Unpacking Judge Kavanaugh with Your Students
Ira David Socol
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First, what are you worried about Tony? I’m betting that most parents — at least parents with daughters — would want kids to be able to see through both the acts and attitudes of sexual predators…

For Austin — well yes — it would be impossible to convict, as it is in most sexual assault cases. It’s even difficult to get adults to take these accusations seriously. Now, I’m not disrespecting Ms. Mitchell to note that she was selected by 11 of those non-adults with an end in mind, but I bet she’d feel more solid in her thoughts if Lindsey Graham and had not prevented her from asking Judge Kavanaugh about his July 1 party.

But I ask you to go back to what I asked first — if these were two kids, giving the statements they gave and answering questions as they did — what would you think? Because yesterday or 36 years or 56 years — in my experiences — these narratives are often the same. The question for kids isn’t “should Brett Kavanaugh be on the Supreme Court?” but, faced with these conflicting narratives among their peers, what would they do?