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.”
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
French-Folsom, Emory and Rolfson, Maryn
"Flunked Out: A Comparative Look at State Educational Code, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and Slavery Education,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 34, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol34/iss1/5