TENNESSEE SCHOOL DISTRICT APOLOGIZES OVER ‘INAPPROPRIATE’ HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT ON SLAVES

The Daily Caller | 3/1/2019 | Staff
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A Tennessee school district apologized Thursday over a homework assignment where students could pretend their families owned slaves as part of a list of tasks.

The students could then create a list of expectations for the slaves.

Tasks - Cartoons - Immigration - Labor - Service

Other tasks included drawing political cartoons of immigration labor, making a public service announcement about the dangers of living in urban places and creating a graph to demonstrate the relationship between slavery and the cotton gin’s invention.

“The fact that my sister is one of a couple of black kids at her school, I can’t let things like this sit around and slide,” Dan Fountain, brother of a 13-year-old student in the class, said to The Tennessean. “The way the questions were phrased and laid out had...
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