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A recent incident at the elementary school on the Grambling State University campus that resulted in a noose hanging around a small child's neck has left university officials scrambling for answers. Full Story
Outraged

Rowlett, TX

#1 Sep 29, 2007
Where is the outrage?

Kindergarten and first grade students were led in a march carrying shackles and chains to learn about racism and the Jena 6. But that wasn't enough.

One child was hoisted by her grandmother into a noose hanging from a tree so that the children could "experience" racism. Said the grandmother, "In order to understand racism one must experience it to make the connection."

Why aren't these women being sanctioned? Where are the child protection authorities? Where is the Louisiana Board of Secondary Education? Where are Jesse and Al? Where are the marchers?

The only outrage seems to be from the head of the university whose website posted a photo of the event: not about the event itself.

This is absolutely despicable.

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#3 Sep 30, 2007
Cubby wrote:
Think of all the parents who don't give a damn about their kids at all.
So, in your estimation, it is better to teach a child hatred than nothing at all. Lovely. We are doomed.

According to the article, teachers “had a replica noose and explained why it is such a symbol of racism. They also allowed the children to carry chains and shackles.”

Allowed? Are we expected to believe that these kindergartners brought chains and shackles with them to school? No, they were handed these props and told to march with them.

Absolutely shameful. The teachers involved in this teaching of hatred to innocent children should be fired immediately. The principal should also be fired.

And, the grandmother with the sheer stupidity to slip a noose around the neck of her 6-year-old granddaughter should lose her right to be around ANY child with supervision.

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#4 Sep 30, 2007
SHOULD HAVE READ:

"And, the grandmother with the sheer stupidity to slip a noose around the neck of her 6-year-old granddaughter should lose her right to be around ANY child withOUT supervision."
Bill R

Chehalis, WA

#5 Oct 1, 2007
pragmatist wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in your estimation, it is better to teach a child hatred than nothing at all. Lovely. We are doomed.
According to the article, teachers “had a replica noose and explained why it is such a symbol of racism. They also allowed the children to carry chains and shackles.”
Allowed? Are we expected to believe that these kindergartners brought chains and shackles with them to school? No, they were handed these props and told to march with them.
Absolutely shameful. The teachers involved in this teaching of hatred to innocent children should be fired immediately. The principal should also be fired.
And, the grandmother with the sheer stupidity to slip a noose around the neck of her 6-year-old granddaughter should lose her right to be around ANY child with supervision.
My granddaughter is in kindergarten and visited
today. We picked apples from the tree, put them
in a basket, and brought them into the kitchen
where her grandmother made an apple pie while
the little girl helped. That is the kind of
thing grandmothers do.

When a grandmother subjects a grandchild to the
antics described it is nothing less than child
abuse. It is no less a manipulation of the
child's psyche than the more commonly villified
forms we read aobut in the newspapers.

We are children but for a short time in life and
it is tragic when people, presumably adults,
literally steal their innocence in order to
fulfill their own misshapen needs.

What occurred was a shameful tragedy.
lol

United States

#6 Oct 1, 2007
some people are just stuck on stupid.
jdx

Midlothian, VA

#7 Oct 1, 2007
History lesson??? I hardly think so...
CottonCandy

AOL

#8 Oct 2, 2007
If the teachers were white and teaching the history on racism this forum would be full and al and jesse would already be there.
Flo Y All

Union, KY

#9 Oct 2, 2007
Reminds me of islamofascists training their children to be terrorists and hate America.
I thought we were trying to move forward instead of backward. This act would only instill more hatred in the black community for whites.
"Let me show you what whites use to do" Shame on the grandmother and all involved.
Craig

Alfred, NY

#10 Oct 7, 2007
This is real place of "higher education" Pun intended.
Bethany

United States

#11 Oct 8, 2007
According to an article in Grambling's student newspaper, students in kindergarten and first grade circled their playground in a protest. Teachers ''had a replica noose and explained why it is such a symbol of racism,'' the paper said.''They also allowed the children to carry chains and shackles.''

A woman who identified herself as a student's grandmother said:''Yes, it was a rope around the little girl's neck.... I held her in my arms and she knows that I would not harm her or put her life in danger. In order to understand racism one must experience it to make the connection.''

I am sickened by this article (and associated photo of the little girl in a noose). I do not understand what people are thinking?

Why is it okay to put a noose around a child's neck? Why is it okay for a black person to put a noose around a black child's neck? If a white person had put a noose around a black child’s neck – you can imagine the hostilities that would result. This little girl has now been taught a lesson in racism that she will probably never forget – at the hands of people of her own race.

Your skin color does not make you a racist. Perpetuating hate and constantly drawing color lines does.

The statement "In order to understand racism one must experience it to make the connection..." turns my stomach. I UNDERSTAND THE INTOLERALBLE CRUELTY AND INJUSTICE OF RACISM – and I have never had a noose around my neck.

We should be trying to END racism, not just UNDERSTAND it... and putting a 5 or 6 year old child in a noose does NEITHER.
LTU

Orlando, FL

#12 Dec 26, 2007
This event @ Grambling's Grade School is precisely why those kids will grow up with the racism seed already planted. Blacks are to blame for not letting go of something that's been dealt with, over and out, gone, slavery ended 200 years ago, nobody alive is guilty of slavery, and damnit go through life under your own steam and stop riding excuses and the coattails of others. JESUS CHRIST----------if you keep picking @ a wound it's never going to heal. Whites are NOT PICKING ON THOSE WOUNDS. Grow up.

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