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Elementary School Holds Slave Auction

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Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:44:09 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.

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 100 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:48:23 PM
Oh please there were white slaves too. I'm tired of this sympathy train, grow up!

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 18 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:22:14 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.

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:10:01 PM
We could'nt do that because we did'nt have any black kids

Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:43:46 PM
Yesssssss.. Next up - touching party.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:43:28 PM
Awww, man - we NEVER got to play "Master and Servant" in the dumb school I went to. What a rip.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 139 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:31:46 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

Female, 18-29, Australia
 19 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:24:56 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...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 424 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:34:01 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!!!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 258 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:27:16 PM
no poo he felt degraded thats the whole drating point of doing it... jesus america why you so touchy ?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1603 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:20:03 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1552 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:15:14 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."

Male, 30-39, Western US
 556 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:47:03 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 42 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:39:01 AM
@NottaSpy My thoughts exactly.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 163 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:37:50 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:32:59 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.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 689 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:31:59 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.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 882 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:21:34 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1318 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:17:31 AM
I have 6 slaves. They make me sammiches and rootbeer.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2041 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:54:50 AM
One of the kids....apparently the only one...felt offended.

So I guess ONE kid understood the lesson?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2887 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:40:26 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.

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 193 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:23:35 AM
... Oh I love living in Ohio.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:20:16 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!!!!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1945 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:15:36 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.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 361 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:03:48 AM
Who cares?

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