Internet Is Furious Over This Fourth Grade Homework Project About Slavery For All The Right Reasons

Slavery is wrong period.

I mean while everyone have their own views on literally everything. It is unequivocally and morally wrong. No, there are absolutely no ‘advantages’ or pros of slavery. So it comes as a big surprise when a teacher asked a 4th grader to list just that.

Jerome is actually the son of Trameka Brown-Berry who was given a perplexing work assignment. You see he was asked to give three “good” reasons for slavery and three bad ones.

Following is the worksheet.

Does anyone else find my 4th grader's homework offensive?😡

Geplaatst door Trameka Brown-Berry op Maandag 8 januari 2018

Now, I don’t know about you but I have no doubt that there are any remotely ‘good’ reasons for slavery. His mother certainly had something to say about it.

It was the fact that she wanted my African-American son to name three good things for slavery. That’s insulting.


The school however did attempt to explain the situation.

We understand that, as presented, the words used showed a lack of sensitivity and were offensive.

The purpose of the assignment was not, in any way, to have students argue that ANY slavery is acceptable — a concept that goes against our core values and beliefs about the equality and worth of people of all races.

People on facebook were quite mad to put it lightly.

Sophia definitely has the right idea.

While some had ‘different’ views.

I agree 100%

Brown-Berry was quite surprised from all the support.

She truly does have a strong a brave kid.

I am proud to be black because we are strong and brave.



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