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#1 KaseKlosed

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:46 PM

School Cancels Cotton Picking Slave Day


A Mississippi school has canceled "Cotton Picking Day" - a themed day for Black History Month where kids were invited to come dressed as slaves - after some parents were shocked to find the event on their children's Black History Month calendar.

One parent, Ray Coleman, said that it wasn't appropriate and called the planned day a "mistake" and was glad that Cotton Picking Day was canceled, saying "I believe it's something that should be taught in history, but it shouldn't be relived."

Superintendent Annie Wimbish met with Coleman over his concerns and consulted with the Black History Committee before calling off the theme. Wimbish said the committee had no negative intentions with the day and has since replaced it with Career Day.

Source: www.clarionledger.com

#2 stirs

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:47 AM

I think to have all the kids in the class dress in ragged clothes, go out in the heat, given a sack and told to fill it up as quickly as possible with no comfort or shade, telling them that they would do this from 6 in the morning til dark 7 days a week,would be a great teaching tool to show them why slavery was cruel and needed to be abolished.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:51 AM

I don't see the problem with giving kids a real taste of history and what slavery was really like.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:55 AM

Right now career day is painful too.
We gotta toughen up a little as a nation. Geez.

#5 Fiz

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:58 AM

I think the should have celebrated " I love NY" day instead....

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:32 PM

you couldn't portray the horror of slavery at a school, all you can do is make it a joke.

#8 Matt Foley

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:09 PM

you couldn't portray the horror of slavery at a school, all you can do is make it a joke.


Actually students live pretty close to the same experience, if you think about it.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

When do we have Jesus Day, where we nail all the kids to a cross?

Too far?

plz don't call the fbi k tnx bye


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