The parent of the 10 year old Cheatham Hill Elementary School student was met with shock and disappointment when her daughter came home from bothered by a game on slavery that she was forced to play with her classmates. The game – Underground Railroad Dice Simulation – is intended to educate students on slavery and the obstacles slaves met while trying to escape to freedom. While the intention seems educational and harmless, the 10 year old girl felt insulted and traumatized. Her mother and grandmother met with a school official in regards to the situation and are still awaiting disciplinary action to be handed down. The student has since been moved to another class per her request.
Rashad Richey spoke to the student’s mother and grandmother about the game and their meeting with the school administrator. Listen below.