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    'If eight slaves pick 56 oranges...' Georgia school under fire for racist, violent math homework.



    Parents of elementary school students in Georgia are outraged after their children brought home math homework referencing slavery and beatings.

    In an attempt to mix social studies with math, students of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross were asked to calculate such questions as how many oranges and cotton slaves could pick.

    'I'm having to explain to my 8-year-old why slavery or slaves or beatings are in a math problem. That hurts,' Terrance Barnett expressed to WSB-TV.

    Another question asked: 'If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?'



    'I was furious at that point in time,' Mr Braxton said.

    'He's not answering this question,' Mr Braxton said after reading the following problem:

    'Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?'

    Both of the parents say they immediately contacted the school's principal to find out why it was given.



    A District Spokeswoman for Gwinnett County public schools, which oversees a 24% black or African American demographic at Beaver Ridge, admitted it was a mistake.

    'The teachers were trying to do a cross-curricular activity,' Spokeswoman Sloan Roach explained to WSB-TV in their intended attempt to mix history with math.

    But the problems weren't given with any historical background confusing the students who asked their parents why someone was being beaten twice a day.

    'We understand that there are concerns about these questions and we agree that these questions were not appropriate,' Ms Roach responded.

    Those math problems, according to the school's vice principal, have since been shred to prevent their future use again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
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    I'm sorry but you gotta have a sense of humor about that. It's so outdated and politically incorrect now that it makes it funny.
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    Gotta be a joke, some smart ass replaced a page in the book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    'If eight slaves pick 56 oranges...' Georgia school under fire for racist, violent math homework.

    The answer is 7. Each slave picks 7 oranges.

    What's the big deal? That was easy.



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    Hey, could've been something like - Nadine averages 5 tricks a night at $250 each. Tiffany averages $100 an hour in tips down at Bob's Boom Boom Room during her 40 hour week. Which girl brings home more money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Hey, could've been something like - Nadine averages 5 tricks a night at $250 each. Tiffany averages $100 an hour in tips down at Bob's Boom Boom Room during her 40 hour week. Which girl brings home more money?
    That's a trick question (no pun intended)... Without knowing how many nights a week Nadine is turning tricks, one can't answer accurately who makes more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge View Post
    That's a trick question (no pun intended)... Without knowing how many nights a week Nadine is turning tricks, one can't answer accurately who makes more money.
    How many beatings a week does she get? How many in 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge View Post
    That's a trick question (no pun intended)... Without knowing how many nights a week Nadine is turning tricks, one can't answer accurately who makes more money.
    This question is pointless without pictures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    How many beatings a week does she get? How many in 2?
    That costs extra.
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