Saturday, June 14, 2008

TDSB approves high school course on genocide

13 june
Toronto - A controversial high school course on genocide has been
unanimously approved by the Toronto District School Board.

The Globe and Mail reports about 50 protestors waved Turkish flags and
picket signs outside the board's North York office Thursday night
objecting to the inclusion of the Armenian genocide as one of the
course's three-case studies.

Meanwhile, a group of Ukrainian-Canadians sat in meeting to support
the inclusion of the Ukrainian genocide.

Board members say they hope the new course will help promote
cross-cultural understanding and awareness of the dangers of
stereotyping and prejudice.

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