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South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game" - Story

South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game" - Story
  • A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when you don't talk back, make money for me," as part of a class field trip during Black History Month.

Cell phone video taken by a teacher and sent to parents show fifth graders from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill, picking cotton.

The district calls the field trip a "unique learning opportunity" that promotes "understanding about our past" and "helps students make real-life connections."

"The Carroll School field experience is a unique learning opportunity for all 5th grade students in Rock Hill Schools' elementary schools.

As part of the fifth-grade curriculum, students study the Great Depression time period, and this field trip helps students make real-life connections to ths era in American history."

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