Hoorrible slavery demo!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I didn't see a post about this, but if it is a duplicate let me know.

    A teacher at a middle school was intending to demonstrate conditions on a slavery boat.

    She demonstrated something alright!

    She took 2 girls (1 a volunteer and the one in the story NOT a volunteer) and duct taped their hands and feet. Then she made them crawl under their desks to illustrate the crowded conditions on a slavery board!!!

    She did apologize - for using poor methods.

    She did NOT apologize for the trauma caused to one child who was descended from slaves.

    this just horrifies me! What kind of mind thinks up duct taping girls hands and feet for ANY reason??
  2. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    My ex husband #2 thinks in terms like that. He duct taped easy child and his son one day. I came in to see it and we won't go into what happened afterward.

    I would be livid beyond compare with the teacher and the school.

  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Yeah, I caught that too as did the girl's mother. How ignorant.
  4. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Oh, when Wiz was at his most violent and having homicidal ideations my idiot husband let wiz duct tape him (husband). Wiz taped his hands AND feet together, and then put tape over his mouth. I came in as Wiz was debating putting tape over husband's NOSE.

    Needless to say I was furious. Mostly at husband because HE brought up the subject of taping up people and then he ALLOWED Wiz to tape him up.

    I removed ALL duct tape from the house to a locked box in the garage.

    I also took away both Wiz AND husband's computer privileges.

    Maybe that is part of why I thought this so horrendous.
  5. goldenguru

    goldenguru Active Member

    OK. What the teacher did was stupid. The teacher promptly apologized. The school district apologized.

    I smell a lawsuit.
  6. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I do too but the teacher didn't apologize for DOING it. She apologized ONLY for upsetting the girl.