WI Private School Homework Assignment Asks for Good Reasons for Slavery
In January 2018 a Wisconsin private school homework assignment asked for three good reasons for slavery. The mother of a black student at the school posted a picture of the assignment online, calling it offensive. The assignment is an example of institutionalized racism, as it asked students to consider the positives of a system that dehumanized and tortured black people for hundreds of years. The justification of such a system serves to continue to dehumanize people of color.