Assignments like this should be much more common in education, as it not only allows for students to understand different viewpoints of a story, but helps develop the skills needed for sympathy and proper debating structure. I find it that many people are too quick to judging people, especially from a different time period, and while it may be fair to label someone as “disgusting” or absolutely racist due to today’s common beliefs, it can lead to an interesting discussion on how it was essentially the norm back then. Unless people want to change, they won’t, and when they believe that they are doing something right and aren’t open about it, they will continue doing so. The change from racist to equal rights can’t, and wasn’t done by simply talking to people and convincing them to change. Instead, it was done over a generation, slowly forcing a different belief to be the popular one by introducing it as the correct concept when young. This however is no different than how others formed the very opinions and beliefs that are seen by some to be inhuman. I believe that this was a major reason for this assignment, as people tend to not be open minded during a debate. Rarely do I see people willing to admit that they are wrong, mostly because they are so adamant that they are correct that they don’t even take a glance at another argument. This is a valuable skill, and I am glad that it is being given more attention.