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Wisconsin school apologizes for slavery homework

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin is A private school that asked fourth graders to list the three good reasons for slavery, and three bad his apology to the parents after the mother of a black student posted the assignment on Facebook.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa told parents in a letter Tuesday that the assignment was insulting and “showed a lack of sensitivity.”

Trameka Brown-Berry posted a picture of the behalf on Monday evening after seeing her 9-year-old son struggle to answer the question. She compared the question to asking someone to list the three good reasons for the rape or the Holocaust.

The school letter thanked Brown-Berry for bringing the matter to their attention and said that the purpose of homework is not to have students argue that there are good reasons for slavery.

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