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USGym teacher on leave after asking black students to research 'slave games'

00:15  16 april  2019
00:15  16 april  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

A Wisconsin teacher has been placed on leave after telling kids to find games played by 'enslaved children'

A Wisconsin teacher has been placed on leave after telling kids to find games played by 'enslaved children' A Wisconsin physical education teacher has been placed on leave after allegedly telling African-American students in the class to research games played by "enslaved children." The suggestion came after the Shorewood Intermediate School teacher shared an activity with the seventh-grade class on the subject of games from around the world, Bryan Davis, the Shorewood district superintendent, said in a statement. The class took place on April 1. After finding out about the incident, the administration launched an internal investigation, Davis said. "We take these allegations extremely serious," Davis said.

SHOREWOOD, WI (WITI/CNN) - A Wisconsin teacher has been placed on leave after students and parents allege the educator separated students by race and encouraged African-Americans to research " slave games ." MaHailey Stephens is in seventh grade at Shorewood Intermediate School.

SHOREWOOD — A seventh-grade physical education teacher at Shorewood Intermediate School has been placed on administrative leave after allegations the teacher suggested that her African American students " research games that had been played by enslaved children," the Shorewood School

Gym teacher on leave after asking black students to research 'slave games'© Google Maps Shorewood Intermediate School in Wisconsin.

MaHailey Stephens, a black seventh grader in Wisconsin, asked her mom about something strange that had happened in school that day.

“I went to my mom, I’m like, ‘Mom, what are slave games?'” MaHailey told WITI-TV.

MaHailey is one of many students at Shorewood Intermediate School who say their middle school gym teacher separated students based on race and asked them to research their “culture,” according to WITI.

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A middle school gym teacher in Wisconsin has been put on indefinite leave after allegedly separating students by race and telling the black students to research games that were played by enslaved children.

(AP) - A Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on indefinite leave while district officials look into claims that she separated students in one class by race and assigned the black children to research games that enslaved One of the black students , MaHailey Stephens, told

Black students, according to a letter by Shorewood Intermediate School superintendent Bryan Davis obtained by NBC News, were told to research games played by enslaved children.

Davis said the district has launched an internal investigation and placed the teacher on indefinite leave.

“We are committed to providing an environment of inclusion in our schools,” Davis said. “We will continue to assess the situation and ensure that we provide ongoing support to our students as we move forward.”

Reshunda Stephens, MaHailey’s mother, said this isn’t the first time she has been informed about racist remarks from the gym teacher. Stephens told WITI-TV that last year the teacher asked her older daughter to join “the colored club.”

"How many more times do people have to feel uncomfortable until change happens?" Stephens said.

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