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2139, 01 Mar 19

School Tells Kids to Pretend They Own Slaves

When will they learn?

NASHVILLE – A Tennessee school district is apologizing for a homework assignment that asked students to pretend their families own slaves.

The hand-written assignment, which touched on issues of slavery, immigration and child labor, was given out Wednesday in an eighth grade social studies class at Sunset Middle School, about 20 miles from Nashville.

One box on the homework sheet reads, “Your family owns slaves. Create a list of expectations for your family’s slaves.”


The homework, which Fountain shared on Twitter, also asked students to write a poem or song lyrics that “compare and contrast the lives of plantation owners and their slave population” and “create a political cartoon depicting immigrant labor in the United States.”

Do you know what avoids these kinds of controversies? Just teach facts and stop trying to create social justice warriors. For example, instead of asking kids to write out the job duties of their fictional slaves, just teach the kids what actual slaves were forced to do. Or even go one step further and teach them what modern slaves are currently forced to do.


2139, 01 March 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals cannot help themselves.

    They want to dump on America every chance they get, even though it is past challenges long resolved.

    All about making victims and forcing kids to recognize liberal intersectional victimhood mentality.

    Another reason why public school monopoly must be abolished.

  2. MHMaley

    Kev ,
    You forgot to add – “ and replaced with Government sponsored magical thinking .

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    I would have phrased it, “valus oriented education feeding the Spirit.”

    But I appreciate your effort.

  4. jjf

    Any evidence these teachers or school district were liberal?

    How do teachers teach?

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Conservatives would never do something so stupid.

    Republicans took the Democrats slaves away. Liberals want to keep bringing that up because they want to leverage victimhood of their past slave owning.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    “Conservatives would never do something so stupid”.

    Sure you would.  Did you listen to 45’s speech at CPAC ?   You can’t tell me that was the work of a smart person…

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    I did not hear Trump’s call for slavery or kids to act like slaves.

    You would be lying again.

    AOC is main one calling for all of us to be slaves.

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    Nope, no lies, just your inability to comprehend kicking in again.

    Could you provide the quote where AOC says that?  Or are you lying again?

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Her green new deal is going to cost $600,000 per household!

    That is a lot of work for me to pay that off!

    She want me, and everyone else to be a slave to her insanity!

    What if I find food or healthcare more important?

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    And where did you get that number from?  Please provide the source, and facts would be a plus.

    I doubt if AOC would ever “want” you.

    How much will foxconn cost each household in WI ?

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Not very.  I take time to do some research.  You should try it sometime.

    Like most of your claims, facts were optional.
    The resolution would not have the force of law. Resolutions like this are broad statements about policy priorities.  For anyone to be foolish enough to put any dollar amount  to the cost at this time just exemplifies how poorly they understand the resolution.
     It should be noted that some key provisions in the Green New Deal call only for “technologically feasible” changes.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann


    Oh please!

    Unelected bureaucrats will draft draconian rules to force the issue to the instruction in the resolution!

    That is the biggest pile of bunk you have ever said….resolution has no force of law. Whatever.

  13. jjf

    Kevin, in my experience, it’s the TN and KY schools that are the sneakiest and most eager about getting religion in the schools.  Why didn’t that save them here?

  14. Kevin Scheunemann

    What the heck are you talking about?

    Back off that recreational Mary Jane.

  15. jjf

    Oh, they’re super-liberal there, Kevin.

  16. Le Roi du Nord


    Sorry you are confused, but a resolution doesn’t have the force of law.  That is left to actual laws.  A remedial civics or poli sci class will help you understand.  Never too late to learn.

    And those “unelected bureaucrats” my draft a bill, but it up to the legislators to debate, amend, and pass it.  Again, it doesn’t look like you really understand the process.

    So how do you feel about ALEC handing draft bills to legislators for passage?  You really can’t have it both ways.

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