Earl Whitecloud is an American high-school student. He is constantly
teased and bullied by his classmates because he occasionally wears
clothing that represents his Native-American heritage. As a result, Earl
spends most of his time at school alone, is absent far more than the
average student, and performs poorly at school.
As Earl’s teacher, who acutely perceives the problem, you decide to
devote a class period to talking about diversity and accepting cultural
What three points will you emphasize the most and why?
Will you involve Earl in the discussion? Why or why not?