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Elementary School Holds Slave Auction

Hits: 14532 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: hiltacular
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damokiwi
Male, 40-49, Europe
 74 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:03:19 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...

mosthead
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 96 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:44:33 AM
I went to that school!

ziestan
Female, 18-29, Europe
 43 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:33:26 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

Naitsirhc88
Male, 18-29, Western US
 367 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:27:07 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.

rogue_knight
Male, 40-49, Western US
 869 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:04:25 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.

nubblins
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1753 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:01:52 AM
And then he gets teased even worse for going on television and crying about it.

RETARDEDBEAR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:01:49 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.

AngryYouth
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:49:19 AM
His teacher should apologize to him. It's not okay to treat him like a piece of meat for the sake of education.

zombunny
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2524 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:47:41 AM
I understand the point of the demonstration, but asking the students to touch the kids is inappropriate and crosses a line.

green_btrfly
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 746 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:37:20 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.

stagefreak
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 376 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:12:51 AM
looks like the mom is just wanting her 15 minutes of fame. get over it lady.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3731 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:08:29 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...

gary8162
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 787 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:01:47 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.

RETARDEDBEAR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:00:37 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.

RETARDEDBEAR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:57:54 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.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3731 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:57:26 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?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33883 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:52:54 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.

Brassbull
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1608 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:49:05 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.

Khronnus
Male, 18-29, Europe
 622 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:46:45 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.

asurazero
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 185 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:32:58 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...

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3731 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:27:34 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.

cobrakiller
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6934 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:23:01 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.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3731 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:19:56 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. ...

splurbyburbl
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:14:47 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!

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3155 Posts
Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:13:17 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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