Claremont parents clash over kindergarten Thanksgiving costumes
By Seema Mehta
"It's demeaning," Michelle Raheja, the mother of a kindergartner at Condit Elementary School, wrote to her daughter's teacher. "I'm sure you can appreciate the inappropriateness of asking children to dress up like slaves (and kind slave masters), or Jews (and friendly Nazis), or members of any other racial minority group who has struggled in our nation's history."
"There is nothing to be served by dressing up as a racist stereotype," she said.