getting tired of getting beat,
A wrong act.