Watch What You Say: A Teacher Made a Hitler Hitler Joke in the Classroom. It Tore a School Apart.

The New York Times Magazine’s Jonathan Mahler writes about a controversial incident in which a teacher at a private Quaker school in Manhattan was fired after making a joke about the Nazi salute. After the termination of Ben Frisch, who taught a pre-calculus class at Friends Seminary, students protested: “They staged a sit-in that spilled out of Lauder’s office and into the hallway outside and walked out of meetings for worship carrying protest signs: ‘Free Ben Frisch,’ ‘Make Friends Quaker Again,’ ‘Bo Chi Minh.”’ Mahler writes, “The dynamics of the classroom are changing. These changes are partly specific to the hothouse environment of the campus in 2018. But they also connect to something much bigger.”

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