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‘If Frederick Got Two Beatings Per Day…’: Parents Outraged Over Slavery Questions in 3rd Grade Math Homework – TheBlaze


Parents in Georgia are outraged after their third grade children were assigned math homework containing references to slaves picking cotton and getting beaten, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported.

Christopher Braxton told the station he couldn’t believe the word problems in his 8-year-old son’s math homework Wednesday from Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Norcross.

One question asked, “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” Another said, “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” A third question dealt with how many pounds of cotton Frederick had picked.

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  1. 01/08/2012 9:38 pm

    When you talk about something you are keeping it alive and well!!

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