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Christian school apologises for slavery homework assignment

by Tola Mbakwe

The school said sorry to parents after the mother of a black pupil posted the assignment on Facebook.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa told parents in a letter that the assignment was offensive and "showed a lack of sensitivity".

Trameka Brown-Berry posted a picture of the assignment after seeing her nine-year-old son struggling to answer the question.

She compared the question to asking someone to list three good reasons for rape or the Holocaust.

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

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