“First it was references to slavery in math homework. Now parents are fuming that kids were playing insensitive games about slavery in the school yard.
Students in Lilburn, Georgia claim that a teacher organized a tag like slave and slave catcher game.
The incident occurred at Camp Creek Elementary in Gwinnett County, and while the school district has acknowledged that game occurred, it has denied claims the teacher was involved.”-(Credit: Post Chronicle )
What is up with this year so far? Why are people so down with slavery all of a sudden? Is slavery cool again? Was slavery ever cool? Is 2012 the year of revived slavery? I have so many questions without answers! First we got teachers making up slave math problems. Now we got teachers making slave tag games. What is going on? What’s next? Slavery video games? Huh? Slavery reenactments? When will this madness stop?! TELL ME! My other question is why can’t tag just be tag? I used to play tag all the time without themes. Then of course those evolved to freeze tag and TV tag but those had rules. What makes tag become slave and slave hunter tag? If you are a slave and they catch you do they chain you up and parade you around on a wagon all recess long? Do you have to wear rags? Do they sell you to other students who make you do their slavery math problems? How many offensive questions can I ask before someone gets upset with me? I’m really not seeing the correlation between tag and slavery here. Why is slavery the new fad anyway? What is wrong with teachers now-a-days? What part of slavery makes you think “Hmmm there’s a game somewhere in this"
What was “Cowboys vs Indians” too offensive for you? Since when is slavery less offensive than the trail of tears? We used to play “Cowboys vs Indians” all the time when I was a kid. What team was I on? Cowboys every time obviously. Isn’t this America? I thought this was America? “Indians were here first so saying something about America doesn’t really work here” You’re just mad because you were on the Indian team. Classic Indian response. Anyway we used to play that all the time until my teacher made us stop. Why did we have to stop you ask? Because kids were complaining that I was cheating. I used to throw blankets on the other kids. Classic “small pox” trick. Worked every time. Since when is strategy offensive? Is that story at all true? Not even remotely but it would be funny if it were. Moral of the story is those were different times then. Those were the days when the trail of tears was okay but slavery was never touched! I’d like to think that is how America was built…..even though I know it wasn’t.
P.S. Do you think they are afraid to make the black kids be on the “slave” team? Someone had to ask it….