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From the Mid-Hudson Valley Perspective Archive

4TH-GRADE ASSIGNMENT: GIVE 3 ‘GOOD’ REASONS FOR SLAVERY

WAUWATOSA, WI - A homework assignment asked fourth-graders at a private school in Wauwatosa to argue why slavery was a good thing. It prompted an apology from the principal of Our Redeemer Lutheran School, who said the question wasn’t supposed to have an answer because there are no good reasons for slavery.

(Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Fox 6 Milwaukee--

Editorial Comment

There are valid educational reasons for exploring how people of that day rationalized enslaving other human beings. The only problem I see with this approach was calling those rationalizations “good reasons”. - BK