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Old 02-06-2021, 04:51 AM   #22561 (permalink)
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Wisconsin teachers put on administrative leave after asking students how they would 'punish' slaves

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WTF does that mean?
it's probably gross manager language for 'checking if the teaching practices at the school reinforce racial traumas and normalise violence by keeping it ingrained in the curriculum' or something.
yikes to those teachers though, wtf
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:04 AM   #22562 (permalink)
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You know at all levels of education and even polls and questionnaires there’s a problem with pigeonholing responses. The slave scenario aside, no matter what the hypothetical, the question should be more open ended to encourage critical thinking. A much better question would be “How would you react?” then “How would you react if not following Hammurabi’s Code was punishable with YOU being flogged?” “...killed” “...family killed” or “the slave explains he was stolen from his family and he asks for your help to escape but that could mean punishment and death to you and your family...What would you like to believe you would have done? Do you believe that’s what you would have really done?

I taught American slavery and some of the black kids felt like my heavy emphasis on the violence made their ancestors come off as weak which would invite the questions what is weakness and who’s really being weak. I spent a long time on Nat Turner and successful slave rebellions in Haiti. And made every effort not to soften any violence and death. I explained how rape and torture were used as psychological weapons. How the skin was ripped off their backs when they were whipped. How some slave owners allowed for funerals while others would have the slaves work around a family member’s corpse rather than slow down production for a single day.

History is mostly one horrific event after the other. Never received a complaint on content. I don’t know what “curriculum violence” is supposed to mean. History is violent af. Don’t blame the messenger. But don’t be a moronic teacher that assumes the administering of punishment was the only possibility instead of recognizing the reality that the truth and morality is open ended and (yes) nuanced. The Nat Turner story and the reality vs the myth lends itself to many critical thinking questions. Plus, I love the story. Believe me my students heard the name Nat Turner a hundred times for every time they heard the name Abraham Lincoln. I had some incredible stuff on Harriet Tubman, as well. And scathing hateful lectures on Andrew Jackson. I roasted that piece of **** non-stop lol. I ridiculed the text and “Jacksonian Democracy”.

I didn’t give a **** what they told me to teach. I was an anti-America machine!
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:14 AM   #22563 (permalink)
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WTF does that mean?
Sounds like typical lingo out of the lexicon of the loony left.
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:48 AM   #22564 (permalink)
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Sounds like typical lingo out of the lexicon of the loony left.
Swear god there were multiple staff meaning where I said things like “I have pretty damn good reading comprehension skills and I’m convinced this doesn’t actually have any meaning.”

Below average people with no writing ability trying to sound smart without knowing what it is they even want to say.
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Swear god there were multiple staff meaning where I said things like “I have pretty damn good reading comprehension skills and I’m convinced this doesn’t actually have any meaning.”

Below average people with no writing ability trying to sound smart without knowing what it is they even want to say.
They're trying to be too clever by half but they're actually too daft by three-fourths.
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Public prosecutors in Germany have indicted a 95-year-old woman for her role supporting the Nazi killing machinery as a secretary in a concentration camp, charging her with 10,000 counts of being an accessory to murder, and complicity in attempted murders.

The indictment against the woman, identified only as Irmgard F. under German privacy laws, followed a five-year investigation, prosecutors said Friday. Because she was under 21 at the time of the offenses she is accused of, they said, she would be tried in a juvenile court, where she is likely to receive a milder sentence.
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Seriously though maybe some stones would be better left unturned?
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Old 02-06-2021, 09:45 AM   #22569 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2021, 10:54 AM   #22570 (permalink)
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Well, a secretary? Isn't that going a bit too far? Was she personally involved in any of the atrocities or did she just "work there"? I mean, what next? Indict the 94-year old guy who delivered post to the German staff? Execute the guy who delivered the bread? Shoot the two people who knocked at the gates asking if they wanted to change their broadband supp - oh. Wait.

Seriously though. Revenge can go too far, no? Some people worked under the Nazi flag because they had no other choice, and while yes, she surely turned a blind eye to what went on, and would be technically complicit in the crimes, she's hardly the same as a Totenkopfkommando or whatever who pushed people into the showers or sorted through their belongings when the ovens had cooled down, is she? Soft target?

Also, lol at a 95-year old being tried at a juvenile court!
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