It was revealed this week that a school from Connecticut took their students on a field trip last November where the students reenacted slavery and had their teachers call them the N-word. The Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy took a four-day filed trip to the Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, Massachusetts.
According to the parents, they were never told about the third day of the trip (when the reenactment took place).
The re-enactment included having the students pretend to be on a slave ship, pretend to pick cotton, pretend the teachers were their slave masters, yelling the n-word at them and chasing them through the woods.
This is a field trip taken by a group of 12 year olds! One of the parents spoke with a local news affiliate about the trip. She said, “The fact that they used the N-Word. How dare you say that to my child and call it an educational experience? How dare you say that to my child?” This same parent was shocked when the she found out this trip had been going on for years, but no one ever saw a problem with it.
Although the field trip took place back in November of last year, it is just now coming to light as parents are now starting a battle with the Hartford School Board about the trip.
Obviously this school district has taken education to a level it never needed to go to. Teaching children how to discriminate and act inappropriately is never the job of a teacher. Please watch the news report on this story!