Something interesting happened on an episode of Jeopardy week before last. For its “College Jeopardy” panel, the category of “African-American History” was added to the board.
While the contestants blew threw all five of the other categories including “Weather Verbs” and “Kiwi Fauna,” not one went for the sixth which was you guessed it, “African-American History.”
In other words, these kids were more confident in their knowledge of weird animals in New Zealand than black human beings in America. When ultimately faced with the category, the kids got three out of five answers correct (missing questions about the Scottsboro Boys and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment).
What do you make of this avoidance?
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