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Mock Slave Auction: Ohio Student Humiliated

WBNS 10 News (via The Root) | March 5, 2011

Nikko Burton, a 10-year-old student at Chapelfield Elementary in Ohio, says he was humiliated by his teacher when she tried to demonstrate what it was like to be a slave on an auction block. Burton, one of two black students in his class, was chosen to be a slave. Students who were the “masters” inspected the “slaves” to see if they would be able workers.

“The masters got to touch people and do all sorts of stuff,” Nikko said. “They got to look in your mouth and feel your legs and stuff and see if you’re strong and stuff.”

The principal called to apologize to Burton and his mother, but Nikko is still waiting on an apology from his teacher.

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