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Virginia school district nixes video on race after criticism

 - (AP) -- A school district in Virginia has decided not to use a video about race and affirmative action after it made students uncomfortable and drew criticism from parents who called it "white guilt."

The video was shown at Glen Allen High School during two assemblies for Black History Month and depicts several runners on a track, with black runners facing insurmountable obstacles while white runners are unimpeded.

"While we as educators do not object to difficult and constructive conversations about American history and racial discourse past and present, we understand why many people feel this video in particular was not the best way to deliver such an important lesson," Henrico County Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw said in a statement Wednesday.

"They are sitting there watching a video that is dividing them up from a racial standpoint. It's a white guilt kind of video," Blake told WWBT ( "I think somebody should be held accountable for this."

The four-minute video is titled "Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race." It was created for the African American Policy Forum.


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Comment by Ronald Harders on February 14, 2016 at 8:39pm

the video is a pile of bovine scatology.

Comment by Harry Mathews on February 14, 2016 at 9:06pm

I could not have said it better Ron


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