Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Teacher Raps on Sexual Assault to Change Mindsets

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Teacher Raps on Sexual Assault to Change Mindsets

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The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A Kansas high school teacher is educating his students about sexual assault by rapping about it.

The Kansas City Star reports David Muhammad's song "Fallen" was released Sept. 5. The social studies teacher wrote the song under the name "Brotha Newz."

The song is inspired by things that trouble Muhammad about the way society talks about and addresses sexual violence.

Reports of two sexual assaults at Shawnee Mission East shook the school community at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. One of the victims was Muhammad's student, prompting him to want to speak more about preventing sexual assault.

Muhammad said commercials, television and movies seem to portray women through the lens of how men see them, often portraying women as sexual objects. …

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