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US Suspends White Teacher For Casting Mixed Race Pupils As Slaves In A School Play

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America suspends elementary school teacher after casting two of her pupils of colour as slaves in a school play.

They were to be whipped by other children as part of the play featuring fifth graders – 10 or 11 year olds. “The scene starts with nameless slaves [number] one and two getting pushed towards the ship by the slave owner and a child is acting as the slave owner.”

The teacher, who is white, has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation. A local school’s official said the play was not a part of the curriculum, and that it had not been approved by the district.

The parents of a mixed-race girl, aged 10, complained to the school and other officials in Hamden, Connecticut calling for diversity training for teachers in the district.

 

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