How would you respond to, “I was just doing my job?”

Note: I know that there is a tendency to avoid disturbing images in social studies for either the need to “protect” kids or to avoid sensationalizing it. But I want my students to know the cost of fighting for justice. If images are shocking and disturbing, it’s because the events were shocking and disturbing and this, in turn, is because there is something dark and disturbing about racism in America.

Prompt by John T. Spencer

Images from Library of Congress

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