Education: In Brooklyn

The trouble began with "The Star Spangled Banner." A lubberly, stoop-shouldered, churlish boy, one Ralph Esposito, refused to sing it. So his teacher sent him to Principal William M. Rainey's office.* The boy went, but would give no satisfactory explanation of his stubbornness. "Well," said Principal Rainey, "do you want to put on the boxing gloves with one of the other boys? Or do you want me to make your mother come to school?" The boy shook his head against boxing. "See, that proves that he is yellow. He wants to...

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