The children were shown a short film by the African American Policy Forum, showing metaphors for obstacles to equality in America today which affirmative action tries to alleviate.
Of course, the video includes references to slavery which impedes the black students on their road to success today.
The Epoch Times reported:
Parents of students at Glen Allen High School in Henrico, Virginia are voicing concerns after a controversial race-relations video was shown to their children.
Entitled “Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race,” the four-minute video uses the story of a track-and-field race as an allegory for the relationship between white and black Americans in the United States, shown as a part of Black History Month.
Two white and two black track runners are in a race, but the black runners fall behind because of physical obstacles placed in their way, which are explicitly labeled as symbols for the problems that black Americans face today.
The black runners are slowed down by a storm (“Discrimination”), rocks that trip them (“Poor Schooling”), fall down a ditch (“Unemployment”) and down in a lake with sharks (“Standardized Testing”).
Historical problems faced by black Americans, such as slavery, are represented by a clock that makes the black runners wait for a long time after the race begins before starting to run.
Hat Tip Jeff