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Parents File Lawsuit for Having Children Act as Slaves During Field Trip
http://freepatriot.org ^ | september 21, 2013 | James Fox

Posted on 09/21/2013 9:26:42 PM PDT by lowbridge

African-American middle school students were forced to act as slaves, pretending to be sold at auction and standing in the darkness of a would-be slave ship, all while enduring racial epithets, a human rights lawsuit filed by a student’s mother claims. Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, Massachusetts has been running this reenactment for many years. Jon Santos, the director of Nature’s Classroom, told The Washington Post that the three-hour exercise was meant to teach students empathy for what slaves were put through, along with lessons about modern day bullying. He denied that racial slurs were part of the curriculum, saying that any employee who uttered such a remark would be fired. The program has been in place for 18 years, he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: slavery
Related thread: Student: Conn. Class Forced to Re-Enact Slavery
1 posted on 09/21/2013 9:26:42 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Nothing like prepping kids to be voter/tax slaves.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 9:38:43 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: lowbridge
Aside from the child abuse, I have real trouble with the general presumption that all slaves were abused. Uncle Tom's Cabin was a fricking NOVEL, not a documentary. We have novels today where people routinely do things which are far more criminal in nature than real life.

Think about it. If you spend all night chasing the slaves through the woods and beating them, how are you going to get the crops in?

Aside from representing a substantial investment, only a slave in good health, well rested, and with reasonably good morale will be productive as a laborer. This implies a far better relationship between the owners and the slaves than revisionist histories would have one believe. Some owners even risked breaking the law to educate their slaves, not out of the goodness of their heart, but because it suited their own purposes.

Some, when freed, took the owner's family name as a surname, with the permission and blessing of the former owners. That does not imply hatred nor animosity.

If the relationship was as fraught with animosity as is commonly now portrayed, there would have been a lot of dead owners out there, and little would have been accomplished.

As for the teachers, sue the sh*t out of them. Slavery has been dead for a century and a half, and child abuse is not justified over the issue.

3 posted on 09/21/2013 9:42:33 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: lowbridge

While I am not in favor of slavery, and this may sound cruel, but American blacks should learn that it was slavery that gave them life in the USA. Otherwise, they would be in some African hell-hole, chucking spears.
For white Americans it led to something of an unintended travesty.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 9:48:40 PM PDT by AlexW
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The more I read of Southern US history, the more I see that there was more white on white slavery than white on black slavery.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 9:54:24 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: lowbridge

just trying to insure racial issues for the next generation

meanwhile, did they reenact Indians scalping any whites? how about commies rounding up capitalists for extermination camps? how about giving girls little ‘babies’ (dolls) to be under their shirt... then have the chinese kids run over, ripe the doll from the ‘mother’ and kill it in front of her?

so many ‘learning’ opportunities... I’m just scratching the surface


6 posted on 09/21/2013 9:54:59 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Your last line in particular.

Slavery is our great burden but a price has already been paid in blood to over come that. It is time we were completely honest about all of those times. Your points are well taken and certainly upheld by the facts. Not all Southerners (or even Americans) were slave holders. More were not than were. Not all were cruel.

No living person EVER was a slave in the US (except to the government tax man).


7 posted on 09/21/2013 10:00:39 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: lowbridge

This three hour exercise was designed to teach the young to hate.


8 posted on 09/21/2013 10:03:34 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: AlexW
Otherwise, they would be in some African hell-hole, chucking spears.

They would have as likely been sold elsewhere, certainly not as nice as America. Their own people sold them in slavery as often as not. Who hasn't heard the story of the princess who sold her people off until there were not enough for the slavers? They took her last.

9 posted on 09/21/2013 10:18:04 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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At least they didn’t model an abortion clinic.


10 posted on 09/21/2013 10:20:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: lowbridge

How interesting that this annual slavery ritual occurs in two New England states. If this had occurred in SC, AL or MS, enlightened liberal New England residents would be screaming from their rooftops and Congress critters would have legislated a ban on the activities.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 10:27:57 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse
How interesting that this annual slavery ritual occurs in two New England states. If this had occurred in SC, AL or MS, enlightened liberal New England residents would be screaming from their rooftops and Congress critters would have legislated a ban on the activities.

It's not surprising. This map clearly shows where slavery today is enforced by union goons. The South is free from such coercion. New England and the entire Northeast is under the thumb of 21st Century slavery.

I'll add that the South was ahead of the curve starting in 1964 when the twin tyrannies of socialism and unionism were soundly rejected by the Deep South, choosing a candidate standing for liberty and freedom for all:


12 posted on 09/21/2013 10:38:30 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: lowbridge

The notion that nobody has complained in the past, as justification for future events, seems short sighted at best. There was obviously a disconnect between expectation, though I reserve further commentary until after discovery.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 10:52:44 PM PDT by tarpit
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To: AlexW

If I could go back in time to the moment someone first thought of bringing slaves here. I would put a bullet in their head.


14 posted on 09/21/2013 11:30:34 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD
If I could go back in time to the moment someone first thought of bringing slaves here. I would put a bullet in their head.

Blame the mooselimbs, they're the group who institutionalized slavery. And the labor union thugs are the ones keeping it going today, arm in arm with their Islamist allies.

15 posted on 09/22/2013 12:04:39 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: lowbridge
I have long wondered how many of the 'old money' families in New England have ties to the slave trade. There was a colonial era slave market in Boston and Massachusetts was the first slave-holding colony in New England. Never hear that mentioned.
16 posted on 09/22/2013 3:13:13 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: lowbridge
First Slaves in America. (worth less than the African slaves)
17 posted on 09/22/2013 5:34:47 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Nifster

The Civil War taught us that we’re all slaves.


18 posted on 09/22/2013 6:15:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: re_nortex

Good analogy. The Goldwater map is a particularly illustrative comparison.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 7:43:28 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: lowbridge
I've been thinking about this one. Parents have to sign permission slips for children to participate in field trips. If they signed something that said it was an inter-active experience to learn about slavery (or something like that), the school is okay. If the school described the program incorrectly or inadequately or didn't have permission slips, then the parents have a gripe.

If the parents signed the permission, they should shut up and learn from it. PS: I'm not a fan of school field trips. Lots of reasons.

20 posted on 09/22/2013 7:48:39 AM PDT by grania
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To: lowbridge

Charlton is 97.5 percent white and 0.2 percent black. It has a total of 24 blacks. Possibly six at most are students. Sounds like the parent(s) must be of one child.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 9:50:39 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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