Thursday November 16th in New York, two black students received the slavery lesson of a lifetime. Their teacher, who is white, used the two black students in an demonstration in which they were bound together with tape and told to sit under a desk to simulate the slavery experience.
According to the Jim Fitzgerald of the Associated Press, one of the girls came home crying, and the mother who was obviously upset, contacted the School, and also got the NAACP involved. The teacher met with the parent and the students to officially apologize but the mother doesn’t think the teacher really thought she did anything wrong.
I can only imagine the embarassment these students suffered. Why the teacher thought this re-enactment would be appropriate is also beyond me. It seems like the superintendent is taking this situation a little too lightly.