Bridgeport students at UN for slave p...

Bridgeport students at UN for slave project

There are 9 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 25, 2009, titled Bridgeport students at UN for slave project. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

More than 40 students from the city's public schools journeyed by chartered bus to the United Nations in New York City to participate Wednesday in UNESCO's Transatlantic Slave Trade Education Project.

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Trumbull, CT

#1 Mar 25, 2009
"The Transatlantic Slave Trade Education Project"

"so that young people would better know about the transatlantic slave trade and the suffering that it caused"

Why? Why still teach young children something that happened many many years ago? I see no good to come from this. I only see them passing on bad feelings toward white people. Do they teach the fact that it was black masters in Africa that chased down, caught,and sold weaker blacks to foreign buyers??

Why rehash the past? Can't we talk about the future?

It seems to me we would have a brighter future without us keep teaching about bad things that are done and over with.

Let it go.
Get over it already

Southbury, CT

#2 Mar 25, 2009
You're joking, right?
What's that saying about those who forget the past are bound to repeat it.
I guess you also think it is a waste to teach about the Holocaust. Why teach history at all, right. Or is it just some history you want children not to know. History you're ashamed of, perhaps?

Newington, CT

#3 Mar 26, 2009
Ashamed yes but the burden should be shared the white provided the market but the Africans supplied the merchandise. I have paid my penance been to Ghana and Charleston have seen the enclosures that held the people BUT experienced less animosity there than here. Time to forgive and the peoples that are here living a better life than they would there. Granted it was a terrible way to gain this but it happened. My family came from England and Ireland in the 1640s as indentured servants not as bad but not a vacation.

Bronx, NY

#4 Mar 26, 2009
The Transatlantic Slave Trade Education Project"

Was a good teaching about how our ancestors had died for us to be here. Children want and need to learn about their history and if they don't then where are they going to find their selfs in life. We all need to know our history so we can move foward!!

East Hampton, NY

#5 Mar 26, 2009
I hope as much attention is paid to what Africans are doing to Africans in ARFICA. Maybe some African-Americans can go there and help their "peoples" and see how nice life is in Africa.
Truth Hurts

Ronkonkoma, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2009
What a waste of time , it's 200 years ago get over it , it's meaningless now , it does not matter , if it does matter to you than your living in the past..
Fight Ignorance

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2009
Truth Hurts wrote:
What a waste of time , it's 200 years ago get over it , it's meaningless now , it does not matter , if it does matter to you than your living in the past..
It is important to know the bad things about our history as well as the good. Furthermore it is important because there are places in the world where slavey continues to exist even in places where it is illegal

Farmington, CT

#11 Mar 17, 2010
Hey LynneB wrote:
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More trash from this racist pig.
A cheap shot.

Farmington, CT

#14 Mar 17, 2010
Hick stomper You're the bees knees (hint no one does.)

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