The battle over a New York City curriculum, and what it taught us about hate.
It seemed innocent enough, using games and songs to teach little kids to respect each other in 1990's New York. But instead of reducing tension in a city ravaged by hate crimes, the Children of the Rainbow Curriculum inspired a full-scale war--against queers!
By exploring how resentment politics, bold-faced lies, and bigotry-spiked outrage united people of all races against the multicultural curriculum, the Rainbow Wars opens the door to conversations about current American politics, why people act against their own interests. And how we can reach them.