Friday, January 27

Kids Play "Slave Game" 2012???

This one has my heart a little troubled.  Let's face it!  We are all aware that racism is alive and well in the world, as much as we would all like to think that those times have passed.  It may not be a blatant as it was in years past, but I'm sure most of us have stories of something that has happened to us in recent memory that has us scratching our heads in disbelief.

Not that I want to believe that the world is this terrible racist place, but it does still exist.  If you needed more proof of that, take a look at what happened recently in a Georgia Elementary school.  3rd grade students at Camp Creek Elementary School in Lilburn, GA were playing a "slave game" at recess. Apparently this game is like tag, but they are 'slaves' and 'slave catchers' a student informed her mother.  Parents are obviously outraged and have appraoach school officials to see how teachers could allow such a ridiculous game to be played at school.

According to Gwinnett County Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana, teachers did not organize the game. "The district determined that the activity was student-initiated and that allegations regarding the teacher’s involvement were unfounded."

The bottom line is that no matter who initiated the game, there were still young children running around playing  a 'slave game' in 2012.  Which makes me shake my head!

Have you seen/heard of anything as ridiculous?

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