Parental Rights Group Files Complaint Over High School Theater Production Limited to ‘Students of Color’

Posted on AllSides October 8th, 2022
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A parents’ rights organization filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights after a public high school in Massachusetts restricted auditions for a school play for students who identify as people of color.

Newton North High School’s theater program encourages students to audition for an upcoming production called “Lost and Found: Our Stories as People of Color,” which will take place in January. The show is restricted to only “people of color,” according to Parents Defending Education’s (PDE) website.

PDE noted that the play was created by school...

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