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Parents at a private school in Westchester County, New York, are up in arms after a social studies teacher reportedly held a mock slave auction in which white students were asked to 'buy' their black classmates.
The incident, which is now being investigated by officials at the Chapel School in Bronxville, was said to have occurred on Tuesday in the fifth-grade history class of Rebecca Antinozzi.
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Vernex Harding told the station WPIX that her son, who is black and attends the school, was left traumatized by the controversial lesson on slavery.
Harding said that her child was one of three African-American students who were picked by Antinozzi, who is white, to play the role of slaves.
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The mother said her son later told her how he and the other students were led out into the hallway, where the teacher pretended to place imaginary chains on their necks and wrists, and shackles on their ankles.
The blacks fifth-graders were then brought back into the classroom, where their...
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