Fifth-Grade Teacher Put Black Students In “Shackles” For Mock Slave Auctions

The incidents occurred in March at The Chapel School, a private Lutheran institution that enrolls students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, in Bronxville, NY. According to the office of Attorney General Letitia James, Black students in two separate fifth-grade social studies classes were asked by their teacher to exit the classroom, where they were placed in imaginary “shackles,” before returning inside. Once there, the teacher told them to stand against the wall as their white classmates “bid” on them.