As you know slavery has occurred for over a decade and there are many leaders who have fought for us to some most of the right we have now. I'm only touching basis on this because i came across a article recently in Ga that had me just plain out upset and confused about something in the school system.

The article was about some 3rd grade school teachers who sent home some math questions for the children to answer and these are some of the questions:

"Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, than how much would each slave pick?"

Another questioned asked,
"If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week? Two weeks?
And the last question is,
"How many baskets of cotton Frederick filled?anti-slavery-05.jpg

Does this bother you? Despite the fact these teachers said is was written to reinforce the history lesson they have recently went over As a school teacher I am totally against it. Not only does slavery still exist today what objective do you expect 3rd graders to comprehend from this?

When i read this I automatically believe children are going to be looking at black kids as not only a color but  enforce slavery in some type of form or action. We already have too much bullying, and kids committing suicide over things at a young age now for things that are in school, and here these teachers are trying to teach 3rd graders about color or how they put it a  "history lesson."

I cant tell you what they were thinking and the fact that they don't see anything wrong with it should let school officials see they don't need to be on probation or better yet fired. I believe in teaching children about slavery in Middle school and High school is more understandable because than they can comprehend and research what exactly Slavery is and why is plays a major role in society in the past and today.Planetary_Rights_COP1528update29-7.jpg

Another thing that pissed me off is Over half the student in GA cannot read at a standard grade level and schools are closing because of test score and you send home some questions about slavery? LETS for master getting our children reading at there grade level or better, learning and understanding the basic of math, making them aware of the wonders on science anything to steer there mind to a more positive way of thinking rather than directing there mental thoughts towards negative and unjustified actions that occurred and is occurring in the past and today.

As a African American I just want to bring awareness to parents and most of all our people. Slavery is not dead and please open your eyes to keep holding ground and protecting our rights. I hope parents get more involved in there child's education and pay attention to what and who is surround them. Stop letting other people raise your child because not only do things go on still today but we can prevent them by standing up and voicing our opinions and thoughts. anti-slavery-international1.gif

I'm not going to get much into this cause Slavery is a touchy subject and the only thing I can tell anyone is RESEARCH, KNOW WHO U ARE, AND NEVER BACK DOWN FROM THE TRUTH

Leave a Comment, thoughts etc Much LOVE and once again thanks for reading my randomness



Jarek James said…
As a person who's family used to actually pick cotton during and well after slavery, I don't get why the teachers picked slavery-related content to teach math, out of all the mathmatical equations in the world they could've referenced. Truth is every subject has a time and a place. I believe math should be math, not a method of involving social studies in the subject matter as it was stated by one of the teachers. Poor excuse in my opinion. Now does this say the teachers are racist? No, but perhaps they aren't well-informed on the subject of slavery and it's impact enough to know when and when not to refer to it. I mentioned my family picked cotton during and after slavery. Little firsthand history tidbit: after slavery, many families stayed in the south, land passed down to them from the plantation owners they worked for, and the families continued to maintain the land for profit. 100 pounds of cotton a week was worth about $5 in Madison, GA. Back then that could buy you groceries for your whole family for a couple weeks (considering most families grew their own vegatables, raised their own livestock/chickens, and had underground spring wells on the land). My grandmother even showed me how to pick cotton once as a child so I'd know what the family went through. All this is to say, if people discussed slavery in the proper context and maybe discussed how we came from dragged here against our will to walking into the White House as U.S. President, maybe the subject wouldn't be so sensitive and looked at as a dark era black people overcame... not a blemish that we can't stand to be brought up in schools. And whatever happened to people researching where they really came from before slavery? I learned my family originated in Madagascar, southeast side of Africa. So techically my family's been repping the Eastside for generations, lol.
Thanks for commenting Jarek and your statement is so true. No 1 understands why they did this lesson especially in Math, but points prove they dont take slavery history to serious either..I sure alot of our ancestors had some add in picking cotton and more truthfully some ppl may never know there full history. Thats why we need to educate ourselves.

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