Bad Idea of the Night

Seriously???

Nikko Burton, a 10-year-old student at Chapelfield Elementary in Ohio, says he was humiliated by his teacher when she tried to demonstrate what it was like to be a slave on an auction block. Burton, one of two black students in his class, was chosen to be a slave. Students who were the “masters” inspected the “slaves” to see if they would be able workers.

“The masters got to touch people and do all sorts of stuff,” Nikko said. “They got to look in your mouth and feel your legs and stuff and see if you’re strong and stuff.”

The principal called to apologize to Burton and his mother, but Nikko is still waiting on an apology from his teacher.

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  1. DreamDevil,

    *sigh* *rolleyes*

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  2. OC,

    i commend him for not just suing everybody as seems to be the custom nowadays

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  3. Dale,

    Good thing the lesson wasn’t the early days of surgery.

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  4. Sebastien,

    It would of been fine had everyone had a turn as both master and slave. Plus you get to see both sides of the story, and how easy one can slip into the role of master.

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  5. pvc,

    What astonishes me is that the teacher didn’t anticipate the huge stink that would cause when it got out.

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  6. Mike K,

    Just wait until they cover the Salem witch trials.

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