Multicultural literature includes literature about people who are underrepresented in mainstream society and have been marginalized in some way, including Asian-American, African-American, and Chicano-American literature. For the most part, high school curriculum for English courses revolve around teaching the classics, but should more diverse literature be taught in high schools?
Students can gain affirmation about themselves and their culture.
Students will see themselves reflected in literature
The literature will empower students, who identify with the culture, identity, and race of the characters within the literature, to read more.
Overall academic prosperity
Introducing multicultural literature will give students a broader knowledge base and academics will improve.
Multicultural literacy isn't the school's job to provide.
The Outsider status
The experiences of any cultural or racial group should only be presented by a member of that group.
Multicultural literature is not needed in school curriculum
The traditional school curriculum has been satisfactory thus far.
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