High school course for girls looks at relationships among students of different races and backgrounds

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After racial disturbances at several Minneapolis high schools last year, human relations programs are appearing in high schools. Central High School has a course called "Woman, Search for Herself" that deals with relationships among high school girls who come from different racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups. Teachers want to develop areas of communication. Students with different backgrounds tend to interact very little with other groups. There is little dialogue between black and white women, but when there aren't men in the classroom women start talking to each other. They have common concerns, illustrated by discussions about what it means to be a woman. The teachers talk about Women's Liberation and different student opinions about it. Inserted song sung by Nina Simone. Content of course comes out of rap sessions with students.

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