HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Texas HS Students 'Auctio...

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:44 AM

Texas HS Students 'Auction' Black Students on Social Media, From $1 to $100

Source: Newsweek


BY SCOTT MCDONALD ON 4/13/21 AT 1:29 AM EDT

Ahigh school on the western outskirts of the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex has disciplined some of its students for lewd, racist behaviors of allegedly trying to sell Black classmates through social media. The students "pretended" to auction their mates, which triggered harsh punishment from the district.

The Aledo Independent School District (AISD) acknowledged the social media posts.

AISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn sent an email to parents in the district, saying "There is no room for racism or hatred in the Aledo ISD, period."

The social media remarks apparently originated from students enrolled at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus, and AISD said the gestures were deemed "racial harassment and cyberbullying had occurred and assigned disciplinary consequences in accordance with our policy and the Student Code of Conduct."

The screenshot from the post shows a group called "Slave Trade" pasting emojis of a Black man, a white police officer and a gun to "[racial slur] Farm" and "[racial slur] Auction" that had people bidding $1 on one student and up to $100 on another student.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/texas-hs-students-auction-black-students-social-media-1-100-1583095?piano_t=1

20 replies, 2304 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
Reply Texas HS Students 'Auction' Black Students on Social Media, From $1 to $100 (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 13 OP
SoCalDavidS Apr 13 #1
agingdem Apr 13 #2
Roy Rolling Apr 13 #3
Deminpenn Apr 13 #8
PatSeg Apr 13 #12
Duppers Apr 13 #15
whistler162 Apr 13 #4
bucolic_frolic Apr 13 #5
Lonestarblue Apr 13 #7
Cheezoholic Apr 13 #6
AllaN01Bear Apr 13 #9
LymphocyteLover Apr 13 #10
marble falls Apr 13 #11
Initech Apr 13 #13
orleans Apr 13 #14
Duppers Apr 13 #16
ExTex Apr 13 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 13 #18
BlueWavePsych Apr 14 #19
DenaliDemocrat Apr 14 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:53 AM

1. God How I Hate This Country nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 03:19 AM

2. ..email to the parents...

''no room for racism and hatred"?...um, Madame Superintendent, let me quote a couple of lines from a song from South Pacific.."you've got to be carefully taught to hate and fear, you've got to be taught from year to year, it's got to be drummed into your dear little ear, you've got to be carefully taught".. this vile behavior begins at home...I'm sure the email was deleted unread...


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:42 AM

3. Parents

Parents send kids to school with illegal concepts and itís the kid who gets punished? The bullshit about parents always being right in a childís education is totally wrong. Kids need a non-parent as a teacher/mentor. Exactly the opposite of GOP propaganda.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:04 AM

8. Sometimes kids like to do outrageous things, too

That aren't part of their upbringing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Deminpenn (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:52 AM

12. Yes, I have seen that

Some kids will do anything to fit in and belong. Not everything goes back to the parents.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:24 PM

15. Exactly!

My parents were southern "rednecks" who were sucessful in a business but still held traditional bigoted, racial beliefs. I was a lucky independent thinker who was forever arguing with my mother. That crap stopped with my sister & myself. That's why it's difficult for me to have any sympathy with the "that's just the way they were taught" reasoning.

"Kids need a non-parent as a teacher/mentor. Exactly the opposite of GOP propaganda."


YES! 👍




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:17 AM

4. Hoepfully.... they can spell GED!

boot their posteriors!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:31 AM

5. There's a reference in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War"

to a slave auction, the scene being white college girls as I recall. Sexist to be sure. And that movie is based on a true story. So is it like an underground Texas thing? If so there needs some serious remediation of the mental processes in Texas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:52 AM

7. Texas has a lot of people like this.

Though late to the party, it was a slave-holding state. It was no surprise to me that the area just north of Dallas supplied one of the largest groups of Capitol insurrectionists. Racism is alive and well in this state.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:46 AM

6. This is revolting...

and reminds me of similar stuff that went on in my high school in the 70's. A small klan town in Indiana. Only it was done towards poor white kids in town, that was the diversity. Hate knows no bounds. Sickening.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:29 AM

9. can i ask this group a question? how would yoe feel as a white person , this done to u?

i blame the parents 100% on this and i see good people in the world but i also see good people in texas, so i aint going to paint with a broad brush. a few ruin it for the rest of us .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:40 AM

10. So depressing this evil shit still happens

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:43 AM

11. "If they don't know any better, damn teach them better."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:18 AM

13. Totally disgusting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:18 PM

14. i think this also speaks volumes on what these kids are learning & being taught in school

obviously there needs to be far fucking more effective methods in teaching; methods, content, & context.
america's racist history is our greatest sin.

it's not funny, it's not a game, it's a national disgrace.

how disgraceful

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to orleans (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:26 PM

16. +100

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:07 PM

17. "Slave auctions" were an acceptable fundraiser when I was in high school.

One student was the "master" and one (identified by a special bracelet) was the "slave". The slave carried the master's books between classes; but I think that was about it. It only went on for a day or two. (I thought the whole thing was stupid and didn't participate-- not that I would ever have found a willing slave-- usually the girl-- anyway). This was in liberal Ann Arbor in the mid-1960s. When I was in the army several years later, I read in the Washington Post about the uproar when the students in a Virginia high school tried to hold their own slave auction. I remember the complaint from one student: "Why do adults have to play in our sandbox?"

In fifth grade our teacher regularly led the class in singing Stephen Foster songs. I'm still haunted by the memory of a class full of ten-year olds singing, "Oh darkies, how my heart grows weary..." I will omit discussion of the reading of Little Black Sambo during first grade story hour.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:42 PM

18. Dumb

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 10:27 AM

19. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:58 AM

20. I have no words

Very sad. These kids learned this from their parents

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread