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Satires may be designed to expose a bias to ridicule but if misunderstood can they reinforce that bias? Langston Hughes poem, “Minstrel Man” opens a discussion of racist stereotypes, the minstrel tradition, and the musical, “The Scottsboro Boys.” Class members watch a video, read a New York Times review of the play and discuss these sensitive topics. Preview the richly detailed plan and decide if appropriate for your classroom.