I just read this in the New York Times.
A sentence was handed down to 5 teenagers in VA who spent
a lot of energy writing racist graffiti on a historic black school-
They are ordered to read one book each month for the next
12 months and write a book report on it. Not just any book
but the Judge gave them a list of 35 works from history's
most divisive and tragic periods, from which they can choose.
Their sentence also includes a mandatory visit to the Holocaust
Museum in Washington and the Smithsonian's Museum of
American History exhibit on Japanese-American internment
camps in the US.
I hope more judges follow suit in that kind of punishment of
Judge Avelina Jacob. Do you think people would
continue to riot if they actually knew and understood history?