Confronting racist stereotypes in Princeton’s high school musical

pps Did you follow the controversy surrounding Princeton High School’s production of  “Anything Goes” in the spring?  Student Michaela Guo, who played in the orchestra and is Managing Editor of The Tower, the school newspaper, brought the issue to light in an editorial.

A recent segment of WHYY’s The Why reported on the incident.  “When Princeton High School performed the 1934 musical “Anything Goes” this spring, students complained about the show’s racist stereotyping of Asians. The incident sparked a debate about how to handle older plays some people are fond of, but that include offensive language or characters. WHYY’s Alan Yu and Steph Yin explain why some theater directors are rethinking the way they stage the classics.”  Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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