I don’t know how one could feel good about any sort of discrimination that occurs in any manner.[/quote]
#1- Everyone discriminates. The term discrimination has become an ugly word that connotes unfairness and ignorance. In most cases, racial discrimination is unfair and based on ignorance. But not all discrimination is based on gender, race, or sexual preference and sometimes it is quite fair and not at all ignorant.
You have to look at why the discrimination is happening and if the discrimination is based on legitimate criteria or due to a generalization. Take racial discrimination: Is it because a person is a certain race and an erroneous belief that one race is more capable than other (or perhaps a personal like or dislike of that race)? If so than this discrimination is bad whether it works in your favor or not. But then, is it because one race really is better suited for a particular purpose (such as appealing to other members of the same race)? If you are targetting the Latino demographic then featuring a Latino rather than another race makes sense. It is discriminatory, but it is a legitimate discrimination.
In this case, if the school believes there is a trend where people of a certain race would be less appealing to their customer base, I think there is a basis to claim that the discrimination is valid. The parents’ discrimination is out of ignorance and is unfair, but you can’t hold the school responsible for the shortcomings of their clients.
#2- My statement was mostly in gest, but there is a small point to it.
First, it’s a credit to the OP that he/she wants to be involved. And if the teacher wants to be in it for the “fame and glory”, well, fair enough.
But since they haven’t been asked to participate might as well look at it on the positive side: Yeah! I don’t have to work!
Anything wrong with looking at the bright side of things?