Teaching the History of the Pink Triangle

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About Dan Kimber

Dan Kimber has co-authored two books with Leo Buscaglia and written a column for the Glendale News Press ("Education Matters") for ten years. He has taught high school for 35 years and been awarded Teacher of the Year for ten of them.

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  1. “Prejudice and discrimination in any form is always wrong. History holds no example of good prejudice or benevolent discrimination.”

    I take issue with the technicality here. All knowledge is essentially prejudice, and I’d argue that most knowledge is good. When I argue that 1+1=2 whether I stop to add the ones or not, I’m being prejudicial about the numeral one, and I’d have to be a damned fool not to be. Wheelchair parking is benevolent discrimination made crystal clear.

    That said, his deeper point is 100% valid. Social prejudice and dismissive discrimination are horrid, horrid things. Wish I’d had a teacher who brought in cool speakers like that.

  2. A very appropriate and thoughtful piece. The key sentence for me is: ‘I did not “choose” to be homosexual any more than I chose to be right-handed or blue-eyed. I have chosen to be unashamed and unafraid to face the world and, more important, myself, with who I am. And now on to the lesson.”

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