Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


slavery education, racial discrimination, Title VI, Civil Rights Act, Department of Education


In 2017, a mock slave auction was held in a 5th grade classroom at

South Orange Elementary School in New Jersey, which included the

‘sale’ of a black child by white students. A few weeks after this incident,

students from another elementary school in the same district

made posters advertising the sale of African American slaves, which

were displayed in school hallways. Wisconsin 4th graders in 2018

were given a homework assignment which asked them to explain

“three good reasons for slavery.”

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