8 months ago
As reported by The Root, an appalling incident just happened at an exclusive private school in New York. A series of mock slave auctions in which white students bid on their black classmates. The Typical Student team learned the details.
Mock Slave Auction: WTH?
Rebecca Antinozzi, a social studies teacher at Chapel School in Bronxville, N.Y., who happens to teach to fifth-graders, allegedly stepped forth with the idea of a mock slave auction. The educator put “imaginary chains” on the necks and wrists of the black students and shackled their ankles in the school hall. Then, the teacher paraded them in front of their white classmates who were supposed to be playing wealthy slave owners in the original version of The Price Is Right’s showcase showdown.
Public Reaction To The “Mock Auction”
Ms Antozzi denies the accusation commenting on the incident through her attorney as follows: “The portrayal of the history lesson that has been reported is inaccurate, out of context, contains false facts and ignores the overwhelming support of Ms. Antinozzi from dozens of parents at the school. To the extent anyone took offense to a small portion of the overall lesson that day, it certainly was never intended.”
Is School Conducting An Investigation?
The private school where the above mentioned incident took place are reportedly “investigating.” The teacher has been removed from the classroom, while the school reps named the chattel slavery cosplay “racially insensitive and hurtful.” According to the Daily News, the tuition at the pre-K through 8th-grade private school costs $3,000-$13,900.
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