5th-grade Class Holds Mock Slave Auction Selling Black Students
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/14/2019, 12:28 p.m.
A fifth-grade teacher accused of holding a mock slave auction in which white students bid on black students has been placed on indefinite leave. The principal of the private school in Bronxville, New York said a third party will conduct an independent review. Faculty and staff will receive sensitivity training and students impacted will receive mental health professional support, he said in a statement. The mother of a student at the school said her son was asked to pretend to be a slave as part of a history lesson. USA Today said teacher asked black boys to raise their hands and "to put imaginary chains along our necks and our wrists, and shackles on our ankles."