Slave auction project: New Jersey school under fire

A school in the US state of New Jersey is under fire for an assignment that asked children aged 10-11 to create posters depicting slave auctions.

Some parents reacted angrily when they attended the school and saw the posters hanging in a corridor.

The principal apologised for any pain or offence caused.

District officials said children needed to learn about the “uglier parts of our past”, but accepted the

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