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Saturday, March 5, 2011

School apoligizes for mock slave auction

A poster for a slave auction in the British At...Image via Wikipedia
An Ohio school district apologized after Chapelfield Elementary School put on a mock slave auction in an American history lesson. Ten year old Nikko Burton, who is black, was not amused. "I ended up being a slave. At first I didn't care, but after people were bidding on people it kind of made me a little mad and stuff."

The class was divided into slaves and masters. Students who were playing the role of master were told to feel the students playing slaves to see if they were worth buying, according to Burton. "They got to look in your mouth and feel your legs and stuff and see if you're strong and stuff."

A school district spokeswoman said the slave auction was part of state required curriculum and that it was a one-time lesson.

This leaves me wondering if they have been using old issues of the National Lampoon for lesson plans.


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