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Concerned LA Family Rallies Facebook to Bring Attention to Slavery Homework at Windsor Hills Elementary
By Niele Anderson Contributing Writer
Published February 28, 2017

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Well- known DJ Fred Loc and his sister Regina Cameron made a post that startled friends and has now become a controversial national news story.

Facebook proved once again, to be a tool to organize and bring awareness. Late last week the community became upset and concerned with a 2nd grade homework assignments at Windsor Hill Elementary School. The Homework assignments read:

The master needed 192 slaves to work on plantation in the cotton fields. The fields could fill 75 bags of cotton. Only 96 slaves were able to pick cotton for the day. The missus needed them in the Big House to prepare [sic] for the Annual Picnic. How many more slaves are needed in the cotton fields?

The night before homework assignment allegedly involved a man being shipped, “mailing himself to freedom.”

Last week on Feb. 10, Fred Loc posted on Facebook:

SOOOOOOOOOOOO…………my grandniece comes home with this BS homework assignment last night………..REALLY??????????……and YES ……..this is REAL!!!!!!……..Windsor Hills Elementary School……PLEASE SHARE!!!!!!

His sister Regina chimed in the next day to confirm:

THIS IS NOT FAKE NEWS… This is NOT Acceptable nor Tolerable. This has got to be one of the greatest outrages of this century. A slap in the face as a woman of color, American and an insult to our kids, to everyone seeking to elevate ourselves.

The posts immediately became a trending post throughout the Los Angeles Black Facebook community. Receiving likes, reshares and friends offering to call the press. NBC Los Angeles jumped on the story quickly while Fred Loc kept the Facebook community informed by going LIVE on Facebook from the impromptu press conference.

NBC NEWS CLIP Video

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LAUSD-Racial-Undertones-Math-Homework-Black-History-Month-413533943.html?t=2

Now Windsor Hills Elementary School parents and the Los Angeles community demand answer. Michelle King of the L.A. Unified School District, released a statement saying, “L.A. Unified is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, nurturing and secure learning environment for our students. All employees are expected to treat students with respect. The District takes this matter seriously, is investigating it and will take appropriate administrative measures”.

Windsor Hills is a gifted magnet school known for its math and science programs. 87.3 percent of students there identify as black.

Developing Story…………

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