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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:54 PM

Outrage as kids pick cotton, sing slave songs during school field trip (VIDEO)


Published time: 22 Feb, 2019 13:55
Edited time: 22 Feb, 2019 16:40

Disturbing cell phone video has appeared online apparently showing a class of 10-year-old South Carolina elementary school kids picking cotton and singing slave songs as their teachers supervise.

The cell phone video was reportedly taken by one of the teachers and sent to parents of fifth graders from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill, South Carolina this week. “I like it when you don’t talk back, make money for me,” the children can be heard singing in the videos.

“I’m livid right now,” parent Jessica Blanchard told Fox 46 after the video emerged. “I’m African-American and my ancestors picked cotton. Why would I want my son to pick cotton and think it’s fun?”

According to Blanchard and other parents, there was apparently no mention of picking cotton on the permission slip for the field trip.


The children were visiting the Carroll School, built in 1929 by African-Americans, as part of a class during Black History Month. The Carroll School was initially closed in 1954, and later restored by Rock Hill Schools in 2004. It now serves as a teaching center for African-American history, centering on the Great Depression, not slavery.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:06 PM

1. Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing slave song on field trip, report says

https://www.foxnews.com/us/students-at-south-carolina-school-told-to-pick-cotton-sing-slave-song-on-field-trip-report-says

"I support the Carroll School. I support everything else about it," Blanchard told FOX46. "But I don't understand, at the end, why do you make it a point to pick cotton and sing those songs? I think it's misguided, and maybe ignorance on their part."


"The song that is sung by the students as they participate in picking cotton, as it was done in the Great Depression time period, was originally written by an African-American instructor who currently works with students at the Carroll School. He did not intend it to sound like, or in any way be a 'slave song' as it has been characterized. The lyrics came from his experience as an African-American farmer picking cotton and making money for his family in the Great Depression time period."

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:17 PM

2. Russia Today report was "spot-on", eh? Thanks for confirming for your "tier-one" buddies.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:19 PM

3. Read it again comrade...

You can read correct?

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:25 PM

4. Just for the record, you are or will never be a "comrade" to me.

Now, what differs from the "Faux Knews" version versus the RT version?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:33 PM

8. Ok comrade...

I made the assumption that you could read.

And that you could also comprehend what you were reading.

My bad...maybe this will help.


Песня, которую поют студенты, когда они участвуют в сборе хлопка, как это было сделано в период Великой депрессии, была первоначально написана афро-американским инструктором, который в настоящее время работает со студентами в школе Кэрролла. Он не хотел, чтобы это звучало или каким-либо образом было «рабской песней», как это было охарактеризовано. Лирика пришла из его опыта афро-американского фермера, который собирал хлопок и зарабатывал деньги для своей семьи в период Великой депрессии.

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:46 PM

12. Ohhh, sparky knows how to use google translation. Lame.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:48 PM

13. Just tryin to help you out comrade.*

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:52 PM

14. Your little * gave you away. Off the camp freddie for you, tear-one.



See you post Easter...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:55 PM

15. LOL...

Can't put nothin past you huh?

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:27 PM

5. My Grandson was exposed to something like this when young students were required to

feel like slaves. It was super traumatic for him; took him days to get over it. . Where did it happen? On an overnight out-of-State field trip from one of Ct's. wealthiest, lefty school districts. Brainwashing 101.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:28 PM

6. My ancestors picked cotton

I’m not offended. My nanny and pop both picked cotton from the time they were 4 until they moved to Chicago in 1951. And they still had to help if they were down here when it was time to harvest.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:31 PM

7. Were they black slaves?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:35 PM

9. See, this is why I doubt your ability to comprehend...

It didn't have anything to do with slavery.

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Response to EagleKeeper (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:42 PM

10. Yeah, picking cotton had nothing to do with slavery at all.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:45 PM

11. So, I'll just take a wild swing at this...

You think that it was only slaves, and slaves only, that ever picked cotton up to such time that the entire industry was automated.

Do I have that about right?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 06:19 AM

16. So, even though the song and practice used in the field trip was from Depression Era, you think

cotton has been forever tainted.

Interesting.

Do you get apoplectic walking through a pharmacy, or sitting in the doctor's office?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 11:36 AM

17. *chuckle*

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