Student-teacher in Tennessee dismissed over Black History Month assignment on slavery

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  8 months ago  •  47 comments

By:   David K. Li

Student-teacher in Tennessee dismissed over Black History Month assignment on slavery
The young educator was "teaching material that was not age appropriate," Nashville Public Schools said.

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A Tennessee school district dismissed   a student-teacher   after the young educator taught a Black History Month lesson to fourth-graders, asking them to recite graphic, violent methods to control slaves, officials said Thursday.

The student-teacher's lesson plan, given to youngsters at Waverly Belmont Elementary School in Nashville, was centered around the notorious — and perhaps apocryphal — 1712 speech by slave owner William Lynch, "The Making of a Slave," officials said.

After reading the material in which Lynch purportedly advocated for physical and psychological torture of slaves, students were asked, "To keep their slaves subservient, plantation owners should" with a series of blank bullet points for youngsters to fill in.

"A student-teacher was dismissed and asked not to return to Waverly-Belmont as a result of teaching material that was not age appropriate or within the scope of sequence for the 4th grade class," according to a statement by Metro Nashville Public Schools.

"Metro Schools regrets if any students or parents were caused pain as a result of this incident. District leaders have been working with school administrators and parents to address concerns for the students involved.”

The class' full-time teacher was in the room as this lesson was delivered on Monday and "he has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the Metro Schools investigation into this matter," according to a statement by district spokesman Sean Braisted,

Parent Karen Lockert, who is black, said her fourth-grade son was troubled by the material and wondered out loud of his white classmates thought less of him.

"He felt that sense of looking differently at his friends," Lockert told NBC News. "For me, I said, `We're not going to look differently at people unless they treat you differently.' "

The student-teacher is an African American female student form nearby Vanderbilt University, according to Braisted and Lockert.

"They said they have tried to inspire their students to think outside the box," said Lockert, who works as a literacy coach for Nashville Public Schools. "They (Vanderbilt) actually approved this lesson."

A Vanderbilt spokesman said the university was cooperating with the school system and called the incident "an unfortunate situation."

“The student teacher experience, where seasoned classroom teachers serve as mentors, is an invaluable one," according to a Vanderbilt statement. "This was an unfortunate situation for all involved. We will continue to work with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure that students, student-teachers, and mentors benefit from engaging in the classroom and working together.”

Waverly Belmont Elementary School is about 47 percent white and 43 percent African America, according the system's most recent data from the 2018-19 academic year.

In addition to the criticism over asking 9-year-olds to recite brutal methods to control slaves, historians have long questioned whether the   Lynch speech or letter are even real.

The Lynch address — which came to prominence in 1990s speeches by   Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan   — is riddled with language, references and scenarios either uncommon or simply not in use in the early 18th century.

Noted African American playwright and novelist Darryl Pinckney, in his 2019 collection of essays, "Busted in New York," said the purported Lynch writings are nothing more than “a parable about fear, envy, distrust” and control, “the means by which blacks are kept disunited."


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CB
1  CB     8 months ago

This is quite unfortunate. School did good to shut this down at its root!

 
 
 
bbl-1
2  bbl-1    8 months ago

Fourth grade students are to young for this type of material.

However, history should never be ignored or hidden. 

This is a tough subject.  Especially since recent events are opening old wounds instead of healing them.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1  It Is ME  replied to  bbl-1 @2    8 months ago
Fourth grade students are to young for this type of material.

But the praise of "Sesame Street" for putting on a "Transgender", to teach younger kids about "Transgenderism.....is Okay and Not tooooo "Adult" for Kiddies younger than 4th grade ? jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

This Hypocricy from "Folks", is waaaaay outa hand. jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
2.1.1  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1    8 months ago

Well It Is Me, I guess your concern goes to what an individual considers appropriate and harmful. One thing by degrees is designed to enhance life for a class of people who experience dire straits in society. While disturbing the minds of innocents too early with diabolical schemes of oppression has no redeemable value in an upward and forward society.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.1    8 months ago

If "One" Adult situation is AOK to teach, the other must be too. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
2.1.3  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.2    8 months ago

I am not going to argue with you about what transgenderism is or isn't today.

What should be clear to you and everybody is what slavery was and why it as a form of oppression had to be lifted off the backs (minds, spirits) of Black people in the United States.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.4  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.3    8 months ago
What should be clear to you and everybody is what slavery was and why it as a form of oppression had to be lifted off the backs (minds, spirits) of Black people in the United States.

So your in favor what the African American female Teacher was teaching ?

 
 
 
CB
2.1.5  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.4    8 months ago

Disturbing the minds of innocents too early with diabolical schemes of oppression has no redeemable value in an upward and forward society. This black educator, made a serious mistake and apparently Vanderbilt University did so as well in approving age inappropriate classroom materials.

For the reasons detailed above, no I am not in favor of what she was teaching the students. Emphatically.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.6  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.5    8 months ago
has no redeemable value

So....the Kiddies shouldn't "Learn" from the actual past (Good and BAD), no matter what ?

 
 
 
CB
2.1.7  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.6    8 months ago

Disturbing the minds of innocents too early with diabolical schemes of oppression no redeemable value in an upward and forward society.

That said, kids are resilient as their adult counterparts. But the educator community determined that this was not the occasion and I am going with them. Moreover, this story has holes in the sense that Vanderbilt's role in approving this specific material for this instruction has not been fully explained. Why didn't the school not know what was in the curriculum ahead of it being opened in class? Who thought to keep it secret (from the authorities)? Was their malice of intent involved. And so forth and so on.

We do not have closure from what has been presented.

Now let me go a step farther and present the questionable materials for all to read:

Page 1 of 4 The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making Of A Slave! This speech was delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1 712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there. The term "lynching" is derived from his last name.

December 25, 1712 Gentlemen:

I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves.

Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies, where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome's would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King, whose version of the Bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasions. I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree, a couple miles back.

You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, You suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed. Gentlemen, you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I have a foolproof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years [201 2].

My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves and make the differences bigger. I use fear, distrust and envy for control. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is "age" but it's there only because it starts with an "A."

The second is "COLOR" or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations and status on plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that distrust is stronger than trust and envy stronger than adulation, respect or admiration.

The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands. Don't forget you must pitch the old black Male vs. the young black Male, and the young black Male against the old black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves.

You must use the female vs. the male. And the male vs. the female. You must also have you white servants and overseers distrust all Blacks. It is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect and trust only us.

Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity. If used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful of each other. Thank you gentlemen

https://archive.org/stream/WillieLynchLetter1712/the_willie_lynch_letter_the_making_of_a_slave_1712_djvu.txt

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.8  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.7    8 months ago

Teaching ADULT Sexual orientation is MUCH better. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_103_smiley_image.jpg

Aren't "Sexually Different" folks  "Oppressed" too ? jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

They want to teach kiddies about "THAT" Oppression . Difference ? jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  It Is ME @2.1.4    8 months ago
So your in favor what the African American female Teacher was teaching ?

Personally, I don't have a problem with it. My daughter is in 4th grade and they're reading about Anne Frank and concentration camps and gas chambers, I don't see this discussion as being much different. Teaching 4th graders about the horrors of slavery seems quite appropriate as long as it's done in a way that doesn't glorify it or normalize it.

As for showing children, no matter how young, that our lgtbq friends and neighbors are as normal as having short and tall people, blondes and brunettes, left handed and right handed people, should obviously be seen as positive and helps move us further from the vile hate, discrimination and bigotry that some sad sacks of worthless in our country seem determined not to give up. They may gnash their teeth at progress, but we're moving forward with or without them and there is simply nothing they can do about it which is why they are so triggered by any display of courage, inclusion and diversity.

 
 
 
CB
2.1.10  CB   replied to  CB @2.1.7    8 months ago

Fixed original comment [ph]

 
 
 
CB
2.1.11  CB   replied to  CB @2.1.10    8 months ago


Fixed original comment [ph]

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.12  It Is ME  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.9    8 months ago

Progress is not teaching all the Adult "Social Issues" to "Kiddies". Progress is getting kiddies knowledgeable in really important things like Math, Science, Geography, ....etc.

The "Kiddies" can get all the "Social Crap" they want, when they get to "Adult School", .....like "My Safe Space College". 

 
 
 
CB
2.1.13  CB   replied to  CB @2.1.11    8 months ago

Page 3 of 4 Now we can sleep soundly, for out of frozen fear his woman stands guard for us. He cannot get past her early slave molding process. He is a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age. By the time a nigger boy reaches the age of sixteen, he is soundly broken in and ready for a long life of sound and efficient work and the reproduction of a unit of good labor force. Continually through the breaking of uncivilized savage nigger, by throwing the nigger female savage into a frozen psychological state of independence, by killing of the protective male image, and by creating a submissive dependent mind of the nigger male slave, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and re shifts the position of the male and female slaves. We show what we mean by example. Take the case of the two economic slave units and examine them closely.

The Nigger Marriage

We breed two nigger males with two nigger females. Then we take the nigger males away from them and keep them moving and working. Say one nigger female bears a nigger female and the other bears a nigger male. Both nigger females being without influence of the nigger male image, frozen with an independent psychology, will raise their offspring into reverse positions. The one with the female offspring will teach her to be like herself, independent and negotiable (we negotiate with her, through her, by her, we negotiate her at will). The one with the nigger male offspring, she being frozen with a subconscious fear for his life, will raise him to be mentally dependent and weak, but physically strong, in other words, body over mind. Now in a few years when these two offspring's become fertile for early reproduction we will mate and breed them and continue the cycle. That is good, sound, and long range comprehensive planning.

Warning: Possible Interloping Negatives

Earlier we talked about the non economic good of the horse and the nigger in their wild or natural state; we talked out the principle of breaking and tying them together for orderly production. Furthermore, we talked about paying particular attention to the female savage and her offspring for orderly future planning, then more recently we stated that, by reversing the positions of the male and female savages, we created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever unless a phenomenon occurred and resift and positions of the male and female savages. Our experts warned us about the possibility of this phenomenon occurring, for they say that the mind has a strong drive to correct and re-correct itself over a period of time if I can touch some substantial original historical base, and they advised us that the best way to deal with the phenomenon is to shave off the brute's mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomena of illusions, so that each illusion will twirl in its own orbit, something similar to floating balls in a vacuum. This creation of multiplicity of phenomena of illusions entails the principle of crossbreeding the nigger and the horse as we stated above, the purpose of which is to create a diversified division of labor thereby creating different levels of labor and different values of illusion at each connecting level of labor. The results of which is the severance of the points of original beginnings for each sphere illusion. Since we feel that the subject matter may get more complicated as we proceed in laying down our economic plan concerning the purpose, reason and effect of crossbreeding horses and nigger, we shall lay down the following definition terms for future generations. Orbiting cycle means a thing turning in a given path. Axis means upon which or around which a body turns.

Phenomenon means something beyond ordinary conception and inspires awe and wonder. Multiplicity means a great number. Sphere means a globe. Cross breeding a horse means taking a horse and breeding it with an ass and you get a dumb backward ass long headed mule that is not reproductive nor productive by itself. Crossbreeding niggers mean taking so many drops of good white blood and putting them into as many nigger women as possible, varying the drops by the various tone that you want, and then letting them breed with each other until another cycle of color appears as you desire. What this means is this; Put the niggers and the horse in a breeding pot, mix some assess and some good white blood and what do you get? You got a multiplicity of colors of ass backward, unusual niggers, running, tied to a backward ass long headed mule, the one productive of itself, the other sterile. (The one constant, the other dying, we keep the nigger constant for we may replace the mules for another tool) both mule and nigger tied to each other, neither knowing where the other came from and neither productive for itself, nor without each other.

Control the Language

Crossbreeding completed, for further severance from their original beginning, we must completely annihilate the mother tongue of both the new nigger and the new mule and institute a new language that involves the new life's work of both. You know language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people. The more a foreigner knows about the language of another country the more he is able to move through all levels of that society. Therefore, if the foreigner is an enemy of the country, to the extent that he knows the body of the language, to that extent is the country vulnerable to attack or invasion of a foreign culture. For example, if you take a slave, if you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can't fool him any longer. For example, if you told a slave

file://Y:\BPP_Books\temp\Fw It is never to late to get up off of your knees and fight for w... 8/20/2005

 
 
 
CB
2.1.14  CB   replied to  CB @2.1.13    8 months ago

Page 4 of 4

that he must perform in getting out "our crops" and he knows the language well, he would know that "our crops" didn't mean "our crops" and the slavery system would break down, for he would relate on the basis of what "our crops" really meant. So you have to be careful in setting up the new language for the slaves would soon be in your house, talking to you "man to man" and that is death to our economic system. In addition, the definitions of words or terms are only a minute part of the process. Values are created and transported by communication through the body of the language. A total society has many interconnected value system. All the values in the society have bridges of language to connect them for orderly working in the society. But for these language bridges, these many value systems would sharply clash and cause internal strife or civil war, the degree of the conflict being determined by the magnitude of the issues or relative opposing strength in whatever form.

For example, if you put a slave in a hog pen and train him to live there and incorporate in him to value it as a way of life completely, the biggest problem you would have out of him is that he would worry you about provisions to keep the hog pen clean, or the same hog pen and make a slip and incorporate something in his language where by he comes to value a house more than he does his hog pen, you got a problem. He will soon be in your house. file://Y:\BPP_Books\temp\Fw It is never to late to get up off of your knees and fight for w... 8/20/2005

 
 
 
CB
2.1.15  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.8    8 months ago

I am sorry, but transgenderism is NOT akin to slavery.. What occurs in a sexual type/sub-class, is not the same as what occurs in a classification based on race/ethnicity alone.

It is irrelevant to this topic.

 
 
 
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2.1.16    replied to  CB @2.1.10    8 months ago
he Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands. Don't forget you must pitch the old black Male vs. the young black Male, and the young black Male against the old black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves. You must use the female vs. the male. And the male vs. the female. You must also have you white servants and overseers distrust all Blacks. It is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect and trust only us. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control.

Sounds like the progressive left's playbook. No surprise considering democrats are the party of slavery

 
 
 
CB
2.1.17  CB   replied to  @2.1.16    8 months ago

Irrelevant and unremarkable. Typical, all the same.

 
 
 
squiggy
2.1.18  squiggy  replied to  @2.1.16    8 months ago

Manipulating and ordering a society - exactly my impression.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.19  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.15    8 months ago

Both Adult Situations being taught to Kiddies. One relieved for teaching an Adult "History" Situation. One Given Props for Teaching an Adult "Gender" Situation.

I'l take teaching kids "History" (A real School thing) over teaching about one who can't decide to be boy or girl.

 
 
 
CB
2.1.20  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.19    8 months ago

Well since this is not a discussion about transgenderism, I won't have to worry about that 'situation' as you call it! (Smile.)

Did you read, Willie Lynch: 'Making of a Slave'? 

How about that? Interesting material? What about it reaches out and grabs you?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.21  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  It Is ME @2.1.2    8 months ago

I am not a fan of teaching too much about sex without prompting from children themselves. That being said, they are more likely to run into a transgender person than have to deal with how to bring up a slave. 

Remember there was a time when people didn't say the word pregnant, show married people in bed together or show interfaith or interracial couples either. On the other hand, kids are not allowed to be kids without having to deal with so many big life questions. 

 
 
 
CB
2.1.22  CB   replied to  CB @2.1.11    8 months ago

Oops! Hi Perrie, Page 2 of 4 got caught out of the fix.  I resubmit it here for consideration:

Page 2 of 4 The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making Of A Slave!

to get from them useful production for our business and pleasure

Cardinal Principles for making a Negro

For fear that our future Generations may not understand the principles of breaking both of the beast together, the nigger and the horse. We understand that short range planning economics results in periodic economic chaos; so that to avoid turmoil in the economy, it requires us to have breath and depth in long range comprehensive planning, articulating both skill sharp perceptions. We lay down the following principles for long range comprehensive economic planning. Both horse and niggers is no good to the economy in the wild or natural state. Both must be broken and tied together for orderly production. For orderly future, special and particular attention must be paid to the female and the youngest offspring. Both must be crossbred to produce a variety and division of labor. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new language. Psychological and physical instruction of containment must be created for both. We hold the six cardinal principles as truth to be self evident, based upon the following the discourse concerning the economics of breaking and tying the horse and the nigger together, all inclusive of the six principles laid down about. NOTE: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for orderly good of the nation. Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild or nature nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they will have the tendency to seek their customary freedom, and in doing so, might kill you in your sleep. You cannot rest. They sleep while you are awake, and are awake while you are asleep. They are dangerous near the family house and it requires too much labor to watch them away from the house. Above all, you cannot get them to work in this natural state. Hence both the horse and the nigger must be broken; that is breaking them from one form of mental life to another. Keep the body take the mind! In other words break the will to resist. Now the breaking process is the same for both the horse and the nigger, only slightly varying in degrees. But as we said before, there is an art in long range economic planning. You must keep your eye and thoughts on the female and the offspring of the horse and the nigger. A brief discourse in offspring development will shed light on the key to sound economic principles. Pay little attention to the generation of original breaking, but concentrate on future generations.

Therefore, if you break the female mother, she will break the offspring in its early years of development and when the offspring is old enough to work, she will deliver it up to you, for her normal female protective tendencies will have been lost in the original breaking process. For example take the case of the wild stud horse, a female horse and an already infant horse and compare the breaking process with two captured nigger males in their natural state, a pregnant nigger woman with her infant offspring. Take the stud horse, break him for limited containment.

Completely break the female horse until she becomes very gentle, whereas you or anybody can ride her in her comfort. Breed the mare and the stud until you have the desired offspring. Then you can turn the stud to freedom until you need him again. Train the female horse where by she will eat out of your hand, and she will in turn train the infant horse to eat out of your hand also. When it comes to breaking the uncivilized nigger, use the same process, but vary the degree and step up the pressure, so as to do a complete reversal of the mind. Take the meanest and most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the remaining male niggers, the female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him a fire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining nigger. The next step is to take a bull whip and beat the remaining nigger male to the point of death, in front of the female and the infant. Don't kill him, but put the fear of God in him, for he can be useful for future breeding.

The Breaking Process of the African Woman

Take the female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to your desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the most important factor for good economics. If she shows any sign of resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to use the bull whip on her to extract that last bit of resistance out of her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economic. When in complete submission, she will train her off springs in the early years to submit to labor when the become of age. Understanding is the best thing. Therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we have produced here in this breaking process of the female nigger. We have reversed the relationship in her natural uncivilized state she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized nigger male, and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her independent male offspring and would raise male off springs to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling a civilized nigger apart and bull whipping the other to the point of death, all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, with the male image destroyed, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychological dependent state to a frozen independent state. In this frozen psychological state of independence, she will raise her male and female offspring in reversed roles.

For fear of the young males life she will psychologically train him to be mentally weak and dependent, but physically strong. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her female off springs to be psychological independent. What have you got? You've got the nigger women out front and the nigger man behind and scared. This is a perfect situation of sound sleep and economic. Before the breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times.

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CB
2.1.23  CB   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.21    8 months ago

This narrative is coarse and it is an immediate affront to a individual person black or other living today, because it produces in the mind of the reader - be it child or adult - a sense that there is no recourse left. Yes, young children can/will/do discern that this kind of "problem" presents without solution when put and kept in place. Young kids are very discerning for their age.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.24  It Is ME  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.21    8 months ago
I am not a fan of teaching too much about sex without prompting from children themselves.

Parents Job !

"they are more likely to run into a transgender person than have to deal with how to bring up a slave."

HISTORY….is still part of the "Public School" Curriculum , "Good" or "Bad" !

We are "SUPPOSED" to "LEARN" from "HISTORY" !

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.25  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.20    8 months ago
1. Did you read, Willie Lynch: 'Making of a Slave' ?   2. How about that? Interesting material? What about it reaches out and grabs you?

1. Yep ! jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

2. Nothing of it, "Reaches out and Grabs me ". jrSmiley_32_smiley_image.gif

I DON'T OWN SLAVES ! jrSmiley_103_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
CB
2.1.26  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.25    8 months ago

Good discussion there, It is Me! (Chuckles.)

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.27  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.26    8 months ago

Did I not respond to your "quip" to "Your Liking" ? jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
2.1.28  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.27    8 months ago

Well, it got you semi-back on to the topic of 'graders,' student-teachers, and the blemishes and warts which open themselves up when precious babes are  exposed to the many psychological hazards of slavery!

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.29  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.28    7 months ago
the blemishes and warts which open themselves up when precious babes are  exposed to the many psychological hazards of slavery!

Sooooo…..you're in Favor of NOT "Teaching Kids" ADULT Stuff, until their ready ? jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
2.1.30  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.29    7 months ago

The terminology is properly stated as being, "Age appropriate."

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.31  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.30    7 months ago
The terminology is properly stated as being, "Age appropriate."

"Sesame Street" Always says the same thing these days.....apparently. jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

Do "YOU" still watch sesame street ?

I know I don't. jrSmiley_54_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
2.1.32  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.31    7 months ago

Is this on topic?

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.33  It Is ME  replied to  CB @2.1.32    7 months ago
Is this on topic?

Isn't this about "Adult Education" and "Kiddie Children" ?

 
 
 
CB
2.1.34  CB   replied to  It Is ME @2.1.33    7 months ago

Somnolence0.jpg Emphatically .

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.    8 months ago

Now I will say my piece. 

As an educator, this material is not age appropriate. It is asking children to think out of the box about treating humans inhumanely and could actually desensitize them to the ugliness that slavery was. This material is more for middle school or junior high. It's not that it's teaching them the facts of what happened, but actually encouraging children to think like slave owners and that is a bit intense for children who don't have a strong moral compass or sense of themself yet.

 
 
 
CB
3.1  CB   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3    8 months ago

Yes, there are novels like "Mandingo" (1957) which float around like titillating little "sex-starter" readers for young hormonal -budding adolescents, who while they discovered taboo passions in a novel, also got a concentration of 17th century plantation life in our country (from a writer's perspective).

 
 
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