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    hiltacular Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Link: Elementary School Holds Slave Auction - So this is what kids are learning in school now days?
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:14 am
    Sounds like a good hands on object lesson.

    Obviously white students were also "slaves," and probably other black students were both slaves and masters, why did they not feel degraded? This story is about over-sensitivity, not racism.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:24 am
    The fact that this is story sickens me.
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    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:24 am
    And he loves his dog! Don`t forget that, it MUST be important, it was on the news!
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:24 am
    "Yeah, I know racism is a touchy subject, but i`m SURE they won`t mind if I pretend auction off this black kid."

    Come on! Are people not even a bit more self aware? How could they have not thought there would have been a backlash, no matter how innocent the intentions? At the very least let the black students be the slave masters.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:28 am
    Why shouldn`t they learn about real life? This happened in the USA, and every other country in the West not that long ago, and there are still slaves in every one of those countries today, they are just hidden. I see your from the South, hiltacular, so stop acting so shocked and grow up.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:30 am
    Backlash? One parent got all offended, cos she`s the frickin Queen or something, none of the other parents did.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:30 am
    I agree 100%, RETARDEDBEAR.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:30 am
    kid needs to man up
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:36 am
    Isn`t the point of the lesson to learn that slavery is bad? Surely this just means that the kid has actually understood what he`s been taught?
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    shalantas Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:36 am
    She`s just mad that she`s fat. At least the reporter interviewed her in the kitchen. Which is exactly where she belongs. Also the teacher maybe went a LIIIIIITTLE too far, but meh. Black people should still be slaves anyways IMHO.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:53 am
    alot of you IABers sicken me...like really really sicken me...10oo characters isnt enough to let me say what i want to say on this subject so i can only hope something happens to you guys that makes you change how you think...
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    Jayno Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:00 am
    I remember that lesson at my school, it wasn`t about actually segregating black & white students. It was about teaching how humiliating and degrading slavery is.

    It probably played out like this when he got home.
    Child - "Hi Mom"
    Mom - "Hi how was your day?"
    Child - "Oh it was great! Today, in social studies, it was so much fun, we learned about slavery, and they split up the class and me and Robby, and Trevor we were slaves, and then Cindy and that girl I like Mandy came over and were touching my leg, and Mandy actually bought me for the project, so I actually got to talk to her."
    Mom - "Oh my lord, are you... oh my... are you serious! Where`s Jesse Jackson`s phone number... lawsuit money coming to this family right here, what what!"
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:03 am
    To the teacher I would say, it might sound great in your head, but it`s probably not the aproprate thing to do for the rest of us outside of your mind.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:09 am
    BS, the kid didn`t get offended. More like the racist mother coached her son to act offended.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:13 am
    We MUST remember the horrors of slavery, and auctioning off a child is certainly a good way to do it. If I were the teacher, however, I would have called the parents in for a meeting after school to talk about it, and then looked for volunteers from the student body to act as slaves, making it clear that anyone could be a slave.

    Yes, we enslaved blacks, but there`s no reason why a mock auction of slavery couldn`t auction off a white child, and have a black child bid on him or her. The lesson would be the same.

    Or, perhaps, I`d find volunteers from the community or faculty who thought it was important to teach this lesson. Perhaps that would be better.

    Forcing a student up on the auction block, however, is awful, insensitive, and grounds for serious disciplinary action.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:14 am
    "alot of you IABers sicken me...like really really sicken me...10oo characters isnt enough to let me say what i want to say on this subject so i can only hope something happens to you guys that makes you change how you think..."

    Oh, ouch man... sick burn. I mean, we are all supposed to pretend that you said something extremely intelligent to put us all in our place, right? Something witty and profound; something that makes us stop to think and reflect on our character flaws. Wow, man... you are DEEP! I think I am going to turn over a new leaf because of your dynamic prose. Collegebound ideed! Hell, you don`t need college... college needs you, I would say.

    COME ON GUYS!! LET`S ALL PRETEND WE WERE GIVEN A STERN TALKING TO AND THEN REPENT FOR OUR NEFARIOUS WAYS!
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:19 am
    "BS, the kid didn`t get offended. More like the racist mother coached her son to act offended."

    he went home and complained :|

    and thank you Rick S...thats exactly what should have been done if she had wanted to do something like this



    "COME ON GUYS!! LET`S ALL PRETEND WE WERE GIVEN A STERN TALKING TO AND THEN REPENT FOR OUR NEFARIOUS WAYS!"

    idgaf what you think. i was upset. i voiced my opinion. dont get pooty at me when you do it all the time too when there is news about a black guy doing something to a white guy.

    btw who repents anymore? that was so B.C. ...
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:23 am
    Actually not a horrible idea in principle. in doing this you let the children know the feeling of being treated like an animal, or at least less than human. If one of the children didnt happen to be black, this would have never have been a concern. At 10years of age, I dont believe the kid was truly any more affected by the experience than any of his white counterparts. Like most cases, it was probably the mother who put the thoughts into his head afterward.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:27 am
    "If one of the children didnt happen to be black, this would have never have been a concern."

    even if he had been black it would have been ok if it had been done RIGHT.
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    asurazero Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:32 am
    happened along time ago....who cares anymore...some people just cant let go...it wont happen again even if we forget about it, this should be a new rule for caring about ancient history...
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:46 am
    This whole thing is bullpoo. That stuff used to happen, everyone in the world does bad things. We learn about them in school. Sometimes you don`t get the feel for what really happened unless you act it out.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:49 am
    I can definitely see how that kid feels. I don`t like people touching me as is, but I`d have a HUGE problem with other kids grabbing me in mach fashion of a slave auction and telling me to open my mouth. I`d wanna smack everyone including that teacher.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:52 am
    This is terrible!
    Teaching our children that slavery is wrong!

    They should keep the Liberal Aganda out of schools

    According to Tea Baggers, this is a christian country and the bible endorses slavery.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:57 am
    "This whole thing is bullpoo. That stuff used to happen, everyone in the world does bad things. We learn about them in school. Sometimes you don`t get the feel for what really happened unless you act it out."

    so then can we act out the holocaust for once?
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:57 am
    "he went home and complained :|"

    The mother says he came home and complained. He sounds like a kid that has been coached to say something. The mother is clearly the one who was offended here.

    "dont get pooty at me when you do it all the time too when there is news about a black guy doing something to a white guy."

    If there had been any segregation at all, this would be a racial issue... but there wasn`t. It was a color blind lesson on what it is like when people are denigrated and treated as objects. If the kid actually got offended, which I doubt he did, then he learned a valuable lesson.
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:00 am
    "so then can we act out the holocaust for once?"

    That would actually be more tame, I think. What are they going to do? Line them up and sort them by those who can work and those who can`t? Obviously they aren`t going to execute anybody.
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:01 am
    @ asurazero

    "happened along time ago....who cares anymore...some people just cant let go...it wont happen again even if we forget about it, this should be a new rule for caring about ancient history..."

    Don`t count on it not happenning again. If history has taught us anything, it`s that the public has a short memory and because of that, we`re doomed to repeat it.
    It`s important we heed the lessons of history. And if you want to impress upon the students the horrors of slavery, reverse the positions. Let the black kids auction off the whits ones. Personally, I think this was a very good lesson for the kids. We learn a lot more by participating in something rather than just reading about it.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:08 am
    "That would actually be more tame, I think. What are they going to do? Line them up and sort them by those who can work and those who can`t? Obviously they aren`t going to execute anybody."

    so then why hasnt that been done if its "more tame"? it would apparently be alot less controversial and it would save alot of people time and money wouldnt it?

    tnh even as a black guy im not really angry about this... the teacher could have done a better job at doing what she did and ill even go the extra mile to say that im more mad than anything that she got caught...if you are going to do something make sure you do it so that you cant get into any trouble for it...
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:12 am
    looks like the mom is just wanting her 15 minutes of fame. get over it lady.
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:37 am
    I don`t feel like it was "racist", it`s not like she said "ok all the black students will be slaves" ya know? it was a 50/50 chance he would end up a slave, so it`s not that shocking. Racist would be "hey you`re black, why don`t you be a master so I don`t get in trouble"

    It was a good lesson, but I feel like it was a bit degrading for the slaves, and though that was the point, maybe they should have ALL been slaves, that would give a better lesson. For 5th grade though- I feel like they are too immature for something like this. Maybe more highschool age would be appropriate? Or just find another way to get the lesson across. Poor teacher didn`t realize I don`t think, I think they had good intentions.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:47 am
    I understand the point of the demonstration, but asking the students to touch the kids is inappropriate and crosses a line.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:49 am
    His teacher should apologize to him. It`s not okay to treat him like a piece of meat for the sake of education.
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:01 am
    "I understand the point of the demonstration, but asking the students to touch the kids is inappropriate and crosses a line."

    That is the only part that should be an issue. If there is going to be physical contact involved, the kids should be given an opportunity to opt out.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:01 am
    And then he gets teased even worse for going on television and crying about it.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:04 am
    Hey they have black history month all sorts of college funds and other benefits for all of their forefathers`s suffering. Not saying it was particularly smart of the teacher but maybe good for people to understand their Roots.
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:27 am
    They should apologies to every one who had to take part in the lesson. I find it hard to believe that none of the educators who new about this lesson plan protested before hand. They should have know it was wrongm and they shouldn`t have needed a 10 year old to tell them.
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    ziestan Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 am
    but why are they so ofended?? black people are always using the slavery thing to call white people racists, so why is this a big deal? if you dont like it, go back to africa
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    mosthead Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 9:44 am
    I went to that school!
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    damokiwi Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:03 am
    As long as people get paid out stupid sums of money for dubious claims this will keep happening. That said, "ziestan" you`re well out of order with your go back to Africa remark, hopefully you`re just a troll idiot rather than a racist idiot...
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    Schr0dinger Male 50-59
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Who cares?
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:15 am
    WTF? 50% of the class had to play slaves and people are getting in a hissy because one of them is black? How racist is this poo? Shut up, untie your knickers and stop trying to make people give a poo that your black. Twats.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:20 am
    50% were slaves and 50% were masters.

    That`s even.

    I wonder what parents are saying when their child is picked last for dodgeball in gym class.

    It`s so painful and unfair and don`t forget racist!!!!
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    Padiddle Female 13-17
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:23 am
    ... Oh I love living in Ohio.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Should have had three things, 1) let the students choose whether they wanted to be slaves or masters, of course no one would choose slave, 2) not have the touching part, and 3) make it a two day thing where they switch roles.

    The kid didn`t look too sincere though. My guess is that he told his mother and she blew it out of proportion and told the kid to play along.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 am
    One of the kids....apparently the only one...felt offended.


    So I guess ONE kid understood the lesson?
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:17 am
    I have 6 slaves. They make me sammiches and rootbeer.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 am
    I guess the real message here is that its better to be politically correct rather than to gain any insight into a horrible period in our history. What harm could that possibly cause? Unless you are one of those people who worry about history repeating itself.

    Don`t get me wrong though. I`m sure that this lesson could have been presented in a better way, but I`m going to give this teacher some slack for being human with good intentions.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:31 am
    Jeeze, I wish people would quit making themselves a minority. My Mom is a history teacher and she has to teach the same subject. She doesn`t do a slave auction, but she does something similar. She asks everyone to make sure they`re comfortable with it and they don`t have to participate if they don`t want to. I think the teacher probably should have been a little more sensitive, perhaps. Anyone should have been able to see the potential outcome of doing something so touchy.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 am
    We had a mock slave auction in high school as a fundraiser for sports teams. It was 100% voluntary, and the "slave"s simply had to follow the master around for a day carrying his books and taking his notes and such.
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    Psychodelli Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:37 am
    i really wish he would have ended it with "It made me feel like *takesoffspetacles* i was less than a person"
    then he could do a victorious booty dance.
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    xblackstarx Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:39 am
    @NottaSpy My thoughts exactly.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 11:47 am
    The woman was wrong--it was not racist. If they groups had been chosen because of their race, there would be a defensible argument for something akin to racism, but this? Not at all. She doesn`t get to wave around the "racist" gun every time race relations are discussed, taught or analyzed. Sit down, honey, your ignorance is showing.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    Okay, so the class is broken in half, 50% masters, 50% slaves, and then the woman goes, "It`s racist." Oh, yeah, so drating racist that your son was part of a class lesson about history. Let`s just stop teaching history because you feel it`s racist. Let`s stop teaching about the colonization of the Americas, too, since that`s racist against Indians. America, this is why "you dumb."
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    The kid wasn`t singled out because he was black.... The mom just turned it into a racist issue because she wants to sue and get money.
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    no poo he felt degraded thats the whole drating point of doing it... jesus america why you so touchy ?
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    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    This kid is a pussy!!! My high school teacher made our class pick cotton. My fingers hurt after 15 minutes. I was like, F$@k being a slave, abolish this poo. Then my teacher was all like we already have then I was all like thats good!!!
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    eclyps Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    The kid was not ostracized in any way. He was part of the 50/50 split. I am sure there were black kids on the masters side too- is it racist for them to bid on white kids? His mom is a fool. He probably didn`t think it was an issue until he talked about his day with his mom and she`s like "you should feel upset about this!"

    I think she needs to be educated about what racist means...
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    netro Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    The class was seperated. He wasn`t made a `mock slave` because he was black. He was made a mock slave because he was in whatever half of the class. Then his mom goes ahead and says it`s all racist. All my money goes to say that kid only said he didn`t like it after he saw how his mother OVER-reacted to it. God damn you drating pussies. Grow up. You felt degraded? Good, now you have a minor drating idea of how the slaves felt. There was nothing racist here ..only ignorance
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Awww, man - we NEVER got to play "Master and Servant" in the dumb school I went to. What a rip.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Yesssssss.. Next up - touching party.
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    March 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    We could`nt do that because we did`nt have any black kids
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    Wiplashed Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    I know people who know that family. The mother decided her kid should be offended and told him to respond that way, she`s also known for being a ridiculous drama queen.
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    Killerbunn Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Oh please there were white slaves too. I`m tired of this sympathy train, grow up!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    Yes it probably was humiliating. However was that not to be the point of the lesson. Slavery was not just wrong but it was humiliating to be such. This is to understand the effect. The teacher should have also made other ethnic groups pose as slaves so they can understand what it`s like.
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    Pfff way to scrawny....10 cents at the most.
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    newbzoorz Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    I wish my teachers were this interesting and immersive in their lesson. In this lesson, the kid actually learns a little something of what slaves went through, instead of just hearing "it was bad and stuff" 400 times. It`s stupid parents like her that are ruining a lot of education these days. Remember, it`s better to learn by doing than it is by learning.
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    DCBizzle Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    wow, just wow. that poo is racist
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    5405841 Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    They didn`t pick only the black students, they divided the class evenly. I thought it was a creative lesson actually.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    That`s still pretty drated up.
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    ``Nico Burton loves his dog... but is not so fond of social studies.``
    Who the drat writes this stuff?
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    People need to grow the heck up. This sounds like a variation of the brown eyes/blue eyes experiment: http://www.janeelliott.com/ Albeit, poorly done...I don`t think Jane Elliott had auctions in her original experiment.
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    thecurt Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    Who thought this was a good idea?
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    erkika Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    And this is why you shouldn`t tell your parents what you learned in school that day. Just mumble "nothing" like a normal kid, or you`re going to end up looking like an ass on the news.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Unless all the "slaves" were black there is no racism in it. If this were a white kid no one would say a thing, and that is the racist part.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    @dude218...
    It wasn`t a white kid, it was a black kid, so it is a big deal moron.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    why didnt this happen during black history month? I`m outraged!
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 12:06 am
    "It wasn`t a white kid, it was a black kid, so it is a big deal moron."

    Why? That is a racist supposition in itself.
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 1:38 am
    We had slave auctions in school to raise money.
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    lemaxwell Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:06 am
    it`s all a part of the thinking-feeling spiral, which is an effective method in creating and teaching lessons, especially social studies.

    guaranteed that kid is never going to forget what he learned, despite his parents feeling offended.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:32 am
    ...What is wrong with that teacher? It doesn`t even matter whether the kid was white or black. Being made to stand up somewhere while people "feel" you and look at you to determine your "price" is just f*cked up. Sometimes I can`t believe the sh*t that people try to pull these days.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 5:33 am
    @botfly

    It was the opposite at my school >_> I was the only white kid XD
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Man you cant make up stuff this funny!!!
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    Trypno Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    Why is slavery always brought back to a race issue? Before Europeans made their way into Africa, the majority of the slave population were fellow whites. When they made it to Africa, the majority of people selling blacks into slavery were *GASP* OTHER BLACK PEOPLE! I imagine it was the same way in Asia, the majority of slaves were most likely Asians
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    planty Female 30-39
    119 posts
    March 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    wow when I was in 5th grade my teacher gave us "pay checks" based on our grades. We then had to pay rent on our desks and classroom stuff. Those of us with bad grades.. were poor and lived on "skid row" and couldn`t afford to buy trips to the bathroom, or balls for recess.
    I thought that was bad...I can`t imagine how this plays out on the playground.
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    ericka225 Female 18-29
    219 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 9:07 am
    This was a little weird I admit but im sure the teacher didn`t choose all black children to be the slaves. Im so sick of this being such a touchy subject. Not everything unorthodox someone does to a black human being has is racist damn.
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    ericka225 Female 18-29
    219 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 9:07 am
    is racist * sorry typo
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    March 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    our school used to have slave auctions, it was in general an auction to raise money for ...something. kids volunteered to be slaves and then people bid on them and the next day the "slaves" would do whatever their winner said (within school policy), they could even provide them with things to wear...my senior year the changed the name to "servant auction"
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    alikabul Male 18-29
    696 posts
    March 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    I laughed so hard when I saw the sign that said "SCHOOL XING"!!! No wonder education is failing...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    March 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    They took it way to serious

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