Teacher Used Slave Equations to Teach Math

by Kirsten West-Savali, Your Black World

Third grade math is not normally the course where students are taught about beating slaves and dehumanizing labor, but two teachers at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Atlanta thought it was a perfectly normal integration.

Chris Braxton told Fox 5 Atlanta that his son came home from school with a racially inflammatory assignment that featured such questions as:

“Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”“How many baskets of cotton did Frederick fill?”“If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week? Two weeks?”

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