Students Called N-Word and Threatened with Whippings on Field Trip
Just when you thought the American school system had reached new lows with banning books and eliminating ethnic studies, a school in Connecticut decided to put racial slave trauma on the curriculum.
During a field trip to Nature’s Classroom last year, Hartford Magnet Trinity College brought a group of students to experience the horrors of slavery, firsthand. Based on a complaint filed by her parents, a twelve-year-old black student was chased through the woods and threatened with whippings and other grotesque forms of physical violence in order to teach her and her classmates about the Underground Railroad.
The girl’s parents, Sandra and James Baker, testified before the Connecticut School Board and filed complaints with the Human Rights Commission after receiving no apology or restitution for their daughter’s trauma.
In their statements to the Hartford Board of Education, Mr. and Ms. Baker described some of the language used during the class “exercise”:
Bring those niggers to the house over there
Nigger, if you can read, there is a problem
Dumb, dark-skinned negro person how dare you look at me
How dare you look those dark eyes at me, I am higher than you
You’re not a person, you’re property
Neither the parents nor the students were informed of this activity beforehand and many of the students were understandably shaken.
Seriously, what would happen if Nature’s Classroom decided to teach the Spanish Inquisition or the Khmer Rouge?
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