Education: Brown Studies

Unusual lessons are being taught to first-graders in Chicago's public schools. One is a story called Billy's Ride, which ends as follows:

"A Policeman held up his hand and the cars stopped. Although Billy was usually polite, he stared and stared! He had never seen a colored policeman. 'Mother,' Billy called, 'Look at the brown policeman.' 'Yes,' said Mother, 'there are many brown policemen. In our country we have many kinds of helpers.' Just then the policeman waves his hand for the cars to move on. Then Billy and Jack did have an exciting time....

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