Georgia School Math Assignment References Slavery, Beatings

NORCROSS, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – Figuring out how many oranges were picked by slaves and how many beatings per day Frederick Douglass received was allowed to help teach elementary students their multiplication and division tables at one school.

Administrators at Gwinnett County School District are sorting through the fallout from parents of children who brought home math homework last week that referenced slavery and beatings.

On Wednesday, nine third-grade math teachers at Beaver Ridge Elementary School were attempting to do a cross-curricular activity with a book the children had read about abolitionist Frederick Douglass in their social studies class. District spokeswoman Sloan Roach told CBS Atlanta that the math problems in the assignment involved some of what the students learned about Douglass. Four of the nine classes wound up sending the assignment home with the students. But when some parents were going over the students’ homework, they became appalled at the nature and language of two questions in particular.

The first asked, “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” The other said, “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”

Upon learning of the assignment, the school’s principal collected the assignment sheets that were still at school.

“We’ve been working with human resources to determine what staff development is needed for the teachers and what actions may be warranted,” Roach said. “The principal is addressing parent concerns as he’s meeting with them.”

Roach added that the school district has no reason to believe that there was any intent to the racially-infused, cross-curricular questions. The district is working with the school to develop other cross-curricular activities and assignments but will be determining what kind of staff development is necessary to move forward on that initiative. The investigation remains ongoing.

“Frankly, they were just bad questions,” Roach said.

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  1. hawksfan2600 says:

    The biggest problem was most of the students couldn’t do the math.

    1. Nomad says:

      That is what the beatings were for…

      1. Fed Up says:

        Bottom line, they mght as well go back to being slaves it is the only way those in the the cities will do any work and since we are paying thme with welfare we have a right to expect they do something other than produce children and do drugs.

      2. Jay bo0nswaggle. says:

        LOL AHAHAHA no sheeeeyott.

      3. koedo says:

        Brian, it was a cross curricular assignment combining reading, history and math. The book read was about Fredrick Douglas. You know who Fredrick Douglas is, right? So, if you’re reading about FD and you know what his life was about, is there anyway you might come to the conclusion that the slaves in question were not Black? Come on, you sound dumb when you mention Egyptians and Asians in the context of FD.

      4. Deb Budd says:

        Koedo- You’re missing the broader import of Brian’s comment. Of all the subjects taught that day, why would these teachers choose a lesson on slavery and Frederick Douglass as a cross-curricular complement to a math lesson? What was the ulterior motive?

      5. YP says:

        More of the same stuff going on everyday. Who knows what the heck is happening, but its a little overwhelming

        http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

      6. Ikea Tann says:

        Hope u racist idiot checked the recent stats because now there are more “WHITE PEOPLE” on welfare living in trailer parks and unemployed than BLACK PEOPLE so @ Fed UP maybe your one of those white ass people……

      7. disillusioned says:

        LMFAO

      8. Freeland Dave says:

        Ikea Tann, It’s obvious to me that you are not proficient in your math skills. Given that blacks make up less than 12% of the overall population of the US your statement is rather myoptic in that you concentrate on numbers instead of percentages. Yes, it’s true that more whites are on social assistance (welfare) than blacks. That is a mathematical certainty. But more importantly is the percentages of blacks on social assistance compared to the percentages of whites that are doing the same. If you look at it that way there are more blacks on social assistance programs than there are whites. Now you can pick what ever reason you want too in order to justify this but the facts are as they stand.

        I will say it’s fortunate that whites still outnumber blacks because if it were the other way around there would be more of a problem with social assistance programs than we have at present.

      9. mokey says:

        Reply to Fed Up….people like you are the reason that teachers with the same insensitivity exist in our schools and live on our planet. Furthermore, if Blacks represent only 12% of the population….who do you suppose is getting all the welfare….WHITES and major corporations (in other words…MORE WHITES. Get it right along with some education.

      10. Educated says:

        When will idiots like you and the teachers get it? Welfare does not know race, nor does poverty and ignorance. When will small minded, uneducated, sad, and useless people like you go away?

      11. Putting Fear In Whitey says:

        To all you racist white people (especially fed up) in regards to your ignorant posts about how much better whites are doing than blacks or that there are a higher percentage of blacks on government assistance, etc. The fact is that your ancestors had free employees for hundreds of years, let me repeat that FREE EMPLOYEES. As a business owner my biggest expense is payroll. So lets say my average employee’s salary is $50K per year and he works for me for 40 years I would have paid him $2M over his career. So your ancestors saved on average $2M for EACH slave thus creating the current economic and educational gap between the races. Just imagine if your ancestors didn’t have all that free slave labor and played fair how much far advanced we would be than you whites. Whenever there’s a level playing field blacks are always more dominant than you whites. Just look at professional sports. We dominate all majors sports from basketball, football, tennis, golf, baseball, boxing you name it. You know why we dominate…because we are smarter, stronger and there are rules and officials in sports that make sure the game is fair and no one breaks the rules. It’s not your fault you are inferior but it’s amusing how you guys just sweep 400 plus years of free labor under the rug and act like you really earned it. Get a grip white people, you are now the minority. Just like in slavery times you guys know we are better so you try to brainwash our children with constant reminders of slavery even in their math lessons. This is why my children are home school so that they first learned about the Kings and Queens of African nations thousands of years before slavery.

      12. The Truth says:

        http://webapps.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=2135

        @ Educated and @ Putting Fear in Whitey and others with sufficient intelligence:

        I appreciate your efforts to try to educate and reason with the white “people” of this country, but as you can see from recent research, they lack sufficient brain activity to have real empathy, and therefore souls, making them sub-human.

        Lost cause, if you ask me.

    2. george says:

      . . . Or maybe even read the problems.

      1. Nick Fortune says:

        If five blacks mugged two old white people, Two blacks robbed a gas station, and one black forced a white teen into prostitution; what would white children learn from such a lesson?

      2. Mark5 says:

        They wouldn’t learn anything that their parents didn’t tell them. If they saw 5 whites mug two old black people, two whites rob a gas station and one white force a black teen into prostitution, what would YOU tell your kids? Let me guess – something along the lines of – “everybody’s an individual, and there are bad people in the world, but don’t judge a man by the color of his skin?” Now – would you say that to your kids if the perpetrators were black? Let’s put it this way: the VAST majority of people on food stamps and on welfare in America are WHITE – that’s the latest statistic from 2010. So what would kids learn from such a fact? Hm? That all white people are poor and on welfare? No, I didn’t think so. 97% of serial killers have been white. Are all whites serial killers? I pray you don’t have children and teach them your values.

      3. The Bobster says:

        You’re a bad joke. 26% of serial killers are black. Look it up.

        Quit drinking the MSM Kool-Aid. You know where they’re coming from. YT is bad. Blackie is good.

      4. jay t says:

        @fed up you are a disgusting and filthy racist. most of the people on welfare are undoubtedly white you ignorant twit.

      5. Brian says:

        @Jay: say what you will, but a disproportionate percentage of black people are on welfare. Do you know hat that means? Keep throwing that “most people” argument around. There is something toxic in popular black culture today in America; this phenomenon is not worldwide.

      6. Boyd says:

        Am I the only one who took Nick’s comment as irony?

      7. Michael K says:

        Mark5……. with yiour STATISTICS that you are so confident on posting about whom the vast majority is on food stamps, you should go back and re check the data as you are missing one very big peice of that puzzle. Yes the overall number of whites is higher than the other ethnic groups but what you fail to show is the actual percentages of those ethnic groups by population. If you take the percentages, then Blacks actually claim the top spot in this.

        Just like the idiots running our gooberment. They want to show you only half of the story. That half is going to be the part that favors their argument. Put both peices together and you get the full picture.

        Nice try Mark5 but you dont win a prize for your efforts.

      8. Max Schneiter says:

        @Mark5 – Actually Whites are a minority of welfare recipients, only making up 40% of all recipients, even though we are 70% of the general population. Blacks make up 40% of the welfare recipients even though they only make up about 10% of the general population. This information is widely available online if you want to verify it yourself.

      9. Nicole Tebow says:

        You whites are the first to post ignorant racist comments, but yet have no problem attending sporting events cheering on your teams that are dominated by Black athletes, you have no problem listening to hip hop music(majority of people who purchase and listen to hip hop music are white youths), have no problem going into the “hood” to purchase your cocaine and heroin, have no problem lusting after Black women when you watch porn, because your women are flat chested, flat lips and flat behinds, have no problem voting for a Black president, because as you all have stated we are but 10% of the population, so are numbers are not effectively enough to vote anyone into the white house…you all voted for a Black man to be President, but after all that, after all that you all still make racist comments. No wonder your race is dying out.

      10. Blacks says:

        The myriad of derogatory comments regarding race and political affiliation on this post proves the parent suspicions. You all should be ashamed, a contradiction of what they claim this country was founded on.

      11. JohnRalph says:

        Mark5: “97% of serial killers have been white. Are all whites serial killers”

        In a study by statistician La Griffe du Lion, roughly 0.018 percent of adult white males, 0.033 percent of adult black males and 0.0025 percent of adult Hispanic males have values of criminality in the range of serial murderers. Using Census Bureau population estimates, the percentages translate to 13,000 white, 4,000 black, and 350 Hispanic adult males with criminality in serial-murderer territory.

        I have no explanation why black males would be twice as likely as white males to be serial killers. In general, they have criminality rates seven times that of whites. This might in some way explain it.

    3. Pepper says:

      workers? workers and slaves are totally different. Of course they got beat. slave owners didn’t care if slaves had to work injured or ill. they were slaves and replacable. That’s what happens when you reduce human beings to only “part human.”

      1. glenp says:

        I’d say part human is accurate when I read about all the wandering bands of thugs throughout this country —seems consistently one persusion is at fault

      2. calabash says:

        As listed in many comments. There was no mention of Black in the question. Slaves in Egypt were not even part human. Slaves have been a part of this world since history was recorded. Joseph was a slave before christ was born. Better get reading your history books.

    4. Paul says:

      Don’t you get it! You have to train the next generation of Bros and Sistas to hate Whitey. SLAVES!!! BEATINGS!!!

    5. Slavery up, crime down says:

      @ Pepper – slaves may have been “replaceable” but they DID cost money. I certainly doubt that a slave owner was going to break a slave down so badly that he couldn’t work anymore, and face the prospect of spending a lot of money again for one, unless of course the slave was a very, VERY bad boy.

    6. Observer says:

      “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”

      “Each treeI” implies there were a number of trees, and that necessitates the next question: How many trees were there? So, the child cannot possibly answer the question the way it is written. In addition “how much” should be stated as “how many.”

      Perhaps a better question would be:

      “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick an equal number of oranges from one tree, then how many would each slave pick?”

      I think the real issue is the English ability of the teacher who composed the question.

      1. ebgodard says:

        My expectations regarding these stories are so low I didn’t pick up on either of these major flaws. No wonder kids today can’t spell or do math. They are taught by dumb, uneducated people.

      2. realistic_01 says:

        You’re changing your tenses from past to present. Perhaps you could use a little help with your English as well.

      3. SorenK says:

        The real issue is how did the teachers get their jobs in the first place…

      4. jessec says:

        realistic_01, you probably meant “tense” instead of “tenses.” You lose.

      5. Al says:

        While “how many” would be better, “how much” is not wrong.

      6. Zig Sulewski says:

        Of all the oranges picked, how many did they steal???

      7. joe says:

        WRONG LOL…..read it again…it is correct with maybe the minor issue of the much/many…”EACH tree had 56 oranges. if eight slaves pick THEM equally,then how MUCH would EACH slave pick?”……the keys words here are each,much and each again…so go back and read it again lol…who needs more schooling? hahah

      8. Jimbo Limbo says:

        Much/many is not a minor issue. “How much (oranges) would each slave pick?” That’s incorrect. The subject is oranges. “Them” is correct, but “much” is not. “How many (oranges) would each slave pick?” That’s the correct way to ask it. When something is counted in specific numbers, the correct way to ask is “how many.” When it is more general, it is “how much.” How much money? Six dollars. If I’m asking about dollars, specifically, however, it is not how much dollars, it is how many dollars. So if the problem states that Steve has some money- how much money. If it states that Steve has a certain amount of dollars, it is how many. If it is apples and oranges, it is how many apples and oranges. You could ask how much produce, but then a simple number would suffice, unless the problem specified to list them out by type and number of fruit. Halfway right is still wrong. Sorta close won’t score high on the SAT.

      9. blahblah says:

        Not to mention … “If eight slaves pick them equally.”

        did they pick them all or stop in the middle?

        wow, horrible teaching from horrible minds

      10. ronthomski says:

        the only correct answer could be “one eighth” since we do not know the number of trees, therefore we do not know the total number of oranges, but we do know that the eight slaves picked the fruit equally — therefore each slave picked 1/8 of the oranges. That would also reconcile the poor choice of “much” instead of “many” if the question was asking for a whole number instead of a fraction. That is my rescue scenario, in reality, the questions was written incorrectly and is unanswerable given the poor drafting of the question.

      11. MaybeI'mAmazed says:

        Excellent point, Observer. The math teacher is not someone I’d wish pretending to be a professional with my child. The idea that this nonsense is what the teacher team imagines to be integrated curriculum is a sorry commentary on what is most likely a very sorry excuse for a public school. The historical inaccuracy projected of Fredrick Douglas involved with picking truck farm produce non-existent in that time period is the icing on the cake of stupidity. As a former teacher and principal, I pity the students being victimized and the principal who must supervise such morons. Harry them from your school, brother. Do it for the children.

      12. Vicky says:

        Very well stated! If you’re going to pose a question, at least pose it correctly. Racist and wrong!

      13. Sux2bu says:

        to Observer: The answer would includes the variable. Therefore, each slave picked seven oranges per tree. We don’t need to know how many trees unless we are asked the total number of oranges picked. The question is valid. Your too smart for your own good.

    7. Joe Bamma says:

      @Pepper: You watch too many movies. The slaves, for the most part did not get beat. A slave was better in good health. The slaves who got beat were the ones trying to rise up. The brave ones who stood up to the slavemasters were the ones who did not fair so well. Please read your history.

      1. Mo-hammed in da Al-lay says:

        “Yo name is TOE-BEE… SAY IT!!!!!”.

        “Muh… name iss… Kun-ta Kin-tay…”.

        WHACK!

    8. Brian Alexandar says:

      The test questions did not say BLACK slaves. So why African Americans offended? Asians were slaves, whites were slaves, jews, egyptians… everybody!

      1. TheRealKingMax says:

        Day neber ennin’

        Massa gots me wurkin’…..

        Cartman

      2. Shontelle says:

        I swear that’s exactly what I was thinking. So many different people were slaves.

      3. historynerd says:

        HA! Was Fredrick Douglas Asian, White, Jewish or Egyptian? Were Whites, Asians, Jews, or Egyptians enslaved in Georgia? And while we’re at it, seriously, when were the Egyptians enslaved?

      4. Baj Jharkat says:

        historydork, one in three Romans was a slave. Get over it.

      5. Greg says:

        Was Frederick Douglass Asian or white? Even if the lessons hadn’t mentioned one of the most famous black abolitionists, a little common sense would steer any American with half a brain to the conclusion it was black slaves being referenced. I do think this was just poor judgment and not a racially driven lesson, but seriously, don’t be an idiot.

      6. I read the article says:

        The questions were in reference to a book about black slaves.

      7. billy-bob says:

        surely you don’t believe the pyramids were built by slaves.

      8. Kells, Ph.D. says:

        Are you people serious? Its Georgia, I’m sure all of you know the history of our nation. And as for the comment about welfare, statically more white individuals are using the program more than any other demographic. Please Americans, let’s stop being ignorant.

      9. Not Kells, Ph.D. says:

        Kells, Ph.D., you really are not one to talk about being “ignorant” with your clearly spun math. I believe you mean to say that MORE white people are on welfare than black people, but PROPORTIONALLY a higher percentage of black people are on welfare considering that demographic is only 11% of the population. In other words, 11% of your entire population should not be 45% of the welfare recipients.

        The main problem with this “lesson” though is that it perverts history. The vast majority of slaves were not beaten because slaves were considered tools for production. This is like saying that you regularly break your lawnmower because you are its owner/master. Beatings were actually rare because making a slave less productive was considered worse.

      10. Koedo says:

        Brian, it was a cross curricular assignment combining reading, history and math. The book read was about Fredrick Douglas. You know who Fredrick Douglas is, right? So, if you’re reading about FD and you know what his life was about, is there anyway you might come to the conclusion that the slaves in question were not Black? Come on, you sound dumb when you mention Egyptians and Asians in the context of FD.

      11. L-Dave says:

        They also could have mentioned that there were black slave owners too.

    9. ObamaIsGodAwful says:

      It wasn’t a math lesson. It was a lesson in supporting the Black Liberation Theology theocracy of Barack Obama.

      1. Vicky says:

        Huh? could you please explain this comment?

    10. jfhdsiu says:

      Pepper…

      Slaves were expensive. They were not easily or cheaply replaceable. Horses were dirt cheap in comparison. What owner of an expensive item is going to damage that item? The cruelest slave owner was a black man. He did abuse his slaves.One state had to ban blacks from owning white slaves because of their unconscionable cruelty to them. A black owner of slaves got slaves legally made slaves for life. His argument was that “I have him for his life”. Don’t believe it? Look it up. William Elliot for the first. Black owners of slaves for all else.

    11. Bob says:

      Our government keeps telling us that we are all racist. Personally, I work with all kinds of people and everyone gets along just fine.

      1. jamman says:

        If President Owebummer had 10 fake affirmaitve-action Harvard professor friends, and they all ginned up phony racist beefs against innocent hard-working police officers, how many beers would Presiden Owebummer have to drink to try to appear down with the White working class.

    12. joe says:

      thats not johnny biker…we are talking about jerome geeeshhhhh

    13. Dr. Ozark Z. Hellbender says:

      Yassuh, the darkies were all happy before the Ab’litionists got ’em all stirred up. Outside agitators, I believe they were.

    14. Dr. Ozark Z. Hellbender says:

      So, hey, CBS Atlanta, if you want a story, how about a discussion of the enlightened minds commenting on this post? Slavery apologists, racist stereotypes, and a consensus that the “government schools” should all just be shut down.

      I am so very proud to be an American tonight.

      1. John_B says:

        Is this the first time you have read comments on a discussion board? You have to learn to pick through the weeds to get to the flowers Doc. Or maybe you just want to chastise all of the low brow Americans.

      2. Paulson Rhomes says:

        Government schools have already failed miserably, where’ve you been?

        So cut us some slack if we get tired of socialist “property taxes” paying for PC liberal indoctrination and a record of dismal failure to educate the children despite being payed much higher wages than what’s earned by their private sector counterparts.

      3. Not Kells, Ph.D. says:

        No offense Hellbender but reading the comments on a story and making a judgement about society as a whole is really a poor decision. People have fun in the comments section and that can include offensive humor or playful jabs at one another. If you want deep political analysis turn on some punditry-debate show or join a political forum with bi-laws. Otherwise, smile and enjoy the fun!:)

      4. Rosemary Brewer says:

        Now, if their was school choice you could really do something about this type of thing!

      5. fsg says:

        So tonight you have proven that “yes Virginia an idiot can become a Doctor”.

    15. groveratt says:

      LOL! Yea thats the part they left out.

    16. Whitey says:

      This not a mathmatical answer the true answer is the same for both questions,
      ” Not enough”

      1. F Caspar Gomez says:

        BGAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

      2. Not Kells, Ph.D. says:

        I LOVE THIS POST!!! I am sending this link to my BLACK FRIEND (for all you PC types offended by this) because this is hilarious!

        See, two posts above this guy is complaining about the comments on this story and I have to wonder how dense a person can be to not understand that the comments section is for great jokes like this. News needs humor or it is just depressing – even if that humor “offends” someone or some group.

      3. Sylvia Mayfield-Jackson says:

        ignorance is a SAD THING!

    17. Ozlanthos says:

      If you can describe the difference between indoctrination and education, I suggest running for public office! I’ll assert here that functionally there is no difference between either terms and “operant-condifioning”. We’ve just been lulled into the idea they are different. That is why the vast majority of people still force their children to go to public school.

      -Oz

      1. Chicago860 says:

        If you can’t distinguish between the two, maybe you shouldn’t be voting. We can send someone from Chicago to vote for you…twice

    18. Tim says:

      Was it a blackslave owner doing the beating problem a black female owner who rented out her male slave. There were lot of freed black that own slaves and on the aveagr more then whites. Like keep history right

      1. pos_man says:

        please correct me if i am wrong but i believe the there was owner in ohio that sued in supreme court over a a slave /indentured servant where the court said the BLACK OWNER HAD THE right to have ownership thereby establishing slavery humm where was that little cos curriculum question case circa late 1700 (cant remember the year)

    19. Michelle says:

      This is so stupid of the teachers but on the otherhand, there isn’t a single person in the US that was directly involved with slavey. Let it go, it was a really long time ago.

    20. sharp_pain@yahoo.com says:

      why hide it, the colors are still playing the ohhh why me game and getting all their freebies. look at college, houseing, medical not to mention special treatment as BET, MTV and your dumb N-ro brother Al Sharpton. he’s wasting everyones air.

      1. Vicky says:

        Free?? How do you get for free what you pay for in pain, lives and blood?? All other minorities have gotten reparations for wrongs done to them as a people EXCEPT for African-Americans! Yet we are told to shut up, stop whining, suck it up, get over it, stop complaining, get on with our lives! America was built on the backs and blood of African-Americans! yet we as descendants deserve nothing? Wow!

      2. Putting Fear In Whitey says:

        sharp_pain, maybe you are the one who needs some college assistance. The correct spelling is housing…even my 7 year old knows that idiot!

    21. ZTedster says:

      The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    22. fred banres says:

      does anyone know how to get on the 405 from downtown LA, I need to buy some drugs – rodney knig.

    23. JohnDave says:

      They should have used Democrats instead of slaves. More political correct.

      1. clanno7 says:

        Orange pickers don’t have a union, so no democrats were available.

      2. Pones Gdg says:

        No, they should have used DEMOCRATS AS SLAVE OWNERS, as that would be historically accurate.

        Perhaps, also a question on how many tribes they wiped out during the Democrats quest for ‘westward expansionism’/genocide.

        Perhaps, also a question on how progressives/Democrats encouraged negative eugenics and how many Jews/others were exterminated by Hitler after being inspired by such Progressive readings of the early 20th century.

    24. dikkydoo22 says:

      If eight slaves picked 7 peaches off a tree…how many were arrested fo stealing the farmers peaches. (answer) the slowest ones.

    25. jeff says:

      When it comes to science, math, or higher learning in general ,blacks are absent. How many black mathematicians, physicists, world chess champions, classical composers do you know of? Oh, and btw, the black “academics” that people could name are mostly of white ancestry.

      1. Putting Fear In Whitey says:

        You don’t know your history boy…mathematics was first introduced to europeans by egyptians…do you know what continent egypt is on? probably not AFRICA! You may think that blacks are absent in math but that’s because your small mind only this american. Try looking at the global perspective and you will see that we are not missing at all.

    26. Onatah Lumbee says:

      First, let’s be relieved that the parents are going over homework with their children, first step in the right direction. Second, it is kind of a shocker to see verbiage/writing about slavery as mathematical equations; not your typical Joe and Bob type of scenario that most of us are used to… a topic off concern next PTA. I suggest the issue of slavery become and open and honest family topic as to obtain knowledge, wisdom and understanding of slavery and the effect slavery has on those that are subject to that type of conditioning. It’s ok to teach them our story; history can be so jumbled…it maybe in the best interest of the children to learn from their parents, and by doing research and tons of reading as additional resources but in the end this should be a learning experience. Heal the world…I’m just sayn

  2. Chris says:

    Q: How many union teachers will be fired over this?
    A: Zero

    1. Dwight Schrute says:

      Q: How many confederacy teachers will be fired over this?
      A: Zero, the civil war ended in the 19th century, there are no confederacy teachers remaining.

      1. Dave says:

        *crickets*

      2. Rhett says:

        Sadly, I think most young blacks think MLK and the 1950s was the slavery era. Most of the young blacks are pretty ignorant of history. THey see old Selma footage and think “slavery”. Some of the younger gangsta variety are virtually soul less. Strange thing is, blacks are better souls under extreme suffering then prosperity. No one I know thrives better than blacks under oppression. God bless the old sharecropping blacks, best folks i Know.

      3. Kris says:

        Hahaha. The fact that Dave doesn’t get the joke makes it even more funny. Well played, sir . . . Well played.

      4. keith says:

        Confederacy teachers? It should be “Confederate teachers” you moron.

    2. Occam's chainsaw says:

      Oh please… Meanwhile the GOP wants to eliminate the Department of Education, thus making all decisions move locally. This is what happens when decisions are made locally.

      1. Pepper says:

        this happened UNDER the DOE… duh. obviously the DOE isn’t managing education very well, eh? END IT.

      2. Occam liked states rights says:

        And what’s wrong with that? You don’t think people will be outraged enough to make each state do the right thing? And, if everyone in the state is ok with it, then what’s the problem?

      3. Demsvoteblindly says:

        Has our education gone up or down during the time DOE has been in power… enough said!!! They worry more about the teachers unions then they do their students!!!

        Question : How many Democrats voted to give blacks rights?!?!
        Answer: ZERO!! 100% voted Against the 14th ammendment!

        Question: What party was Gov George Wallace apart of when he tried to fight allowing black students in white classrooms?
        Answer: He was Gov of Alabama and a Democrat

      4. Wolfie says:

        Wallace would be a Republican is he were entering politics today …

        Get aquainted with history on a deeper level, it’s a favor you owe yourself …

      5. Brian Alexandar says:

        What a silly thing for a mammy to say!

      6. John Galt says:

        Brian – you talkn bout a mammy nun from “thingfish?

      7. dogcatcher says:

        No he wouldn’t. He’d be with his peers in the DNC working the identity politics scam. They can turn a profit on anything. They don’t care what the words are or if it’s racist or not, just what’s in it for them. If liberals thought racism was popular, they’d all immediately join the KKK. Like when they realized racism had become unpopular, they immediately became your caring nurturers. Which was a 180 for them at the time. They’d just spin around again if the wind blew in a different direction and claim it was always so.

      8. Demsvoteblindly says:

        wolfie… Show your proof that Wallace would enter as a Republican today… I can show you facts, while you mislead… the FACT is he WAS a DEMOCRAT!!!!! Am I correct or NOT?!?!? Say all you want, lie all you want, but the FACTS are he WAS a Democrat!!! Your side has to mislead to have your history look good, and make stuff up.

        Here is recent history… EVER heard of MLK???? well it’s funny that they EVEN to this DAY his family is CONSERVATIVE Republicans!!!! His neice has been to Tea Party events as a speaker… maybe she’s racist…

        Let’s stick to facts instead of saying someone who is dead would be part of another party because his history makes your party look like what it is… a bunch or racist! Was it not Reid who called out Obama and said he used a Negro dialect when he spoke to blacks??? Did they sweep that under the rug saying he was allowed to say racist comments cause he done so much for the black man (keeping them on welfare)… What about MSNBC commentator that said Obama spoke so well he forgot he was black for a min… wow how racist is that????! Is that to say that blacks can not speak well or what???

        Keep up the spin, you need it if you want your party to hide its racist side.

    3. Diva says:

      And I’m guessing the “staff development” won’t include “Dude use your brain already”

  3. Three Oranges says:

    Why is the associated image a woman in Zimbabwe doing math on the outside of a building?

    1. BOE says:

      If you’d ever been to rural GA, you’d think you were in Zimbabwe.

      1. ed says:

        So you’ve never been to Ga.

      2. lars brew says:

        according to that photo, thery are in Zimbabwe.

      3. DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH! says:

        Soon, the http://www.NewNation.org the marxists are building ‘for the children’ will look like it too.

      4. KruelHunter says:

        I’ve been to rural Georgia and to Zimbabwe and am familiar with their differences. Can you say the same or are you just another bigotted carpetbagger?

    2. Daniel Cloud Montgomery says:

      You are confused. That’s a typical Atlanta public school.

      1. ed says:

        You either….

      2. Larry Burdge says:

        I’ve been to Atlanta and I think BOE and Daniel are right. Ever hear of Mayor Jackson? Mayor what’s his name that went to jail? Ever see the city council? How about the school super that just left over test score fieasco? Who owns and runs the Atlanta Airport? Just tell me what Atlanta is made up of and who runs that town AND the school system??? AND has for decades??? Ever heard of the RICO act?

      3. Elbee says:

        Its not “Math”. Its simple arithmetic. Calling it math is one of those idiotic self-esteem things. Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Linear Equations of the Higher Order are mathematics.
        Calling addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and square roots and etc. mathematics is all part of making the uneducated (Government school pupils) feel like they are accomplishing something beyond what it is.
        Notice “pupls”, not “students”.

      4. Buddy says:

        They tried to teach them the Obama praise song too!

  4. shirtsbyeric says:

    Slaves don’t pick oranges…Illegal immigrants do.

    1. LOLOLLOL says:

      LOL LOL LOL

    2. charles Mitchell says:

      …….there are no oranges in GA, anyway ! And there were few slaves in FL, where there were oranges.

    3. joe says:

      hahahahahahahahah

    4. kosh says:

      Excellant point. LOL!

  5. PJ Urquilla says:

    What’s with the image your using on this article? Why would you use a photo from Zimbabwe? HMMMM?

  6. jim says:

    What an effin disgrace!!!

  7. Tim says:

    This is about the most idiotic thing I have heard of. Don’t they have about a million other more relavent things to be angry about?

    1. Tired of the LIES says:

      Yeah, you’re right.

      “Now, boys and girls, what political party held the most slaves by far?”.

      The kids just sat there looking in wonder.

      “Democrats, boys and girls”.

      “But teacher, Reverends Jackson & Sharpton say it was rich white Republicans”, said one little girl.

      “Oh, they did?” said the teacher. “Sorry, I was wrong”.

  8. Bentley says:

    I agree – what the heck is with the image used for this article??? Once you read the context of the assignment it’s easy to see this is a non-story.

    1. Hargrove says:

      Would you think a school assignment, as follows, is a non-story: Six concentration camp interns received so little food that two ribs were pronounced on each of them, how many intern ribs were pronounced?

  9. Marta says:

    I’m more concerned that basic multiplication needed to be taught to 9th graders. Fantastic job, public schools. You’re really, clearly, going above and beyond in preparing the youth of America with proper knowledge. It’s totally acceptable for a large portion of the 9th grade to be so uneducated that at roughly 14 years old they have to do rudimentary math. -.-

    1. Jon says:

      It says, nine THIRD-GRADE math teachers…so, who needs that lesson for the uneducated?

    2. Wolfie says:

      You may wish to read the article again … It is 3rd grade math, not 9th grade …….

      The number nine is in the conversation, yes, but not 9th grade ….

    3. Hank says:

      Reading comprehension would qualify under your call for “preparing the youth of America with proper knowledge”. They are 3rd graders, not 9th graders. Still, a stupid way to try and teach the kids. No way can the administrators cover their collective butts with sorry excuses. Very insensitive.

      1. thinkingdownstream says:

        “No way can the administrators cover their collective butts…”

        Yes They Can!

      2. Zig Sulewski says:

        They are 3rd graders that are old enough to be in the 9th grade.

    4. george says:

      I will withhold my criticism of Marta until someone can convince me that scores of ninth graders in this country do NOT need remedial math taught to them.

    5. epic fail says:

      I R redz real goodz

    6. TMay says:

      Marta,
      “9 third graders” Multiplication is taught in 3rd grade.

  10. Clyde says:

    “Roach added that the school district has no reason to believe that there was any intent to the racially-infused, cross-curricular questions.”

    ———–

    WHAT OTHER “REASON TO BELIEVE” DO THEY NEED OTHER THAN THE EXISTENCE AND ASSIGNMENT OF THE QUESTIONS THEMSELVES???

    There’s nothing quite like bureaucrats and their hemming-and-hawing Newspeak, is there?

    1. tHE ARBITER says:

      Well said Clyde, well said. Too bad most of the other RACIST BUTT SNIFFERS on this site can’t see that.

      1. ROBBOB says:

        Also, 3rd grade is far to early to do cross curricular activities

  11. ziegler says:

    I see nothing wrong with the questions….in the context that they were referencing other materials reviewed by those students covering slavery and the atrocities that were enacted under it. You dont act like nothing ever happened. It happened, we corrected it, and basic arithmetic is invaluable and if it serves an additional purpose of reminding children of the lesson they learned in social studies. Then good on them. But, most likely, none of the parents had the knowledge of the SS lesson, and was reading the quesitons without context and reacted accordingly. Communication is key.

    1. snowy says:

      ‘Social studies? isn’t that history AND current events? I suggest the next integrated curriculum should focus on current evens, and cover the drugs and gangs unit or maybe the unwed welfare family unit. Lots of math questions could be applied there. If mom has 2 children each by 4 different fathers how many total children will she have? Or, if there are 10 honor students on the block and 5 are caught selling drugs and 2 are arrested for domestic violence and 2 are shot by other gangs, how many will graduate from high school? You’re absolutely right we don’t want to bury our heads in the sand and act like these atrocities never happen.

    2. LetThemBeKids says:

      You’ve gotta be kidding, right?? You think there is nothing wrong with even teaching beating slaves in third grade? Seems kinda early to me. Hey if that is ok, maybe for their 3rd grade play they could reanact plantation life according to the union educators? Include some “massa” kids beating slave kids, and the male slave owners could show how they “visited” the women slaves at night? Then sing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot?” Gag!

    3. John_B says:

      Yes, let’s never let them forget they were slaves once, the earlier the better. Why not tell the MANY stories of successful men and women of color. Damage their self esteem early and often, that seems to be the Democratic strategy.

  12. danceswithtrees says:

    If we fired 2 teachers and 4 administrators per week how many weeks would need to fire all of the idiots involved ckass?

  13. Steve says:

    The answer to question number one has to be ZERO

  14. Denise says:

    The point of the reference is to keep the nation focused on the southern racism in the past, just in case this state wants to ask for ID in the upcoming election.

  15. Just Wondering says:

    How can these kids have any future, when they are always living in the past?

  16. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha says:

    Keep it up. It will only further the racism within the \black community at their own expense. Black political leaders have played the race card and the slave card to ad nausea without even pointing to the fact that there were different types of slaves. those in the field and those who worked within the plantation house. These house slaves were seldom if ever whipped. It does not point to the fact that blacks owned slaves. All it does is create hate against the majority and alienate the black minority. If that is what the black teachers to the leaders want then go for it.

    1. Rufus Washington, Jr. says:

      Good point. Black Power is at a zenith right now in this country. There are already more Hispanics than Blacks in the USA and the trend will quickly accelerate. There will never be as many Blacks in high positions of power as there are right now in 2012 due to demographic changes. The Black percentage of the population is falling. There will never be a black or partially black president of the USA ever again.

      Your Time Is Up!!

      1. Liberal_ingenius says:

        thanks to demograohics like drugs and bullets

      2. Joe says:

        Yes this is true, but if the media has their way
        for every 3, white girls, and every 5,6 his panics
        we can add one big black stud, and thus create
        11.1 diverse chirrens , you know caramel colored kids and get rid of the whites
        that is , if you dont get mugged or shot by said black ” studs”

    2. charles mitchell says:

      And one major point that is NEVER mentioned is that there almost as many slaves in the sacred North as in the South. Recall about 15 years ago the discovery of a slave cemetery in NYC ? that one got buried by the media really fast !

      1. Mike says:

        you should come here. actually it’s well marked and treated as any other graveyard. They made it into a mini-park, and built the tower around it. It’s near City Hall.

        The fact that there were nearly as many slaves in the North as the South was never true. There were many in the early days of the country, but Northern states outlawed it fairly early on. Thus well before the Civil War, there were only slaves in Border states that were part of the North.

  17. THE ARBITER says:

    It’s not a game RACIST and I doubt your stupid behind could name a time when a hill billy has been the source of this type of ridicule BY BLACKS. It is WHIT ELITES who ridicule YOUR STUPID AZZ.

    1. wow says:

      Apparently someone was not ridiculed enough into getting an education.
      hillbilly**
      white**
      ass**

      If you’re going to make a rebuttal, try to sound like you have some sense.

      1. Edward Boothe says:

        You do no appear to be the brightest light on the tree yourself

    2. CommonCents says:

      Visit Africa… the entire continent is a cesspool of tribal warfare and starvation.

      Time and again they’ve been shown how to feed themselves… can’t do it.

      EPIC FAIL. They are not up to the task, morally, technologically, or genetically.

    3. bewolff says:

      Everyone that is white isn’t a hillbilly,but you’ll always be what you are.

    4. rightnow says:

      ARBITER: Rev Jeremiah Wright. Bill Ayers. Rev Jesse Jackson. Rev Al Sharpton. President Obama. Michelle Obama. Oprah. Just off the top of my head and for a start.

      You want a list of quotes, racist?

  18. DianeCee says:

    Geez, before long public education will be abolished for obviosu reasons. http://www.insightfulstars.com

  19. Durp says:

    Whew, I’m glad to learn that slaves did not do farm work nor get beatings. Set those ignorant teachers straight.

    Slavery happened and it was wrong. The only injustice today is that the math/slavery homework is taken out of context and blown up into an issue for the race baiters to use.

    1. tim says:

      Right, race baters. That’s what this is. Someone took something that had nothing to do with race but turned it into an ugly racial thing.

      I wonder if Holder is willing to have that open and honest discussion about race yet?

  20. Forgotten Man says:

    If three race bating teachers each taught two students to hate whites, how many racist children would they have created?

    1. Heywood Jablowme says:

      Depends on who’s doing the teaching. If it is white teachers the answer is zero. If it is black teachers the answer is “not enough.”

  21. Joe Dutra says:

    I knew before I even saw the photo. Did you?

  22. Bentley says:

    Funny how CBS changed the article picture after reading these comments.

    1. Wolfie says:

      Not really … I mean, most news is produced by hacks, right?

  23. jeff says:

    …so why not simply use the word “Mexicans” instead of “slaves”? What is all this drama about?

  24. Denise says:

    They can’t, they have to live with an infectious fear of whites even though contrary to public opinion, racism WAS NOT something the ENTIRE white race engaged in. Racism was a political agenda of one party, the democrats, and it’s about time we stopped this party from terrorizing young black people.

    1. Wolfie says:

      Heh … that’s some pretty interesting deception you’re practicing there … LMAO …

      The DEMOCRATS of the Civil War era, became DIXIE-crats when the Civil Rights movement gained traction in the 60’s … MANY became or are now REPUBLICANS …

      Talk about wolves in sheeps …..

      And BOTH parties use racism as a divisive issue, BOTH ….

      1. Denise says:

        No deception just a case act filed by the Rev. Wayne Perryman which can be found in the Library of Congress. If you have watched C-span you would have watched the democrat party apologized for their opposition to the republican’s push for civil rights since the civil war. I think it is you who have been deceived. You can read the entire case in Wayne Perry on behalf of himself and the African American’s Citizens of the United States; Petitioner v. Democratic National Committee and the National Democratic Party; Respondent.

      2. Denise says:

        Also, IF it wasn’t for the republican’s the Civil Rights Act would never have happened. Your dixiecrats WERE NOT republican’s, they were Southern Democrats. A good informative book is by Rev. Wayne Perryman who is a black man, by the way. The book is titled, Whites, Blacks and the Racist Democrats: The untold History of race and politics within the Democratic Party from 1792-2009. It was the democrats who called the Republican’s “N8gger lover’s” It was the republican’s who were murdered by democratic southerners during the early 60’s. You need to learn your history by reading, not watching Hollywood movies.

      3. ziegler says:

        You mean like Byrd….or perhaps Al Gore Sr….google him right on up with some civil rights vote….life long democrat…and lo and behold…his son is a life long democrat too…maybe you’ve heard of him?

      4. elevenhundred says:

        I thought Dems just changed from racism against blacks to racism against whites. I mean that’s why they started affirmative action,racial minimum quotas, and diversity bonus points that continue till this day.

        However, 90% of blacks still support Obama when he has done nothing for them and has ended every black oriented small business subsidy. Do they love him for hating them as long as he’s a little darker than an average president?

      5. demsvoteblindly says:

        Wolfie… you mean the Democrats tried to excape their history… so they pretend now that they were the Republicans ending slavery and somehow the Republicans said… oh ok, we will be Democrats now and you be the party that freed the slaves. I guess you have to come up with something that stupid if you have that kind of history on your side.

        Hey Wolfie… did someone forget to tell the voters in WV when they voted for DEMOCRAT Robert Byrd, Senator from WV and a KKK grand wizard? When he died the other year… did Bill Clinton not come to his defense and say he did it just to get elected… so who were his voters then if the Dem from WV felt he needed to be a Grand Wizard of the KKK to get elected? Did the Republicans vote for him even though he was a Dem and the Dems sat silent???

        How many Dems voted to give blacks rights? ZERO!!!

        Why was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK honored for his work fighting Repubulicans in the 1868 DEMOCRAT National Conference?

        Why if you are black and you side with Republicans or conservatives you are an Uncle Tom??? Why are blacks not allowed individual thoughts or must they all stick together just like the Dems like them… stuck right on their plantation.

        Try smoking more dope, you need it!

      6. Wayne says:

        regarding the quote from dvb: “How many Dems voted to give blacks rights? ZERO!!!”

        No dvb, that is false. The majority of both Democrats and Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

        Not only that, but most of the Democrats who did vote against it soon switched parties and became the core of the Republican Party from then on.

      7. Al says:

        Wolfie: “The DEMOCRATS of the Civil War era, became DIXIE-crats when the Civil Rights movement gained traction in the ’60’s.” Guess what, fellow, the Dixiecrats were prominent in the 1940s, not the 1960s. Furthermore, not that many “Democrats of the Civil War era” were still living in the 1940s, much less the 1960s. Q.E.D.

        If you had limited yourself to saying that many who were southern Democrats in 1968 became Republicans, you’d have heard no objection from me. That’s the conventional wisdom and I think it’s right, but I’ve never seen any credible numbers regarding how many switched parties.

      8. Demsvoteblindly says:

        Wayne… You may want to study up on the voting history of the 14th amendment… Dems voted 100% against it!!! Republicans voted 92% for it!!!

        Spin spin spin and spin some more..

        Wayne… who was Robert Byrd??? Was he Democrat or Republican??? is a couple years too far back for you??? Was he not a Grand Wizard of the KKK??!?!? Did Bill Clinton not come to his defense the past year when he said he was in the KKK to win over voters… if he ran as a Dem and joined the KKK to win over voters… who is his voting base?!?!?! Try being dumb somewhere else, you proved it here already that you are just that!

    2. Wolfie says:

      Heh …

      Tell you what, you go look at the Electoral College map for the history of the United States … As you move towards the Civil Rights Era, you will see a marked change in how the Southern States went from Dem to Repub ….

      I’ve SEEN separate but equal … and I’m pure ‘white’ descended from Wales going back 1,000 years to the continent and going on 400 in this country ….

      And for the record, I’ve LIVED in both the North, South, East, & West in my day … You?

      1. Denise says:

        That’s right because Black were allowed to vote freely and blacks were republican’s until the Civil rights act was passed. They changed parties because Kennedy let MLK out of the Memphis City Jail and Daddy King told Kennedy he had his vote. But the democrats fought the CRA, just ask Al Gore Jr, about his dad’s vote against the Civil Rights Act and Senator Byrd(decreased) the grand master of the KKK who was a democrat. The Library of Congress tells the whole truth.
        I have also lived all over the country. Lived in Jackson Mississippi in 1967 when the colored signs were still in view.

      2. Dennis in WV says:

        Stick around…you’re about to see the White House turn from Dem to Repub also…

    3. Wolfie says:

      here’s some easy reading, Denise (et,al.):

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrat

      And when you get to the part in the CRA 1964 and who led from the Bully Pulpit, look at the voting record of North and South in Congress, line that up against what you learn about the Dixiecrats and this discussion should be over … Note to self: “Should be …”

      1. rationalhistory says:

        wikipedia as your source? Hahahahaha

      2. demsvoteblindly says:

        Of couse it’s easy reading.. you were able to read it…😉 I find it funny when someone uses wikipedia as their source… to me it shows they lack real sources so they need a liberal website that individuals go in and put the info….😉 Next he will be quoting his father who was wearing a white hood as just someone who went around dressed as a ghost year round.😉

      3. demsvoteblindly says:

        Curious Wolfie… why do KKK member continue to run as Democrats???? Did they not get the memo they were suppose to be Republicans now, or does it just show you and the rest of your kind just try to spin from your history????

      4. demsvoteblindly says:

        Which party is a big supporter of Planned Parenthood? Who was Margaret Sanger??? Why is it that a racist white women (Margaret Sanger) started Planned Parenthood because she wanted to kill minority babies??? She hated black and hispanic kids, so she offered them a way to kill their babies… Curious… which party continues to support Planned Parenthood?? So do the dems just like having that choice to kill but ignore the fact that the organisation they fully support was started by a racist to kill minoirty babies… look her up, Margaret Sanger and read her colorful quotes on minorities and how she felt about them.

        Oh… she was probably Republican…. some how she fooled the Dems to think she wasn’t racist and to through her baby killing business lots of taxpayer money!!

      5. Wolfie says:

        dvb — you are waaay to funny …. Seriously, you are indoctrinated as they come … But, I volunteered to serve my country in order for you to have that right …

        You see, you keep SUGGESTING (in a heavy handed manner), I’m a LIBERAL …

        I’m Libertarian (long before Ron Paul ran for CONGRESS) and I take issues one-by-one …

        I sorta believe by your moniker and your position, you’re the one who votes BLINDLY, as that’s your comfort zone …

        Some have blankies, some have their “party’s talking points” glued to their tongues for them …

        btw, your understanding of the sequencing of events ought to be appalling …

      6. John_B says:

        I’d like to believe you served Wolfie, but I seriously doubt it

      7. demsvoteblindly says:

        Wolfie…

        Something tells me you were probably removed from the service…

        Say all you want, spin all you want… history is there black and white for all to read. You can spin it however you want. You are free to do so…

        Just answer me who the last elected KKK member of the Senate was and what party he ran for???? When you finally admit that the Dem party still had a racist member as recent as just a year or two ago… then maybe you can start to accept what the Dem party really is.😉 The party of racist!

        Just answer me that Wolfman… what party was Robert Byrd from?! was he elected in the 1800’s??? or is that more recent history that you would prefer didn’t exist???

  25. Esther Malcomb says:

    I’d hate to be the token white kid in that school!

    1. Ms.Clovius Johnson Fiff Period says:

      We had one in my fiff grade class. We all had purple drank and whupped his azz.

  26. t bonE says:

    For the people that think these questions are okay because they are based on things that actually happened, would you want your 8 yr old to bring home math questions asking about how many Jews can fit in a gas chamber or how many branch Davidians can the ATF burn alive in a day? What a bunch of idiots

    1. Durp says:

      Read the article. They were studying slavery (Douglass) and math and wanted to combine the two subjects. If they were discussing the holocaust or David Koresh, along with math, then your questions would be in the context. Of course, you are equating the picking oranges to being murdered by gas or fire, but that’s the exaggeration you require in order to (attempt) to make a point.

      1. rationalhistory says:

        So the questions about beating the slaves was just like asking about picking oranges? Or did you just not read the article?

    2. Joe Dutra says:

      Or how many lovers one gay man can …? Or how many illegals can cross the …? Or how many polling places can be blocked by Black Panthers …? Or how many doobies Obama could smoke in one college day …? It’s all about the curriculum.

  27. glenp says:

    we all know SLAVES never picked oranges and they surely wouldn’t today

    it’s always been Mexicans

    1. Denise says:

      Where do you get that information? Please site a source that slaves NEVER picked oranges.

      1. glenp says:

        I was being facetious but since you’re of the defective pesuasion I figure you don’t have enough intellect genetically to understand that. you people are pitiable. You and Moochelle should get together for a little slap and tickle session

        who in your family was an orange picking slave?

      2. Denise says:

        Defensive aren’t you? Moochelle and I have nothing in common and people that have to name call have already lost the argument. BTW, I’m no nasty democrat

      3. John_B says:

        I think glenp is one of those trolls that tries to come off as something he is not. You can find him moosing his hair in the bathroom at the local coffee shop near the university

  28. glenp says:

    I bet if you scrawled the questions on a cowturd hut they could do the math

  29. glenp says:

    if D’Twain was in a drive by and his mac10 fired at teh rate of 120 rounds per minute and Leketisha was bagman for crack cocaine sales @ $10,000 per kilo
    would that have any effect on the 400 years of opprssion under whitey?

  30. G-math says:

    They should have used crack rock, prostitutes or other trafficked goods.

  31. David Williams says:

    Here is a question they could have asked to teach some history: Union soldiers killed over 50,000 innocent men, women and children in the South’s fight for independence. If they had kiilled only 15,000 by 1862 and the war ended in 1865, how many more per year do they need to kill before they reach 50,000? Or here is another one: If there were 1000 homes in Atlanta before Sherman came through, and only 200 were left standing when he left, how many homes did he burn down. If they did this, this would be teaching history and math.

    1. John_B says:

      Isn’t Atlanta where that Confederate prisoner camp was located where most of the inhabitants died from mistreatment? Probably had something to do with why Sherman was so ticked off but who knows, War does funny things to a man. And for the record, yes, I think what happened in Atlanta was a tragedy .

      1. PoliticallyIncorrect says:

        @John_B

        That was Andersonville. Not Atlanta. Much closer to Macon actually. Please research before you spout ignorance. Too many people will repeat it after you.

  32. No really says:

    That is how George Washington learned his multiplication tables too.

  33. Sam Madden says:

    Leave to the liberals to come up with this dumb math question to include their agenda. Unfortunately, the agenda is based on a lie and the kids could not do the math.

  34. george says:

    Are the topics of slavery and Frederick Douglass also omitted from the history curriculum?

    1. Denise says:

      Did they happen to mention that Frederick Douglass was a member of Congress?

  35. Paul says:

    All the Bros and Sistas in the US should all move to GA and AL. When they move in, the oppressors (whites) will move out. Hell the Mexicans will move out too. Give em all guns and ammo, drugs and booze. Let’s see what happens!!!

    1. len says:

      you’re worthless based on your comment and I truly hope that one of the black people you hate so much kills you(jin self defense) more than likely your own inbred family member will.

  36. george says:

    Black kids should be reminded of slavery at every opportunity so they can grow up and continue the demand for massive reparations. (For those of you in Rio Linda, I was being sarcastic.)

  37. Crewmax42 says:

    There is no such thing as a bad question – Just bad teachers asking questions.

  38. CODWELL says:

    When I saw the test and it said the slaves only picked 8 peaches each, I think the beatings should have been more than 2 a day for the next week ……

    1. Rationalhistory says:

      Underrated post. LOL

  39. Banderman says:

    Oh, please. Frederick Douglass; by his own admission and declaration, was a dyed in the wool REPUBLICAN. The post modern social engineering group want to rewrite history and feed propaganda to the younger set.

    1. Denise says:

      He WAS a congressman.

      1. Googlegirl says:

        And where do you get your history from? Frederick Douglass was NEVER a Congressman.

      2. Wolfie says:

        @ googlegirl — Denise (and lots of her friends too) comes to sites like this to receive lessons in History … Jus’ Sayin’

      3. John_B says:

        I know Wiki isn’t the most reliable source, but check this link out, there are many former slaves in Congress during the late 1800’s
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress

        And even if Fredric Douglass isn’t among them, he was a visitor to the White House and friend of President Lincoln

  40. Banderman says:

    The racial hypocrisy from the liberals and the looney tune left wing is destroying America.

  41. Durp says:

    I browsed the school’s website and did not see evil oppressive whites in the photos.

  42. iamdan says:

    Here is a better math question. If 10 Black voters went to the booth 3 times in one day. How may votes would Obam get?

    1. glenp says:

      now THAT is funny

    2. george says:

      Are they all alive, or are some of them dead? After all, we’re talking Democrat voters here.

  43. August says:

    Thank God the children couldn’t read!

  44. jane says:

    I want to see the test and a picture of the teacher. It should be easy to find out. I would bet this test was scheduled to be given in February when all GA schools celebrate “Black History Month” and EVERYTHING is about slaves and the injustice they indured. My family is American Indian…promise you….the blacks that came to America never suffered like we did.

    1. August says:

      Every American Indian I’ve ever met wants all their Great-Spirit-Given land back!

    2. nonya biznass says:

      Why isn’t the fact that African tribal leaders were selling there own people for money ever brought up when racists beat the slavery drum?

      1. August says:

        African tribal leaders TODAY are still selling black people as slaves…

    3. John_B says:

      I have to agree Jane. We don’t need to revisit the horrible past when it comes to treatment of the American Indian, but we should be able to end the current mistreatment.

    4. FU says:

      Jane, if Blacks knew how much $ you First Nation idiots get, they’d be rioting in the streets. Blacks, Indians, and Jews … poor victims. Get over it and go f_ck yourself.

  45. August says:

    God approves of slave & beating them, just read the Bible!

  46. Pau says:

    Good thing they weren’t doing cross-curricular work with sex-ed

    1. Durp says:

      Not until 4th grade, anyway.

  47. Sam Madden says:

    Is not this the same Atlanta school district where for years teachers changed test scores to achieve higher ratings and therefore more federal funds?

  48. AZD2 says:

    So it was OK to read the book just not to make a math problem using the text. Would it have been better if it had been Forced Imagrant Laborers? Victim mentality and wahhhh you hurt my feelings. Just admit you can’t do the math instead of getting outraged at the question

  49. nonya biznass says:

    Isn’t it ironic that the most ra cist people in the US are b l acks

  50. soundpam says:

    As a middle-aged white Texan, I thought I’d seen racists at their worst. When I read the article, I thought – not that big of a deal – just slightly ignorant but well-meaning teachers. Then I read the comments & realized that ignorance & unabashed racism is alive & well in Georgia. It’s the purposefully ignorant, hate-filled bigots that is making it more & more embarrassing to be white. After reading these comments, the only thing I wonder is why African Americans, Hispanics, etc don’t hate white folks more!!!! Shame on you. I will pray for you all.

    1. John says:

      You thought these were well-meaning teachers? Really???

      I think you’re the one who makes people embarrassed to be white.

    2. RicardoCabeza says:

      soundpam you are in position to apologize for anybody wide body.

    3. still here says:

      Please don’t condemn me and then tell me you’ll pray for me.

    4. beedogs says:

      If it makes you feel any better, this story was linked to by well-known white pride website The Drudge Report. Most of the truly soulless, pathetic comments will be from their readers.

      1. tnmccoy says:

        Drudge readers are on average, more intelligent, discerning, and capable than the average Democrat/Liberal. The latter is casebook insanity, and any Democrat adherents should ‘ferme la bush’!

      2. whatever says:

        Beedogs: “white pride website the Drudge Report”? HA! You know that’s illegal – not like black pride or all black companies or all black neighborhoods, black schools, black scholarships etc. Actually any other minority can do those things as well. Only whites are banned and outlawed. All so-called “anti-racism” is merely code for “anti-white”. Look at the rules. The rules are strictly anti-white and nothing else. It is perfectly legal and encouraged to not only discriminate against whites, but to actually hate them and wish they were dead. Hence, your post, which you felt perfectly safe in posting. This post will be hated for merely pointing out the truth. The lack of hate for whites will make people uncomfortable.

    5. Dennis in WV says:

      Didn’t you mean to say “as a middle-aged dumb white Texan?”

      1. muttley says:

        Now there’s a stereotypical liberal response . . . projecting their own faults and opinion of themselves upon another.

        EPIC FAIL!

      2. Blacks says:

        So I guess liberal is a personality trait too… get over yourself.

    6. davec says:

      did you notice its not all about you or you attempting to project YOUR OWN HATE on others?

      While youre praying, pray for strenght to not be a childish hate filled manipulator YOURSELF

    7. davethecaveman says:

      right on

    8. Jim Sherer says:

      Didn’t you mean middle-age white liberal Texan.

  51. htos1 says:

    Idiot union members!

  52. August says:

    Q. If you have 7 street “ho’s” & 21 crack-rocks, how many rocks do each “ho” get?

    A. None! Those Ho’s need to get back to work’in the streets; those rocks are for you & your boys.

  53. Don Bailey says:

    How about some division and ratio math brain teasers like, “how is it that a minority that makes up around 30% of the population account for over 80% of crime nationwide?”.

    1. Denise says:

      How many strong armed robberies in your neighborhood today?

    2. ObamaBinLazy says:

      Blacks only make up about 13%

      1. Don Bailey says:

        Oh, my bad. With all the blacks on TV programming, commercials, entertainment, sports, etc. (did you see the movie coming out that has them winning WWII?), it seems like 30% was an underestimate.

      2. John_B says:

        The Tuskegee Airmen were hero’s through and through

  54. Chuck Biddinger says:

    Was the teacher white or black?

  55. ObamaBinLazy says:

    Eight slaves to pick 56 oranges one tree!!!…No wonder they got the beating…1 mexican could of done it in 10 minutes!

  56. Gary says:

    This just proves the point that liberals can never afford to let racism go away. They certainly can’t raise these kids to think we’re one nation.

    1. george says:

      . . . And so slavery lives on, in varied forms.

  57. Mike M says:

    When the government ends up getting over 60% of every dollar you earn, (add in the tax on the product BEFORE you bought it… not just income sales and property taxes that you pay) – we are ALL becoming slaves to the federal government.

  58. 2BFree2B says:

    It doesn’t sound any worse than the Hispanics teaching illegals coming into the country getting a free education at taxpayer expense that the gringo is bad and distorting history and teaching the young illegals to resent and hate the american people.

  59. Bob says:

    Blacks are the stupidest and most violent race.

    1. Wolfie says:

      Yeah Bob …

      I mean look at the Adi Amin guy …… Black as can be and no argument on violent …

      Ooops, just opened a can of worms … Inside was Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot …

      Holy Al Jolson …..

  60. Tom Tucker says:

    Q. How many liberals does it take to create a race war?
    A. Apparently not as many as one would expect.

  61. 2BFree2B says:

    Why don’t math get taught on the percentage of lazy people sucking benefits out of this federal government at taxpayer expense, or how many stupid rules and regulations the idiots on DC have enacted to keep people from making a living, or how many worthless federal employees we have per department, or how many worthless federal departments are in the federal government. There’s a lot of examples of math problems out there.

    1. george says:

      Those scenarios would require the teaching of logarithms, which is a topic probably too advanced for third graders.

  62. Ron says:

    Let me guess. The reason there are no protest groups, no riots and prominent “rights” leaders involved is because there were no white people involved? Wonder what would happened if the principal wasn’t hispanic? Watch how fast this blows over.

  63. Krusatyr says:

    Dependent syciphant “X”, enslaved to group ID entitlement cycle of poverty and subsistence welfare in NYC, travels South to reach a Conservative Free Enterprise Zone for Liberty and Opportunity, a distance of about 120 miles. If he continued on foot 12 hours a day, how long did it take to be Free?

    1. george says:

      The poor soul never made it. Obama sued to get the Conservative Free Enterprise Zone for Liberty and Opportunity shut down.

  64. UrsusRexx says:

    If I recall correctly…

    Some months ago, there was a ‘anti-abortion’ effort equating ‘abortion’ with
    ‘black-genocide’.

    Among other tastelessly false notions, this effort included billboards & an advertisement, (on a lower Manhattan building not far from ‘ground-zero’), showing a pre-teen black girl, whose parent(s) hadn’t been contacted for ‘use-permission’, (let alone ‘royalties’), with a caption to the effect that the ‘womb’, (as opposed to ‘poverty’), was the ‘most-dangerous-place’ for black-children, as a result of Planned Parenthood making common – sense decisions to locate where demand is/was high and rents is/are low…

    It turned out that the effort was financed by Georgia republicans with, (alleged), ‘K-K-K’ connections/sympathies/history…

    That’s ALMOST as funny as Bennedict.16 exhorting his followers from St. Peter’s balcony to ‘keep-Christ-in-Christmas’…while wearing gold vestments & Gucci-slippered finery!

    Is that an airlin-maintenance-hanger, (with the airliner absent)?
    Or a monotheistic-house-of-worship with lots of pews…and few buttocks to fill’ em?

    1. John_B says:

      So sorry for your loss, first George Carlin, now Christopher Hitchens, who next?

  65. Hunter Todd says:

    The biggest mistake the U.S. made in its entire history was bringing Africans to this country.

    1. Mare says:

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!! My Dad…a pure WHITE Dutchman, picked peaches for a living to feed his family. By the logic of this school, I reckon my Dad was a slave…right?

  66. Jewfromhell says:

    Change ‘slaves” to “inmates and there would be no problem.

  67. ObamaNation says:

    Don’t beats me no mo massa. I picks dem oranges massa, dont beats me no mo.

    Eat your peas peasants, it’s an Obamanation now. Blacks are RACISTS and teaching children hatred and biggotry.

  68. TomB says:

    Bet they weren’t taught that despite all his trials, Frederick Douglas went on to be the first black to be on a major political party ticket (VP nominee). Which party you ask? Hint: *NOT* Democrat.

  69. Hepcat says:

    What’s next?

    If an evil conservative businessman had 10 apples and he was forced to give just 3 apples to a poor person, how many apples would the evil conservative businessman have left?

  70. butwadduino says:

    I probably wouldn’t object to these test questions if they were just politically incorrect. But, its especially bone-headed and insensitive to put these to third graders who aren’t equipped for this. And aren’t Frederick Douglas, slavery, racism, etc. complex topics more appropriate for slightly older minds – at least sixth or seventh grade? Shouldn’t third graders be getting a decent handle on the basics first?

    Also, for the small number of unenlightened fools clinging to the notion that GA = Zimbabwe or GA is filled with Deliverance-style hillbillies; you really need to get out more. Just like the 43 other states I’ve visited in every region of the country, the state has some lesser-developed areas where mostly good people try to get along. On the other hand, Gwinnett County – where this event occurred – has a diverse population of about a million residents (per the 2010 census, 53.3% white, 23.6% black, 20.1% Hispanic and 10.6% Asian) most of whom arrived from other parts of the country. Truth is it’s the same bland suburban environment you’d find in any other large metro area and, sadly, even finding a trace of a southern accent would be pretty difficult.

    Finally, since this article has been posted to Drudge, I suspect most of the comments made after about 5pm are from supposedly “more progressive” regions.

  71. bob says:

    Slavery is alive and well. Our Federal government enslaves the sheeple who are willing volunteers. All the federal state and local governments tell you what to do, think, eat and everything else, so what’s the news here?

  72. ObamaIsGodAwful says:

    If Barack robs the taxpayers three times a week, how many times does Barack rob the taxpayers each month, kids?

  73. aaron says:

    where in the question does it say the slaves were black?

  74. ObamaIsGodAwful says:

    If Jamal has 3 kids out of wedlock every year, how many years before he has to go to prison to avoid the liability of the child support?

  75. ObamaIsGodAwful says:

    If Leroy mugs 6 joggers every two weeks, averaging 104 dollars per month in earnngs, how much income tax will he pay on April 15.

  76. ObamaIsGodAwful says:

    If Eric Holder sells 2500 weapons to the Mexican drug cartels, and each gun is used in 4 crimes, and 1 of the 4 crimes is a murder, how long before goes to prison, kids.

  77. Karmi says:

    Slavery lasted about 78-82 years in the US, i.e. between the War for Independence and the Civil War. Less than 700K African slaves ever made it to Colonial America. Arab/Islam slavery dwarfed the Atlantic slave trade, and still exists today, yet most black Americans support Islam.

  78. Hepcat says:

    Vote on the 1965 Voting Rights Act

    The two numbers in each line of this list refer to the number of representatives voting in favor and against the act, respectively.

    Senate: 77–19

    Democrats: 47–17 (73%-27%)
    Republicans: 30–2 (94%-6%)

    House: 333–85

    Democrats: 221–61 (78%-22%)
    Republicans: 112–24 (82%-18%)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act

  79. EricWindow says:

    Well I have a couple of math questions:

    In 1850 there were 266 black (yes black) slave owners in South Carolina, they owned 1,087 slaves; how many slaves did the average black slave owner own ?

    In the US, only about 10% of the population owned slaves, what percentage did not?

  80. Vince says:

    Absolutely disgusting indoctrination. Is THIS what black leader have in mind to bring unity and peace to the nation?? They are being taught to HATE white people for past slavery. Whoever came up with this brilliant plan should all be fired and replaced with REAL leaders.

  81. Gandalff says:

    It was wrong of the teacher or school district to let this slip through. No different to where my brothers children were going to school and the math example used was about Uncle so in so gets a reduced sentence from 20years to 15years and had his parole… etc etc etc. I was a crazy word sentence and the teacher was black so obviously nothing wrong there RIGHT?

    No both of these things are wrong and there are plenty of things other than race or prison or sexuality that should be used to teach our children.

    Needless to say my nephews were put back into private school. Not everyone has that choice.

  82. Eric says:

    ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL! But, what do you expect from teachers (democrats), that are protected by a teacher union (Democrats), that provide political support for the Department of Education and current Administration (DEMOCRATS). To make matters worse, the slave owners that are beating “Frederick” in their math problems were… you guessed it… also DEMOCRATS. Therefore, you can be sure that Jesse, Al, and the naacp will likely NEVER express a single word of condemnation towards those responsible. It is no coincidence that they are beating “Frederick Douglass.” Fredrick Douglass was a REPUBLICAN. “At the 1888 Republican National Convention, Douglass became the first African American to receive a vote for President of the United States in a major party’s roll call vote.”

  83. Peru says:

    Stupid teachers getting a paycheck for being stupid teachers. Qualified teachers need not apply

  84. Herman says:

    It’s OK to teach about slaves. I also was one when I was young and did not get paid, was not allowed to shower or bathe, did not get enough to eat and had to live in a dynamite shack without any utilities, not even an outhouse.

    Here is my story: http://www.herobooks.com

  85. Mr Serious says:

    Was this in Apelanta?

  86. Cogito says:

    What ever the correct number of beatings, they should be administered to those that employ the teaching method.

  87. stoptouchingthatmabel says:

    You have got to show us the picture of this moron. This one is clearly in the lead I grant you it is early in 2012 but still a leading contender for idiot of the year.

  88. JWnTX says:

    Wolfie–you’re an idiot. The Dixiecrats all continued in the Democratic Party until they retired on comfortable government pensions, some as late as the mid-80’s. They wouldn’t be Republicans because the only place blatant racism is accepted today is the left when they criticize conservative blacks. They’d be just like Robert Byrd, hiding under a facade of “civility” while seething with hatred for the kind of black men who truly believe in equality of opportunity and won’t be herded into giant urban poverty warehouses to support the Democratic Party.

    1. Wolfie says:

      I know what you’re saying …

      I mean, it was JFK who brought it up, after he was in office, so I guess he was pandering for a vote he didn’t need … And the ruckus RFK ran into in the South when he had to go after some of those Dixiecrats who melted back into society, but still ran the show because they still had all the $$$$$$$$$$$$$, yeah, those clever Kennedy’s ….

      I have a slightly different view of how the Dems use blacks, but what I don’t hear you mention is how Repubs just love to play around with the illegal immigrants who WORK for them over the last decades building their fancy whatever … Yeah, can’t outright own a slave today, but we sure can figure out a cozy way of still havin’ ’em and our hands are still clean …

      I went to HS in your state, and saw how separate but equal played out 10 years and more after the CRA was signed into law …

      Please go talk dumb stuff to dumb people … You do miss the cheering, right?

  89. Thomas Stump says:

    As a black man I can only thank God my ancestors came here as slaves, for now I am free man in a free country. For those who play the racist card (these teachers and such), you are propelling a false self-entitlement (We are victims therefore owed)…. You bring us to the brink.

  90. jimmyjoebob says:

    I thank you all for the entertainment. I found the comments oh so very funny. Only on a forum such as this can such entertainment be found. I agree with most of the responses. I just wish I was witty enough to join the party.

  91. Trey says:

    Yeah those words are horrible pain inducers and will definitely shatter someone’s psyche rendering them in need of reparations but…did any of the kids solve the math correctly? Did you check?

    Perhaps they should have asked how many whites need to die in order to make the world more aesthetically pleasing for our betters. .

  92. Segeny says:

    THIRD grade students reading Douglass????!!!!! That is a high school text, totally inappropriate for elementary school children. What the heck is going on in that school anyway???!!!!!!!

  93. ron says:

    maff is fo unka Toms

  94. JWnTX says:

    The dirty little secret is that, given the sensibilities of the day, even Frederick Douglass would be a Republican today. Giving away other peoples’ money would have been an anathema to anyone growing up in that day and age. In fact, I would wager any black leader up to and including MLK would have viewed today’s leftists (Democrats) policies as demeaning and dehumanizing and every bit as devastating as slavery. Herding the black community into huge blocks of poverty warehouses, promising the moon and delivering just enough to keep them desperate and dependent on the Democratic Party–it’s slavery all over again.

  95. jimmyjoebob says:

    It seems to me that a lot of the comments center around the prejudices that blacks are generally ignorant and inclined to commit crimes and are using past slavery history as an excuse to foster resentment towards whites. Perhaps the comments that I refer to are just a few people and not representative of the whole. Most of the folks I talk to mirror the comments posted above, but would never express themselves this way if not for the outrageous example that started this whole thing.

  96. WriteGuy says:

    Here we go again, just like reading the fictional story of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Slaves being whipped twice a day every day?. The reality is that slaves were expensive commodoties and whipping them daily would not make good business sense. Injured slaves could not produce the work the overseer or owner needed to get done. Look at it like a farmer whipping his mules or horses daily instead of caring for them. How long would they last and how much work could they do, and how much money would be lost by the owner? Slavery was wrong, but it was a business, driven by greed, from the catchers to the transporters, the selllers and the buyers. Anything that affected the profit in a negative way would not last too long.

    I am not saying there were never beatings or whippings, but they were not an everyday occurrence but were done for a disciplinary reasons.

  97. JHN says:

    This is what happens when liberal social activism takes the place of education. What ever happened to teaching our children math rather than political correctness? Or science rather than gay activism and the green movement? Or reading and writing rather than liberal philosophy (or conservative philosophy for that matter)? We entered that slippery slope long ago when political and social activism replaced honest teaching. Why do you think America is in its current state of decay?

  98. Jim Smithon says:

    “We’ve been working with human resources to determine what staff development is needed for the teachers and what actions may be warranted”

    How about some common sense? First, our teachers cheat because they can’t teach our children well enough to pass standardized tests and now this.

  99. AgentVX says:

    An exercise in hatemongering disguised as a homework assignment. How disgusting!

  100. catblue says:

    Yep, anything to breed more hate

  101. Scott Trent says:

    One of the main reasons we sold and moved out of Gwinnett 5 years ago was the Gwinnett County School System…

  102. Progressive Loser says:

    Isn’t it interesting that in many states you need a photo ID to buy propane, but you don’t when it comes to voting. Do you know why? Because most blacks don’t really vote. In fact, the % of Democratic votes cast fraudulently in the US is 10% in a district which is not politically gerrymandered to the democratic point of view and 25% in the districts where they are. Do you know why the numbers are so pronounced in heavily democratic districts? Because they want to distort the publics perception into thinking blacks really vote. It’s all a lie!!!! Become a poll captain / presinct worker in 2012. You will be STUNNED!!!

  103. RicardoCabeza says:

    What do expect “Hotlanta” is a Chocolate City.

  104. Wolfie says:

    doggy — Here’s a bone for ya … since you just want to “PLAY THE GAME”

    How many Repubs vs Dems sit as Governors, U.S. Senators and Congressmen … and if you would do just a little math for me, that would be awesome if you could make a percentage comparison …. And if you would be happen to be intellectual enough would you be a dear compassionate conservative and make a contrast of say 1960 and go decade by decade …

    That ought to keep you busy for(ever) ….. LULZ

  105. Avenger says:

    I see all of these ignorant, racist comments here, and it is very obvious that is why the blacks have never been able to attain a level playing field and have been pretty much stuck in a cycle of poverty. No, I’m not a liberal or a black person. I’m a white Constitutional conservative.

    1. Thomas Stump says:

      Know… Your a schizophrenic

  106. Midge Martin says:

    “The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality” ~ H. L. Mencken

    http://911essentials.com

    1. george says:

      And that is precisely why education has to be micromanaged by a federal department. Jimmy Carter may have been a hapless dunderhead most of the time, but he saw the liberal light on THAT issue.

  107. radical1a says:

    The funny thing is that those Slave Owners were Democrats and they were Klan Members

  108. NotSure says:

    If you have one bucket half full of water and another bucket two thirds full of water, how many buckets do you have?

  109. jimmyjoebob says:

    The system that has been established in this country to enable most anyone to achieve whatever lofty goals they may imagine is under attack by groups who lack the ability to compete on a level playing field. The education system in this country is occupied by people who lack understanding. Liberalism, as someone once said is a mental disorder.

  110. SEE DOUBLEU says:

    Youve got to be taught to hate and fear,
    Youve got to be taught from year to year.
    Its got to be drumed in your dear little ears,
    Youve got to be carefully taught,

    Youve got to be taught to be afraid, of peoples whos eyes are oddly shaped.

    And peoples skin of a different shade,

    Youve got to be carefully taught.

    Youve got to be taught before its to late before you are Six, or Seven Or Eight………..

    To Hate All The People Your Relitives HATE……………………

    You Have To Be Carefilly Taught

  111. Semi Davis says:

    I wonder how many of you would be as liberal with your comments in front of Black people. Overall it’s awesome to know how people feel. ” NIggas niggas niggas” as one commenter wrote. But truthfully you all have a real misunderstanding what an African American individual is. Adding, the worse criminals of all time where Europeans or white Anglo- Saxons, if you want to be historically correct. You cause confusion and are the most ruthless, but we forget that by telling lies about history. But that’s ok. Truth all comes to light sooner or later. I’m just disheartened by how much racism I see in these comments. This is why America fails and falls behind, because we make fun of and mistreat each other as if we are not one country. Sad sad individuals. Fix Yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I am not condemning white people but you have done some disgraceful things in the past. Why not look at that and say I messed up. Thats it, i messed up and i am sorry. That goes for all racist and all people.

  112. Hannah Abbott says:

    Why did algore’s racist daddy vote against the Civil RIghts Bills? and voting rights acts? Why does the media hide that is was the Democrat party that has the historic record of being racists?

    The media is part of the Kenyan’s election team.

  113. ricardo maxwell says:

    The worst part of this is that the administration is saying that they are trying to determine what staff development they need for their teachers. Really?? What they need to to FIRE these idiots immediately.

  114. John Galt says:

    So, were the teachers stupid White, Black or Latino, or a mixture?

  115. jimmyjoebob says:

    I remember getting beaten up when I was 9 years old by 4 older black kids in Coconut Grove for no good reason, they asked me for a light then started to kick my behind. Just missed getting hit in the head with a coke bottle from a bus full of black kids going back to Opa Locka. Got rocks thrown at me when I rode my bike past an apartment building in Perrine. Is there resentment towards white people by some blacks….I can say yes as a matter of personal experience. Sure, I heard it go the other way too. Lets say it serves no good purpose to add fuel to the fire by fanning the flames of past wrongs by people to people who are all dead now.

  116. Perry says:

    tress? slaves? i’ve got another multiplication exercise!!!

  117. peter keaveney says:

    F ing moron teachers

  118. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

    If 20 union thugs can smash 250 pairs of kneecaps in 45 minutes how long will it take twenty-nine 18-year-olds to advance from 2nd to 4th grade, assuming 12 years per grade?

  119. John says:

    If blacks think this country sucks so much, I say we offer a free, one way ticket back to that black paradise, Uganda.

    Anyone that does not take up the offer within a year will thenceforth be forbidden from whining about race, etc.

  120. jfhdsiu says:

    Bad teachers teaching bad math with an erroneous premise as the basis= Duhhhhhh….. I’m just da muscle!

  121. Ray says:

    Please people, can’t you smell a hoax???? Dumber than the teachers.

  122. Elrikk says:

    They just said “elebin” to every question.

  123. jhert says:

    Why is all right to have a “Al l Black School” but it’s not all right to have a all “White” school ? Just a thought, when there was slavery all the blacks had jobs and worked, but now they jus want da wefare. If wefare were stopped, how many blacks would go out and get jobs and how many would sit around with flies goin’ in an out their nose?. Hey there’s a math question for ya.

  124. northcoast says:

    Gov. Wallace was a Democrat, and the second time around he was elected with votes from white and black supporters. I think his son later ran as a Republican.

  125. jfhdsiu says:

    “http://americancivilwar.com/authors/black_slaveowners.htm”

    To get a better idea of the reality of slavery, one should read the article at this website. It’s history, not speculation. If one reads it, one will never see slavery in America the same way again. It’s an eye-opener. Don’t be afraid. It all happened a long time ago. No one from that period is alive today.

  126. ETM says:

    2,000 union members pay $120 per month in union dues. 60% of that goes to 3 union leaders and the rest goes to the Obama campaign. How much does each union leader make in a year? How much does Obama get?

  127. Sara Bellum says:

    Typical Dept of Education, start that race- baiting early and often. These kids will be bitter whitey haters before the drop out of high school.

  128. freedom02 says:

    More appropriate questions would have been, If one black with an uzi can kil seven negros in one drive by shooting, how many negros would be killed if there were 4 negro shooters in the car?
    You have to address the students in terms they can relate to.
    Slaves only reminds them of the hoes walking the streets

  129. jfhdsiu says:

    “The majority of slaveholders, white and black, owned only one to five slaves. More often than not, and contrary to a century and a half of bullwhips-on-tortured-backs propaganda, black and white masters worked and ate alongside their charges; be it in house, field or workshop. The few individuals who owned 50 or more slaves were confined to the top one percent, and have been defined as slave magnates.”

    Can anyone refute that? The teachers were teaching bad math based on a false premise.

  130. jamadn says:

    The teachers were trying to inflame racism and the students were just trying to figure out what rapper Douglas was doing outta jail.

  131. Patriot says:

    Just one of the many reasons my children are in private school in Gwinnett County, GA. How can any “educator” in a school that’s probably 80+% non-white, pose questions like this.

  132. JustAGuy says:

    That photo is a file photo. Those were NOT the kids subject to this curicculum. Guaranteed, this was done in an all-white district.

  133. NowListenUp says:

    The WH fabricated this to stir up bad blood between blacks and whites. The kids are not bringing home their studies first and foremost. Secondly, the parents are not taking the time to look at it as they are busy watching tv, etc.

  134. JohnRalph says:

    Why didn’t they use the number of liberal white hillbilly women paying different amounts of money to be butt slammed by 300 pound black buck studs?

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Why did you leave yourself out of that group of “liberal white hillbilly women”, “JohnRalph”?

      I need 60 more pounds to meet your “black buck” standard, but, you look mighty cute in dem jeans….

      Pucker up, biatch.

  135. skills says:

    But they DIDN’T teach multiplication, they decided that hypersensitivity was more important. They taught the children how to be more judgmental and easily offended instead.

  136. JohnRalph says:

    My God and Mein Führer Obama, is not a black American…he’s half white American hillbilly gutter trash and half black African Muslim Jihadist.

  137. Nume says:

    NO, THEY di-ehnt?!

  138. Buck Ofama says:

    They’re mostly niglets anyway, so who cares.

  139. myron monk says:

    I don’t know why any company would want to relocate to Atlanta… this is par for the course in that town. There are so many other great growing cities in the country where this political correctness BS hasn’t taken over like this. There’s Dallas! There’s Nashville! There’s OKC! And Jacksonville! And Indianapolis! And Salt Lake City! Even Denver and Raleigh! But Atlanta??? What a messed up place that is.

  140. Will says:

    How about multiplication? If Damastry is 15 years old and impregnates three 16 year old girls each year until he drops out of school at age 17, how many new single mothers will Damastry refuse to support because he has not job?

  141. MDCCLXXVI says:

    It is subliminal training to prepare our children for the neo-feudalistic future that awaits them.

  142. TMay says:

    IMHO, my first reaction is “Just Leftists continuing their polarization of America.” Everything Leftists do is just the first step to another step and another step and another step. “To infinity and beyond!”( Buzz Lightyear,Toystory : ) .

  143. TMay says:

    2. My comment was directed to the subject of the article.
    The comments at this website are so horrible, I wish I had not clicked on the article title.

  144. KC says:

    Maybe I’m insensitive, but I don’t see a problem with it. It isn’t glorifying slavery. It doesn’t mention black slaves, and slaves have come in every color throughout history. And even if it said black slaves, it’s part of our history. Should it just be whitewashed like it never happened? If anything, kudos to whoever developed the curriculum. Teaching history and math at the same time isn’t a bad idea. However, I do think people with racist comments on here are much more damaging. You just make yourselves look like ignorant, flaccid male appendages. Either get a life or shoot yourself in the head. We have no use for you.

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      What do you mean, “we”?

      Who in the hell appointed a liberal imbecile like YOU as Blog Commissar?

      Keep your mouth SHUT, and get out of here, you worthless chunk of left wing waste.

      I have no use for you. I already have toilet paper…

  145. JungleCogs says:

    I guess when you are too stupid to do anything else, you become a teacher.

    What, you think that’s unfair??? Well then, give me a better reason why these union driven socialist types have taken over our school systems, breaking our budgets and poisening the minds of our children.

    Home-school if you don’t want your children to become part of the government dependence class.

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Can’t home school in the People’s Republic of California…

      Teacher Unions raised untold hell about that.

      After all, if you can’t your hands on the lil’ basterds, how can you indoctinate them?

  146. V K says:

    I honestly think that people overreact about this story. The math problem does not point to African Americans – not necessarily – absolutely agree here with Brian Alexandar’s take on this.
    Most of the oranges nowadays are being picked by literally enslaved workers however no one thinks about them as slaves anymore, rather as “illegal immigrants’ (@shirtsbyeric) … Why is word slave ‘reserved’ for African Americans though ?
    A little cross-teaching will not hurt at all I’d say. History is history you won’t make it more comfortable – just learn, know and accept it.
    You, who overreacts and who is calling that teacher a racist, asking to get him/her fired – who’s biiger hater in this case teacher or you ?

    1. Caligal says:

      Because their the only group that keeps using their past as an excuse. The jewish community is developing new drugs/cures, winning physics awards, acheiving great things and being productive members of society. Never really hear that they can’t acheive things because of Germans.

  147. Jimbo Limbo says:

    Don’t ask elementary students to come up with questions about an issue like slavery. They need to be focused on mastering math, basic reading comprehension, and writing skills at their level. Save the heavier stuff for late high school, or a college history course. Learning to quiz one another and write questions that are relevant to a book they’ve read is definitely out of their reach. And why pick a Getty stock photo of all black kids to go with the article? The implication is that the class was all black kids. The article doesn’t have the pills to say anything about the racial makeup of the class, after making such an obvious implication.

    1. SandMan says:

      I agree. The schools should stick to appropriate subjects for elementary schoolers – like sex education, gender identity, social justice, and the like.

  148. CleanFun says:

    Keeping racism alive and well in GA.

  149. jnsesq says:

    Hot-lanta! We gonna be Detroit with good weather. Ya feel me? Know whu’m sayin’, yo?

  150. Aldous Huxley says:

    Stories such as this, and the commentary that follow only bolster my 20/20 hindsight when I took my first grade child out of the public school system and did a ‘Montessori style’ of homeschool until the fifth grade …

    Not only did my child hit the top of the testing (Stanford Achievment Test) scale, she avoided the racism the parents were teaching their children at home … ALL COLORS !!

    It’s evident from my own (non-racist) upbringing and my childs, racism is taught in home … Not that I needed that personal of an example, I’ve had friends over my lifetime across all paths of life, and I’ve seen it plenty, but once you see the ‘questioning eye’ of the child who doesn’t understand, that’s all I needed …

    Blaming it on others, and especially Politicians is DENIAL in the First Degree …

    None of you believe in the Constitution or you wouldn’t be spouting this garbage either on the internet, or inside your homes …

    Huxley’s Brave New World is just around the corner … Many of you are giving good reason for that to become justifiable …

    1. SandMan says:

      Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back.

      1. Aldous Huxley says:

        Feel free to miss the point(s)

  151. ONTIME says:

    Now here’s a school that deserves to fly the Confederate Flag and eat grits a pork fat for lunch every day…why not add some realism for a bunch of phonies…

  152. JT Deth says:

    How could “the school district (have) no reason to believe that there was any intent to the racially-infused, cross-curricular questions.” Things like this don’t happen without intent. The questions did not write themselves. If the questions had been attacking blacks we would not question whether they had intent.

  153. laffin'atcha says:

    ““We’ve been working with human resources to determine what staff development is needed for the teachers and what actions may be warranted,” Roach said.”

    Maybe Roach should figure out what staff development is necessary for the administrators who reviewed, and APPROVED, the teaching materials.

  154. Matt says:

    The lesson could have also read :”If a welfare mother has 7 children by 7 different fathers is her welfare check different than if she has 7 children by 5 different fathers?” – and – “a parolee commits his third felony with a .45 caliber gun, is this crime bigger than if he uses a .22 caliber gun?” -or- ” if a cop killershoots three cops for three life sentences, would he be better off to just kill one cop for one life sentence?”

  155. Steve Xerakis says:

    lighten up people….just framing the math questions around a story, maybe it was black history month….

  156. Ron says:

    Is it possible that whoever made up these questions were trying to portray a certain belief that they felt and wanted to discretely pass that on to the children to influence them in there thinking. Thats what I thought when I first read the article, then after watching the video it had all these racial undertones. Thats what the libs want you to think but I bet it was a lib that generated the questions in the first place.
    OBJECTIVE ACHIEVED!!!!

  157. Francis Chalk says:

    Of course, the real issue is how in the world a teacher or school administrator would think this type of assignment furthers education. To the overwhelmingly Leftist/Socialist indoctrinators that dominate our public schools, a slave being beaten for not picking enough oranges in Frederick Douglas’ day is not much different than what blacks face today in evil, racist Amerika.

  158. Mike says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

    1. Mike says:

      It’s still funny! hahahahahahhahahahahahaaha!

  159. Ryan says:

    This is hilarious, none you have ever been slaves or ever will be slaves, so get over it

  160. Kent says:

    Someone has a bit of an agenda and a huge chip on their shoulder. Hello? You were never a slave. You never picked oranges. You were never whipped. Half a million young Americans died 150 years ago to end slavery. Get over it and quit putting hate in these young kids.

  161. udo says:

    so what, big deal. If it helps kids learn by getting their attention its a good thing!

  162. The First Wookie says:

    Have the kids act it out!

  163. Jullou says:

    A wonderful example of leftist indoctrination. This does no good for anything. America is supposed bo be a land where people unite. We can thank leftist tactics for the terrible state of affairs. Just leave the children alone.

    I have a great new slogan: “Obamas in Wonderland.” It speaks for itself!

  164. oj simpson says:

    If Leroy trades 10 dollars worth of food stamps for 2 rocks of crack, how much will the 3 ho’s on the corner pay him for one rock?

  165. JohnRalph says:

    Why can’t the two most inbred gutter trash races on the planet just learn to get along?

    The white American hillbilly and the black American hillbilly need to do more cross breeding.

    Liberal white women currently will pay top dollar to be butt slammed by 300 pound black buck studs, right now.

    It’s a starting point, from where this great nation can begin to heal itself from its racist past…right?

    I mean America is the only nation on earth that has ever experienced racism or slavery…right?

  166. Smack Dab says:

    I am sick and tired of people bringing up race all the time. What damn century are we living in, anyway? We don’t have slavery anymore and it’s in the distant past. Why do people keep bringing it up? I see people of all races getting along all the time (just go to the mall). There is no reason to frighten young children into thinking this may happen to them some time in the future. The people bringing it up are the racists, and the worst offenders are liberals with their white guilt complex. Stop treating black people as though they are stupid.

  167. dn says:

    oh i forgot spring is coming, i need to buy more slaves

  168. rex dart eskimo spy says:

    If Tyrone sells two $20 rocks and 10 dime bags, how many hair extensions can he buy for his baby momma?

  169. theo says:

    Eh, the way I see it, the parents will now spend more time checking their kids’ homework and maybe a few of them will graduate.

  170. MilwaukeeMark says:

    100 hundred years from now the question will be …
    “if 50 inner city black families, with 12 children each, were supported by 1 white person working, how many black people is that one white person supporting? …

  171. Chicago860 says:

    Let’s hear it for the NEA. What a bunch of clowns.

  172. Svigor says:

    Well, “Black” history is trending toward the only “history” they’ll teach in gov’t gul- er, schools any more, so it follows that eventually the only math they’ll be teaching will involve “Black” history.

  173. Hugh Beaumont says:

    Couldn’t they have used boys from the hood selling crack to children as the example? The math can get very complicated.

  174. Diogenes says:

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  175. SandMan says:

    A few more details might be helpful here. Like the race of the people involved in this incident. The school system is being tightlipped about it, but it is known that one of the teachers is Hispanic, as is the school principal, Jose DeJesus. You would think that with all these supposedly outraged parents talking to the media, someone would mention the race of the teachers involved. After all, this would not even be a story, but for the race angle. Makes you wonder why.

    For whatever it is worth, Norcross is approximately 40% Black and 27% White. The rest are mostly Hispanic, and Asian.

  176. beedogs says:

    As expected, the comments thread here is full of racist Drudge readers. You cretins have no shame whatsoever, do you?

    1. bidness says:

      You are a bigot and a hypocrit. Daddy didnt mean to stick it in when he fell on you, seek help.

  177. Dave says:

    “Kells” says: “Are you people serious? Its Georgia, I’m sure all of you know the history of our nation. And as for the comment about welfare, statically more white individuals are using the program more than any other demographic. Please Americans, let’s stop being ignorant.”

    Bl acks are only 20% of the population mr. phd, and how many whites have joined the program since Obummer took over???

    …….stick your stats in YOUR ignorant ear.

  178. ConstitutionalDon says:

    If six illegal immigrants cross into America every day, and half of them take jobs from Americans, and each American feeds a family consisting of Mom, Dad, and two children, how many American children are going hungry after 12 days?

    1. getsome says:

      All of em, by then the real citizens will have ‘spread’ enough wealth to secure the Dems permanent voting block forever. Nothin like buying the votes of the truly ignorant. I mean, the dems are literally leading them to their own slaughter! When it hits the fan, and it will, we all know who has actual skills in hunting, camping and weapons. Sorry libs, your losers in all directions. Dont worry, we will build a nice island where you can all live and see how that utopian ideology works out. Just ask all those third world commie countries lolo bwwaahahah roflmasa.. so funny.

  179. bewolff says:

    Thug mentality,instead of teaching they relive another’s past,bring in the whips and teach first hand the hate minorities live on,just look at the WH,and that’s first hand hate toward whites by leveling the playing field with welfare commandoes that don’t want to work.

  180. dennis in WV says:

    And when they get to higher math the teacher can quiz them on how many Blacks were killed by other blacks in Miami, Detroit, Baltimore, DC and Philadelphia last year over drug turfs.

  181. Your Name says:

    INDENTURED SURVITUDE… Geez folks – rewrite history.
    The only bad slave owners were the Black slave owners that copied the African tribal slavery. Remember when Gone With the Wind was restored and when shown, the schools had to publically applogize for incorrectly depicting slavery as evil, when the fact was that slaves were mostly treated as family and close friends… And remember that Abe kept his manservents and house slaves while freeing the slaves in the South as a political move to build the steps toward Woman’s Sufferage.

  182. JWilkes says:

    Big Education is just trying to bring us all together.

  183. Dennis in WV says:

    Planned parenthood is almost exclusively in inner cities, and they support Democrats with 99.9% of their political contributions. Since Roe VS Wade there have been over 13 million abortions of Black babies.

    Maybe that teacher can get ’em all calculators.

  184. Lou Gots says:

    This does not ring true. Apologists for Southern slavery–neo-Confederalts, Southern Ararians, whatever–would have us believe that slavery had been a benign institution. They would never emphasize beatings, etc.

    I suspect either a “false-flag” operation, which as unfortunately common. or an innocent, but stupid mistake.

  185. Historical Perspective says:

    Question 2. It takes ten Irish Immigrants eight hours to build one widget at Mr. Goldstein’s factory. If he worked them all triple shifts, how long would it take the Mics to build 880 widgets (assume he has a Goomba cooking for them)?

    Question 3. Mr. Rockefeller’s railroad needs 10,000 Chinese laborers to lay six miles of track every day. If 100 are worked to death every week, how many additional Coolies will he need to import to lay 2,500 miles of track?

    Question 4. The U.S. Government needs to round up Japanese-Americans and place them in internment camps. They have 40,000 Japs and can fit 500 per acre. How many linear feet of barbed wire will they need to imprison them?

  186. Barry says:

    Kids, want to be smarter than your teacher? Pursue a real course of study in college like physics, engineering or business. Liberal Arts and Education are no longer viable programs.

  187. H. Johnson says:

    Apparently the qualifications to become a school teacher have been “adjusted” to accommodate the nine morons that thought this was a good idea. You can thank the NEA for this. Drop them a line to show your appreciation:
    National Education Association
    1201 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036-3290

  188. NAAWP says:

    now i see whats wrong with the educational system here.

  189. TroyG says:

    So really, who cares? What nitwit doesn’t understand that this was history?
    Does our Government condone and recognize slavery here, or anywhere in the world? No it doesn’t!
    At least someone was trying to teach children math. We have graduated millions from our secondary schools who can’t perform the simplest algebra or trig problems.
    There is a disproportionate number of Blacks who can’t read, write, speak, and perform arithmetic. They are the ones who are hopelessly latched to the Government teat. They are the ones who spend a lifetime on welfare and food stamps. Those are the ones who vote for the politician who promises them that their gravy train will not cease, or give them more free stuff! And lastly, and most sad, is that they raise generations of children just like themselves.
    Are Whites on Welfare and Food Stamps, yep! Are there more of them than Blacks, yep! The key is in understanding the problem, which is that Blacks as a minority part of the population as a whole, are using way more than their fair share of the safety net programs in America.

    If the Math lesson managed to teach the children to divide and multiply, great. The rest of this story is nonsense.

  190. Dave says:

    Maybe the question would have been more acceptable if it would have read…if LeKeisha had seven different baby-daddies and LaShawn had fifty-eight bags of crack……

  191. Dunn says:

    I think one thing that would settle the situation down is if we knew the races of the teachers….

    1. Geocinat says:

      Black, White or Purple it was wrong and everyone knows that! It’s just the racial profile or the extreems on both sides who make the matter worse! Stupid is as stupid does! Its all around us and I am sure that everyone has a friend or relative who speaks just plain wrong every now and then!

  192. Al Barrs says:

    Talking about racism…black racism! This is the most despicable racial comment of the year!

    Georgia never even had citrus groves before 1868 when slavery was outlawed by the 14th Amendment.

    ALL INVOLVED SHOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY. THEY ARE NOT WORTHY OF “TEACHING” OUR YOUTH. THEY ONLY WANT TO BRAIN WASH THEM…

    One thing conservatives have to do is clean liberals, socialists, Marxists, progressives and communists out of our public school systems!!! We can start with this school district!

    Al

  193. Irish67 says:

    Whats the problem? Were the questions too hard?

  194. Anonymous says:

    ” . . . the school district has no reason to believe that there was any intent to the racially-infused, cross-curricular questions” Seriously? Clearly the intent was to indoctrinate a new generation of black racists by reinforcing the lesson that white people are inherently evil.

  195. Geocinat says:

    Bottom line! This was just a stupid attempt at being cute! or the dumbest teacher ever to have created an example problem. Anyone with a brain at all can see this is just stupid! we have enough problems dealing with each other here in America we don’t need stupidity to make it worse!

  196. Ninth Crusade says:

    If we keep our national debt at 100.3% of our GDP (how much we spend vs how much we make) we’ll all be slaves in 5 years no matter what color or race we are.

    Wake up and quit worrying about this petty nonsense and get involved with the important stuff. Elect some leadership in 2012 that can balance a checkbook and who knows how to make more than they spend!

  197. Dave says:

    think, people. These kids may go to business school or into academia. How dangerous is it to link beatings to productivity in their minds?

  198. Profit of Duum says:

    Maybe they would have preferred a question like: “If a slave cost 50 dollars and the plantation master needed to buy 5 new slaves, how much money will he need?”

    Apparently descendents of former slaves can’t decide whether they want this heritage forgotten or remembered. They only decide one or the other when it is convenient for their complaints. Slavery was an atrocious practice. But evil sometimes can have positive long-term consequences for the survivors and the ones who made that sacrifice should be remembered and honored. Without slavery in antebellum America, the fledgeling country would never have become a super-power able to spread its influence around the world. And there are probably very few descendents of American slaves who would have preferred to have been born in Africa. Be thankful that this horror story had a happy ending and work harder to correct the negative cultural shadow that slavery still casts over black America.

  199. David B says:

    This is liberal indoctrination 101…..teaching these little black kids to hate whites…hate the USA….hate themselves so they will vote dem. A better math problem would be… the apple ceo is getting $300 mil bonus. The average school board member receives $300,000 per year. The apple ceo makes 1 million shareholders 10 billion dollars. And he produces 100,000 jobs. He also oversees 100,000,000 I pads worldwide.The school board member educates zero children and receives 6 paid weeks vacation. Class the question is how much more valuable to society is the apple ceo compared to 1000 school board members?….Answer is infinity because zero times zero is zero.

  200. The Bobster says:

    I’m guessing the maff problems were written by a libt ard and it backfired.

  201. nunya says:

    Hmm, If I sent example questions like this out at work, I would be fired. You Ignorant libs need to stop trying to use the sciences to further your agenda. Math is math, period. Keep the beating countings and revisionist history to yourselves. Where is the question asking how many fellow willing africans did it take to load him into the amistad? Which tribe sold his tribe into slavery and at what rate did they capture the other tribe?

  202. Unoga says:

    Georgia, hmmmmmmmmmm. Isn’t that where the award winning superintendent of schools and many of of the teachers were caught correcting achievment test answers so their students could pass? Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  203. JohnM says:

    The teachers turned simple math class into a lesson in hatred. Who do you suppose the kids believed to be dealing out these beatings? White people, of course. These kids will learn to hate the whites for the way the supposed whites treated FD and all other slaves. Nice going teachers, another generation to carry on the reverse racism that prevails in the black community. Also, to the teacher who wrote the question about the pickers, its not “how much did each one pick”, it is “how many did each one pick”. Go back to grammar school, please!

    1. davec says:

      No, YOU turned it into hatred, because you have an AGENDA.

      NOTHING in the question indicates race or hatred.

      Except YOUR MIND.

      So, why are you spreading hate?

  204. SK says:

    Don’t really see anything wrong with the questions. It’s math and it is history. We could pretend that the events didn’t happen. We could rewrite history books to delete references to slavery. We could teach kids that it doesn’t matter that two beatings a day is the same as seven per week. In the context that the questions were used in, what’s the anger about.
    If each taxpayer has a percentage of their income taken away to pay welfare benefits for people who do not choose to work, then what percentage will they pay when the number of welfare claims double in the future? Oh, that’s not an appropriate question either. The question doesn’t mention race but some people will find a way to associate a particular skin color or ethnic background to the problem; and we know how politically incorrect that can be. Slavery, welfare, bigotry, all have been, and still are, global problems today. And we keep fanning the flames to keep the fire hot. Got to stay offended by words taken out of context. Don’t look at the intent of an assignment, just pick it apart until you can find anything remotely racial about it and light the fuse. There are a lot of people out there who’s entire existence is predicated on racial turmoil.

  205. noblama says:

    You can all complain but nothing will change unless YOU do something, personally and physically. Get out, get on em, and dont let up.

  206. B DA Truth says:

    If one thousand negros were lynched in the Old South,
    How many deserved it for crimes they commited?

  207. B DA Truth says:

    Ask any White Liberal elitist and they will tell you the Black race are the greatest hardest working people in the country.
    Ask any manager of people or employee supervisor and they will tell you ithe Black race are the laziest people in the country.
    If the Black race were honest and hard working, Why would there be any discrimination against them?

    1. davec says:

      Because the likes of RICH people like JEssee Jackson have nothing to do unless they are race baiting and fabricating a crisis.

  208. Wawn Hoolio says:

    Q: If six baggy pants, backward hat-wearing gang bangas catch two white twelve year old Girl Scouts walking home after a sucessful day of selling cookies, and each banga gets to “knock hisself offa piece a dat” with each girl, how many rapes will have been committed in total? Bonus question: How much money will the two Girl Scouts have left after they have been left beaten to bloody pulps and robbed?

  209. jb2817 says:

    Here is a good question to learn fractions.
    ” If Sir Lawrence owns 3000 slaves, using the 3/5ths of a person rule law, how many whole people does Sir Lawrence actually own?”

  210. Michelle says:

    The “LIBERAL” school system. SMDH

  211. JimmyV says:

    Why is there so much controversy over these questions? The answers are clearly 7 for question #1 and 14 for the question #2.

  212. calabash says:

    I guess what we should be talking about is that the school is actually teaching black and white students about real history. Yes there were slaves in atlanta, yes we do have peach trees, yes you did get beat if you did not do your job. I guess we should be like Hugo chavez and deny that any of this actually happened. History is being left behind and this is a major problem with the education system. The entire system needs to be overhauled. Go pick your fruit before you make the master angry. True statement back in the day.

  213. Just teach already says:

    Can’t we just teach elementary school mathematics (and the rest of the school curriculum) without having to include political indoctrination? This is the 2012 version of “Rain Forest Math”.

  214. Chris Vizzini says:

    What’s the big deal? The Answer is 7. 7 Oranges each. It wasn’t that hard of a question…Save the race card for calculus!

  215. Cojonius Maximus says:

    If three Crips are chasing one Blood down the alley at 3 MPH, how many 40s of Colt 45 malt liquor will it take to replace the energy it takes to ctach him.

    Extra Credit: How many Grand Kleagles = One exalted Cyklops?

    Georgia is one whacky school system…no detention, just hobblings

  216. Michele says:

    Roach says these are just “bad questions”? This article is a great argument for Home Schooling your kids! At least you know they aren’t being fed liberal propaganda! And the teachers and Roach should be fired! Anyone who has such a warped sense of judgement – isn’t qualified to teach children!

  217. Bob In Texas says:

    So, tell me. Is my friend who’s skin white, who imigrated here from Rhodesia and became an American Citizen, African American?

    1. davec says:

      You know the answer to that:

      NO.

      Its a race baiting , hate driven agenda. Whitey cant participate.

      Its about attackign whitey

  218. Joe Hultquist says:

    Black, inner city, so-called public schools, have become madrassas in which the tactics and mechanics of democrat terrorism are taught to children who will obe day have no more hope than their Muslim counterparts who only had to pass “bomb vest technology” to get their gredential.

  219. Brandon says:

    The lack of judgment by this “educator” is scary.

  220. bigmodem says:

    the Taiwan curriculum of teaching 3rd graders the difference between circuits and transistors may be worth exploring. Just a thought?

    1. davec says:

      Exactly, and thats why they EXCEL in tech.

      the agenda here is to fill people with hate and division over a non-issue

  221. Steve3 says:

    How many Fred’s can be supported by 10 white people working?

  222. Steve3 says:

    If Fred wears his pants down around his ankles for five days, how many days will it be before he wipes his ass?

  223. Steve3 says:

    If Fred sold 20 vials of crack, to 15 blacks a day, how many days will it take for Fred to buy 4 Ho’s?

  224. Steve3 says:

    If 10 crack momma’s aborted 5 crack babies from father 2, 6, and 9 … how many babies were aborted from father # 32?

  225. sean patriot says:

    Divide the number of Antique Farm Equipment (aka Slaves) that didn’t mind being called “Toby” by the number that did mind, even though they were wipped by they massa; and wanted their roots name of Shakazulu to be known.

  226. Steve3 says:

    If 2 Africans sell their brothers to Dutch slave merchants, how much do the 2 Africans get besides their wives and land?

  227. Steve3 says:

    If 1,000,000 blacks commit drive-bys and robberies in one day, how many whites did they rob?

  228. run4est says:

    Lets see the WHite teachers get fired the Black teachers get a slap on the wrists.

  229. rob says:

    These are the educators that are teaching our youth?

  230. tnmccoy says:

    There’s absolutely no good reason for this nonsense. What happens to intelligent people when they become ‘educators?’ They seem to become morbidly stupid. PCism isn’t bad enough for them. They have to devolve into lunatics with no knowledge of the real World. Fire whoever was involved in this. And tell the teachers’ union to stuff it.

  231. Cathy Frenette says:

    The more important question is, why is this school still using math homework that was designed from before the abolition of slavery! Surely they should have updated their curriculum at least a little bit.

    Let’s face it, I wouldn’t even use 8 slaves if there was only 56 oranges on each tree, I would use one slave and have the others picking cotton!

    1. davec says:

      HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA

      BEST POST HERE.

      You DO have slaves picking oranges

      THEY ARE MEXICANS

  232. Ron Burgandy says:

    “Roach added that the school district has no reason to believe that there was any intent to the racially-infused, cross-curricular questions.”…

    …Because the teachers are all Democat-voting, union members who couldn’t possibly be racist. Imagaine what would happen if the same thing happened at a charter or private school- it would be shut down the next day, with all teachers forced into some sort of racial sensitivity training.

  233. me says:

    Nothing like a reference to an article on race by Drudge to bring all the vermin scurrying out of the woodwork.

  234. Cathy Frenette says:

    Don’t you all realize what is happening, the Georgia schools are getting ready for the reintroduction of slavery by the Republican Party if they get back into power. It’s in Mitt Romney’s Manifesto, it is also present in Gingrich’s manifesto as well.

    They’ve been working on it since they lost the last presidential election and decided that they would show blacks to never get above their station. Why do you think all the dirt was dug up so fast on Herman Cain!!!! He was above his station!

    I believe in this master plan wholeheartedly!

  235. Chippy55 says:

    They shoulda axed how many times can an AK-47 fire w/out loading, and if there are 2 drive-by each day for 9 days, how many gangstas will be Jimmi Jammed. You know, use some real world stuff.

  236. oreo says:

    if you lived in atlanta you would understand this is par for the course, black public school teachers leading the way with hate whitey rhetoric. that of course is after they are done changing the answers to standardized testing of minority students so that they will appear to be at a national norm. this was a widespread scandal in the atlanta school systems a year ago, not an isolated incident. it was standard operating proceedure for black teachers and administrators. everything is based on the color of your skin, and what we need to do to get even.

  237. caligirl says:

    This may come as a shock to most of you…But there is a study done annually to determine the percentage of each race on Welfare…Oddly enough white Americans usually land at the top of the list. Most of you will say this is a lie…..Look it up as I did. The media will have you BELIEVE African American’s are the largest group percentage wise on welfare, but this is simply incorrect. White American’s usually land on top in Federal Welfare statistics. PLEASE DON’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SAYING…..LOOK IT UP!

    1. davec says:

      Your statement is not acceptable, if you looked it up, POST WHERE IT IS.

      Its certainly on -line.

      Too many like you show up on comments like this inventing “statistics”

  238. sensible_USA says:

    Throughout history every group has been the salve of another. All have gotten over it except the American blacks! What will it take for them to get on with life? More money has been given to blacks in the form of welfare, grants, etc. than if all salves were paid fair wages. When will enough be enough?

    1. davec says:

      Its not about Civil rights, its about MONEY and MANIPULATION of the legal system.

      NO ONE ALIVE TODAY was a black slave. Professional political s*it stirrers and radical is all they are.

      I got no problem making fun of my fellow Hillbillies with buck teeth and moonshine bottles slung over their shoulders.

      I am sufficiently secure in myself, and not out to control and manipulate OTHERS that I dont need to waste my time with childish tirades like this

      I got better things to do

  239. Robert Marvin Smith says:

    These teachers need a history lesson. Salves didn’t pick oranges. It was cotton.

    And discussion of beatings with 3rd graders is beyond the pale.

    Did bill Ayers create this lesson plan?

    Who is running that system?

    Something is seriously wrong.

  240. Irish67 says:

    This is absolutely outrageous! Everyone knows black kids cant do math unless it’s related to a welfare check or food stamps.

  241. Strawman says:

    The one math lesson they never teach is: What percent of slave owners were Black. Google “Black Slaveowners” by Robert M. Grooms

  242. Neo says:

    Maybe this would have been the better question for the homework assignment: “This school district has 56 totally incompetent teachers. If they were assigned equally to eight schools, then how many would each school have?” [Note to students; do not include incompetent principals and other administrators in your calculation.]

  243. Msgt Edward Boothe says:

    The Communists are now brainwashing children in elementary school. By the time they are voting age they will be somewhere left of Carl Marx, but I doubt if there will be any voting by that time as we will have a Communist Dictator..

  244. RBMjr says:

    It’s a sad commentary on our country when additional “staff development” is needed to teach common sense.

  245. radicaltruth says:

    Public school and the endless trough of entitlements? Hell… slavery is still going on in the plantation of the Democratic party.

  246. davec says:

    “Jethro Bodine makes one quart of moonshine using 14 bushels of corn, how many quarts of drinking corn can he make with 1,256 bushels of corn”

    see, Im a hick and I think thats hilariously FUNNY.

    WHITES WERE SLAVES TOO, or did your sanitized version of Southern History neglect that FACT?

    go to Pandora and look up the song “get over it”

  247. Logo4245 says:

    Question 1
    How many union lawyers does it take to retain incompetent teachers and oppress thousands of children?

    Question 2
    How many politicians are bought off by union dues to suppress quality education in the form of school vouchers?

    Question 3
    How much does the public school system spend per child to create in illiterate population – who then register Democrat?

  248. Kari says:

    This is surprising? How about reporting on Az schools teaching pro-Mexican in Geography and history versues pro-American.

    We are almost past the tipping point of who is the minority. The people of this country are so confused as to what is TRULY racial.

  249. BSERIUS says:

    LIBERAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONISTA TEACHERS

  250. Lol says:

    trick question, answer is 0, everybody knows its the mexicans that pick fruit

  251. Jim M says:

    The kids must be wondering why the slaves didn’t hire Mexicans to pick the oranges for them.

  252. OY says:

    CBS – replies should be posted as replies. Why even offer it if you just post everything at the bottom (or sometimes in the middle even!) Makes for some senseless reading.

  253. R Smith says:

    People should stop thinking of themselves as victims. Slavery today is a big business in Africa, and always has been. Blacks have been treated worse in other parts of the world. If you like that culture, go live there. The Federal Government should base its culture on toleration of others, instead of having victim months for Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Women, the Disabled, Transgenders, etc. The Federal Government is on its way to making everyone a victim, dependent on government handouts.

  254. davethecaveman says:

    the bulk of you are spiritualy inept, you don’t even have the fundamentals down,with your biggotted nonsense!!! every one of you should go to school. You like to listen to African American’s Music and you love it when they score for your team,but you won’t let them participate in Government? God help us,Georgia is “f”-ed up.You will ALL reap what you SEW!

  255. Jimbo says:

    Looking at life through a racist filter is the problem.. people are people, it doesn’t matter what color their skin is, but what their character is .. so all of this racist BS is just BS … coming from people who are short sighted at best.

  256. Jan says:

    So what if the person or people who wrote the math questions were black? Seems like that might be the important information to know. If they were white, by definition they are racists-right? If they were black, then the questions weren’t racist at all and this is a non-issue.

  257. Willey says:

    These students might as well learn their place in America’s new “progressive” society early on in life. There is no reason to let them build dreams and expectations that they will never be able to fulfill.

  258. kirok says:

    It is the way they become indoctrinated to push the whole reparation deal.

  259. Blacks says:

    The myriad of derogatory comments regarding race and political affiliation on this post proves the parent suspicions. You all should be ashamed, a contradiction of what they claim this country was founded on.

  260. Heathcliff Zedd says:

    How many slaves were picking oranges?

  261. ArcaniteCartel says:

    …Once again proving my contention that the quickest way to find a bunch of idiots is to click on a topic off of drudge report and look at the comments section. Intellectual discourse at its finest.

  262. Kevin says:

    I understand the concept of the assignment. I’m white & I would be outraged if my child brought home this assignment. This is just asking for trouble. Kids will make inappropriate jokes to other students and it will snow ball from there. I think it shows the ignorance and insensitivity of the School system in that community.

  263. Joe ThePimpernel says:

    And we wonder why inner-city schools churn out functional illiterates?

    The teachers unions think Job One is indoctrination.

    Reading and proper grammar and spelling and simple arithmetic? Are you serious?

  264. Ranger01 says:

    Teaching math is good. But I think teaching it in this manner is not. We need to have respect for what our Black brothers did to help shape our country to freedom for everyone. The White Ancestors fought to free the slaves, and it could not have been done without them. Affirmative action is a reverse discrimination against Whites, especially Whites over 40yrs of age. Worse yet, try being over 50 and compete against younger whites, blacks hispanics green cards. It is really sick.

  265. JohnRalph says:

    Mark5: “97% of serial killers have been white. Are all whites serial killers”
    In a study by statistician La Griffe du Lion, roughly 0.018 percent of adult white males, 0.033 percent of adult black males and 0.0025 percent of adult Hispanic males have values of criminality in the range of serial murderers. Using Census Bureau population estimates, the percentages translate to 13,000 white, 4,000 black, and 350 Hispanic adult males with criminality in serial-murderer territory.
    I have no explanation why black males would be twice as likely as white males to be serial killers. In general, they have criminality rates seven times that of whites. This might in some way explain it.

  266. JohnRalph says:

    Why can’t the two of the most inbred gutter trash races on the planet just learn to get along?

    The white liberal American hillbilly and the black liberal American hillbilly need to do more cross breeding.

    Liberal white women currently will pay top dollar to be butt slammed by 300 pound black buck studs, right now.

    Well, it’s a starting point, from where this great nation can begin to heal itself from its racist past…right?

    I mean America is the only nation on earth that has ever experienced racism or slavery…right?

    We need to be more like the countries of color, where only goodness and tolerance exist, and a shining example are Barack’s Muslim countries…right?

  267. JohnRalph says:

    Why if pro-football is 80% black is it worshipped so by whites? It’s because the white fans, both male and female secretly desire to have sex with the biggest fattest black lineman…right.

  268. JohnRalph says:

    People we must take these comments seriously!

    Jesus himself was about six feet tall, half black American and half white American with straggly, dirty blonde hair and weighed over 400 pounds, just like most of them their black and white liberal Christian hillbillies

  269. Sylvia Mayfield-Jackson says:

    you took the words outta my mouth “Ikea Tann” Fedup is just another IGNORANT ASS PERSON that does not not know what he’s talking about!

  270. Slim says:

    Yeah, this board shows that in America the Great we are as racist as ever. Problem is that most of the racist can’t form complete sentences.

  271. John Prete says:

    Quick question…..was the teacher that wrote those questions black or white? Didn’t see that in the artical

    1. Blacks says:

      Does it matter?

  272. Onatah Lumbee says:

    First, let’s be relieved that the parents are going over homework with their children, first step in the right direction. Second, it is kind of a shocker to see verbiage/writing about slavery as mathematical equations; not your typical Joe and Bob type of scenario that most of us are used to… a topic off concern next PTA. I suggest the issue of slavery become and open and honest family topic as to obtain knowledge, wisdom and understanding of slavery and the effect slavery has on those that are subject to that type of conditioning. It’s ok to teach them our story; history can be so jumbled…it maybe in the best interest of the children to learn from their parents, and by doing research and tons of reading as additional resources but in the end this should be a learning experience. Heal the world…

  273. Rush Patterson says:

    Funny its actually Latinos are now the majoirty and White people still top the % in getting government benifits from social programs. I would’nt say I think the teacher is racist or was trying to do anything wrong just a poor choice of words I can see what she was trying to do

  274. REALITY says:

    Ok the teacher shouldn’t have said that bottom line. Think if you weren’t taught about racism in school and no one ever mentioned anything about racism would you be racist? I understand we have to be taught about history. Racism is not born, it is taught. People going tit for tat about how black people are on welfare, or how white people murdered thousands of people for hundreds of years isn’t going to solve anything. This is all in the past I have nothing to do with what happened in the past all I can do is just learn from it. So if you learn from the past, you should know, better. Yes black people and white people are different, but that doesn’t mean we should judge each other. Until you’ve walked in someone’s shoes you cant judge. It’s just so stupid to me how people are on here talking about race are you so sucked up in the superficial things that you don’t see the reality. The reality is this eventually every one will be one race. We all came from one race and eventually we will end as one race. Why have hatred for someone just because you don’t understand them. It’s just weird to me how much energy is going into stating who’s serial killers, and who’s on welfare. It’s dumb instead of judging why don’t you do something to help the issue or try to figure out where its coming from. All black people don’t do bad things. Black people’s culture has been taking away, there is no culture other than hip hop. The history is gone, that’s why hip hop is a only outlet for some people. There isn’t a deep connection between black people and Africa because they were taken away, and stripped of knowledge. And It is hard to stop the cycle of poverty. It’s easier to be taught how to make money if your parents had money. The media is showing you bias opinions. I used to be racist but then I just started to get to know other races and then I seen the truth. The truth is the media is bias stop playing into stereotypes and feeding your children hate go out and get to know each other and you will see the real REALITY.

  275. Nath Taylor says:

    What kind of Educator Monkey would approve books such as this for Black children. Someone is being paid to de-value Blacks and don’t be surprise if they are Back and Stupid. These books are a waste of Taxpayer’s money. This is a prime example of the Sell-Out Slave mentality ingorant Black Educators produce. Whoever approved this material should be FIRED! This is an OUTRAGE!

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