Slavery Yoga was Taught to Kindergarteners in Delaware for Black History Month. No, Seriously.

 Delaware Online reports.

From Delaware Online:

The prerecorded hybrid lesson was taught at the McIlvaine Early Childhood Center. A short clip shared by a parent on Facebook shows part of the 35-minute class, where a teacher combines yoga poses with her version of how Africans were enslaved and brought to America.

“African people came to America on boats to become slaves,” the teacher says in the video. “So here’s the great big country of Africa. They crossed the Atlantic to come over to America. So right now, I need you to get into your boat pose,” she says, demonstrating the yoga pose.

“Came? We were stolen,” the mother recording the video is heard saying.

The video goes on to describe the lives of enslaved people in America.

“Africans were treated very poorly, even though they farmed the land and plowed the fields to make America beautiful and help grow our food,” the teacher continues. “They worked in the fields all day. If you’re at home, you can try the plow pose.”

She then leads the kindergarten students through breathing exercises as they hold the yoga pose.

OK, I’m sorry but let’s back up a bit.

“So here’s the great big country of Africa.”

Bruh, it is 2021, and “educators” are allowing children to watch a FUCKING PRERECORDED VIDEO featuring some white woman voice hack-tress that referred to the FUCKING CONTINENT of Africa as a country.

Oh, and also they got kids out here doing slavery yoga poses and shit.

Here’s a question for educators of all races everywhere who might be exposing students of all races to unmitigated white nonsense: Why not just teach Black history during Black History Month?

Why do so many of y’all keep trying it with these stupid-ass slavery activities instead of just utilizing the month to teach more Black history than you normally would? (Which for many schools likely means any Black history at all.)

You could take the opportunity to teach more than just slavery and the whitewashed versions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. You can teach your students about the countless Black historical figures and events that are rarely-if-ever mentioned in American educational curricula.

Slavery yoga—and anything else like it—is not only inappropriate and insensitive, it’s DUMB AF AND IT TEACHES NOTHING!

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