Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN -- After an investigation into a playground game that may have involved themes of slavery, officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools have determined that the activity was student-initiated and no teachers were involved.
A spokesperson with the school district said four children were out on the playground this week at Camp Creek Elementary School playing a game that parents later reported to news media and district administrators.
District Spokesperson Sloan Roach said officials determined that the activity was student initiated and "allegations regarding the teacher's involvement were unfounded."
Ed Dubose, Georgia NAACP president, said he's heard the opposite.
"We're hearing the teachers were completely involved in this slavery game that students were playing at Camp Creek," Dubose said.
Added Dubose: "This clearly speaks to a lack of diversity training and sensitivity training in the Gwinnett County Public School System. These teachers need to be screened on how they engage in activities with the students."
Dubose was also vocal recently about a homework question referencing slavery written by a Beaver Ridge Elementary teacher.
The teacher resigned earlier this month, and three other educators who helped distribute the homework were chided by administrators.