High School Under Fire For Classroom Lesson That Reenacts Slavery

Submitted by: trimble 1 month ago in News & Politics


History teachers tied up students and acted as their slave masters to give them a more realistic experience. Did these teachers go too far or are people overreacting to harmless tactile learning.

Sounds slightly similar to yesterday's IAB article.

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Male 1,871
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Male 278
Haven't we already had this lesson (the one about purposefully dividing people into upper & lower classes in the name of education & experiment)? Didn't we already learn this lesson in Riceville, Iowa following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as well as the Stanford Prison experiment (I want to recall at least two other instances like this, but I can't remember the specifics)? It seems the lesson is this: don't purposefully divide people into upper & lower classes in the name of education & experiment. Unless I'm mistaken, the first rule of scientific experimentation is "do no harm."
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Male 3,480
cheeseb The do no harm statement, I think that is the doctors oath, not really a science rule per se.
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Male 278
daegog Yeah, I think you're right. I looked it up AFTER I posted, like a true professional.
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Male 1,511
Reporter: "Did you know about this?"
Teacher: "I did not."

LOL BULLSHIT! there is no school in the COUNTRY that doesn't have instantaneous gossip.
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Male 1,682
No its named after a local mayor of a town near Los Angles and former School Board member. It would have been funny if it was named after Eli sense he was a major contributor to the rise of southern cotton and use of slavery in the cotton fields. When he invented the gin he freed up huge numbers of slaves to work in the fields and to till more land. Combing the bole was a huge undertaking and took large numbers of slave to do it and helped to limit the fields one owner could cultivate. Now it only took one or to to do the job of dozens, it brought about the antebellum period of the south. Ironic sense he's plan was to help stop slavery.
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Male 1,316
And people wonder why home-schooling is on the rise.
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Male 39,931
Is this school named after Eli Whitney, inventor of the the cotton gin? 
'Cause that would be hysterical. 
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Male 3,446
Take out an "N" and you get "Whitey High School".  Oh the irony...
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Male 40,764
kalron27 Dog whistle! Code words! Lolz! It must be a hidden message eh? Or perhaps just coincidence... :-)
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Male 464
5cats Triggered!
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Male 3,480
Waste of time.  Tying people up and leaving them in a dark room is more like a cheap horror story.  Slaves got beaten, raped, body parts cut off, et al.  Just getting tied up and left alone in a dark room was probably the closest thing they got to a damn day off.

Suggesting they could gleam something from this is probably like thinking you can understand actual starvation because you missed desert.
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Male 40,764
daegog Do you remember the "I'm going hungry" movement? Lolz! Fast for one day and 'feel good' since you understand how starving people feel (and you sent your food money to their charity of course).
Same thing here, you are completely correct: slavery takes its toll after weeks and months and years of abuse. 

This is waaaay too far, but not nearly as 'too far' as that other post :-p

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