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Should multicultural literature be included in the high school curriculum?

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?

Yes, multicultural literature should be taught in 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. Explore

Overall academic prosperity

Introducing multicultural literature will give students a broader knowledge base and academics will improve. Explore

No, multicultural literature should not be taught in schools

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. Explore

Multicultural literature is not needed in school curriculum

The traditional school curriculum has been satisfactory thus far. Explore
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