Saturday, April 9, 2011

Are you bloody kidding me? Part 64,927

A 4th grade teacher in Norfolk, Virginia, is going to have a good talking to over a recent history lesson.  Apparently the Norfolk Public Schools administration frowns on segregating 4th graders by race, then demonstrating a slave auction using the black students as chattel.  Go figure.  The principal of the school promises to have a discussion with the teacher about how inappropriate such a thing is.  From the reporting, you'd think she'd worn white before Memorial Day.  I mean, it's not like she'd recreated a shameful, hurtful, and despicable part of our history or anything.

What's next?  Is the German teacher going to have a blonde-haired, blue-eyed student sort the other students as they file past him after spending a couple hours locked in a closet together?   Maybe as another history lesson, the teacher could have the students with Native American ancestors give everything in their lockers to the other students and then spend the rest of the day being roughly moved from one classroom to another?

You know, I wonder why I'm shocked anymore..

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