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georgia school teaches math with racist math questions

2012-01-08
By: ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
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a georgia school gave 3rd graders a quiz with racist questions involving slavery and beatings

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

Another math problem read, "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

Another question asked how many baskets of cotton Frederick filled.

"I was furious at that point," one father said.

"This outrages me because it just lets me know that there's still racists," said Stephanie Jones, whose child is a student at the school.

"Something like that shouldn't be imbedded into a kid of the third, fourth, fifth, any grade," parent Terrance Barnett told WSB-TV. "I'm having to explain to my 8-year-old why slavery or slaves or beatings are in a math problem. That hurts."

"In this one, the teachers were trying to do a cross-curricular activity," Gwinnett County school district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.

Roach said the teachers were attempting to incorporate social studies into math problems.

"We understand that there are concerns about these questions, and we agree that these questions were not appropriate," she said.

in some towns in georgia north carolina and really all over the south racism is still alive and being tough to children..by racist parents

but to have racism taught in schools too? takes it out of the realm of parental responcibility and puts the blame on the school and county

Karrington <3
01/17/12 11:03:24AM @karrington-3:
I completely agree.. I love Georgia, but sometimes is a bit much to handle.. Most of the time people act like that only in larger groups.. When its just one of em they can't really make a stand, but if it's like 3or4 "good 'ol boys" it's a different story.. The county I'm from isn't so bad though.. Also my boyfriend is white and I know for a fact people don't agree with that either.. It's incredibly annoying because we are all equals in my eyes..

new dreddie
01/17/12 10:31:37AM @new-dreddie:

Hi Karrington,

I have traveled through Georgia and viewed the biggest Confederate flag ever--it reminded me of a garrison flag. Totally insane! People are so ignorant and when a person doesn't learn fronm history, he/she will be doomed to repeat it. God made all of us and it doesn't matter what a person look like, complexion, sexual orientation, etc. My phiolosophy is if you are cool with me, I am cool with you. Outer appearance does not mean a "hill of beans", the inside is what counts. Ignorance is all over this country. I have met people from Ohio and Pennsylvania with hate-filled hearts, just like I've met Southerners with bigoted hearts. I fill sorry for the kids and parents who endured the b.s. in Georgia. All the teachers and administrators need to go training classes that deal with diversity or something. If you are a bigot, please do not become an educator--geez!


Karrington <3
01/15/12 11:24:33PM @karrington-3:

I'm from Georgia and I was appalled and embarrassed that this happened.. Its very evident that racism is alive and well and it hurts my heart.. I really don't like racist people because racism is just stupid.. I could rant forever on his but I'm gonna go to bed..


new dreddie
01/11/12 10:31:29PM @new-dreddie:

The noose doesn't surprise me. Florida is a deep south state with a lot of ignorant people. I consider northern Fl as southern Ga.


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
01/11/12 01:08:05AM @soaring-eagle:

i remember pulling into a gas station in north florida and right off to the side of the parking area was a gallows and noose..very creepy tho they said it was there from prohobition days and was used for hanging bootleggers i wasnt sure

oh now thay got that florida family initiative or whatever it is protesting that show muslim in america cause it doesnt portray all muslims as bomb building terrorists..they actualy got funding pulled from the show cause it didnt reinforce racial and cultural stereotypes...

crazy


new dreddie
01/10/12 09:47:00PM @new-dreddie:

Thanks for sharing soaringeagle! I am interested to view the opinions of the dreaddies regarding
this issue.


new dreddie
01/10/12 09:43:58PM @new-dreddie:

I live in Florida soaringeagle and the ignorance is profound in North Florida. Lots of hickass towns here too. Ignorance breeds ignorance.


new dreddie
01/10/12 09:40:24PM @new-dreddie:

could have used to teach the kids, sorry guys.


new dreddie
01/10/12 09:39:34PM @new-dreddie:

new dreddie
01/10/12 09:38:46PM @new-dreddie:

totally insane! There happens to be several multidisciplinary approaches the teachers could have
taught to kids, instead of trivializing the autrocities of slavery. Ignorant ass people everywhere.


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