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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Aazadan
What does the expierence solve? Slavery ended in the 1880's.
How about we get the US educational systems STEM scores above the country of Columbia's then the liberal wet dreams of showing some kids the horror of something no one alive lived through can be on the agenda.
originally posted by: Abysha
I see what you're saying. I think my distaste for this exercise it rooted in it just simply being a bad teaching method. Why not have an exercise showing what would have happened if slavery never existed and the people from Africa were simply immigrants like the rest of them?
The "outrage" only makes sense because most here won't dig deeper to see how benign this actually was. My outrage is just that it's dumb, lol.
originally posted by: angeldoll
Like the holocaust, it's something we must never forget. Forgive? Yes, but forgiveness of this magnitude can take many generations. Sorry you might not like that. It's just a simple reality.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
In other news, I went to football practice 4-5 days a week throughout high school. Bones were broken. Blood was spilled. Punishment was running "winds" up and down the bleachers in pads in 90+ degree heat and doing grass drills.
originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: Aazadan
OK. Do this to your kids and see how long it takes for the cops to show up and bust you for abuse. Why should this be different for educators?
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Aazadan
For our holocaust teachings, all 27 were banned from school for the day, so we could go about living without jews to see what it was like.
I heard it was only 12 kids.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
I linked to an article last page that was about this. The reason it became publicly discussed is because a black mom brought it to everyone's attention. It was her son's class, and the discussion from the principal indicates that it is a majority white, upper middle class school. Classic suburban California, really.