New York Teacher Binds Hands and Feet of Black Girls for Slavery Lesson
A white social studies teacher attempted to enliven a seventh-grade discussion of slavery by binding the hands and feet of two black girls, prompting outrage from one girl's mother and the local chapter of the NAACP.
After the mother complained to Haverstraw Middle School, the superintendent said he was having" conversations with our staff on how to deliver effective lessons."
"If a student was upset, then it was a bad idea," said Superintendent Brian Monahan of the North Rockland School District in New York City's northern suburbs.
The teacher apologized to the mother who complained and her 13-year-old
daughter during a meeting Thursday that also included a representative of
the local NAACP. But the mother, Christine Shand of Haverstraw, said
Friday she thinks the teacher should be removed from the class.
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