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School faces criticism for Photo appearing to Show a Black Girl on Leashes

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School faces criticism for Photo appearing to Show a Black Girl on Leashes - BellaNaijaA school in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, is facing criticism after a photo surfaced appearing to have a black girl on leashes held by 2 white pupils.

Some parents reportedly hurried to pick their wards from school, saying the photo looked like the enslavement of a person.

But according to CBSMitchell Elementary School, the school the photo was taken, said it has been taken out of context.

A parent who spoke to the press said: “If you look at that picture out of context, what are you going to think. It’s clearly what it looks like, it’s disgusting.”

The straps around the black girl are said to be “lead strings,” a device used in the 17th century to keep children from wandering, or to help them learn to walk.

The event was an enrichment program to learn about the pilgrims, and the girl had volunteered.

In a statement issued by the Superintendent Derek Swenson, he said:

It was never the intent of the lesson to demean or degrade any one person or group.

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District sincerely apologizes to the students, staff and community at large for this unfortunate incident.

Photo Credit: Torray Rahiem

5 Comments

  1. yeses

    October 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    That is so horrible. White people never take a vacation from their mistreatment of Black people. Kudos to the white parents that took a stand against it.

    • Leah

      October 21, 2017 at 2:52 am

      Never mind a vacation, how about a break or a time out for Pete’s sake. Even innocents children are not out of bounds. I guess we really live in a Trump world were people are so bold to display their bigotry and cry “race card” when challenged..

    • sankawale

      October 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

      LETS ADMIT IT, as a woman dominated society, black people secretly crave this sort of treatment. Just asses the following scenarios, mother Africa blesses Nigeria with musical culture! first thing they do, chase out black girls from videos, put in put in fullani long haired berber and morrocan looking dark haired arabs. No suprises there then, who sits on the Head of Africa.

      God blesses african americans with gift and talent to crack corporate America, what they want to do, sing about doing fellow man dirt, and depicting themselves hencrforth getting shot at and arrested by police, then the cops learn from videos and practice it for real on streets, all of a sudden its who cares for a blaack child.???!..

      the truth of the matter is no1, not even the black child cares. and thats the truthful defintion of being black.

      #ADMIT IT

  2. Elle

    October 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Some people will soon come and cry on this post now that “there are more important things to focus on”. All dem Nivea and dove defendants. Some Nigerians have just so normalised errant behaviour. Kudos to the parents that spoke out against this.

  3. chi

    October 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    elle…the way u defended and justified nigerian army killings of biafrans in Aba and ipob being branded fake terrorist for fighting for their freedom..tell it to the birds

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