Students discuss The Speech

Students at the Bronx High School of Performance and Stagecraft watch and discuss Barack Obama's speech on racial reconciliation and how it relates to their lives. Listen to these young people.

A teacher took the time to draw these young people out and make it a safe environment to bring up hard issues and he facilitated a healthy discussion about becoming politically engaged.

Why is something so simple so difficult for adults? We should be embarrassed at so much of our population's lack of interest in thinking through our biases and bridging these divisions. How does it get stamped out of us?