North Carolina is crazy. Parents are outraged as a White student holds a mock slave auction at J.S. Waters Middle School in Goldston, North Carolina. The Anti-Critical Race theory people are silent about this matter. What’s going on in the Tar Heel State? L.B. breaks down the North Carolina school mock slave auction on The Lonely Banter.
In a Facebook post March 4, Ashley Palmer said her Black son told her that some of his classmates were sold in a mock slave auction at J.S. Waters School, which serves grades K-8. “Our son experienced a slave auction by his classmates and when he opened up we were made aware that this type of stuff seems to be the norm so much that he didn’t think it was worth sharing. His friend ‘went for $350’ and another student was the Slavemaster because he ‘knew how to handle them.'” Palmer wrote in her post. She wrote that students also sang the n-word.
During public comment at the Chatham County School Board meeting about the mock slave auction, several students, parents and community members spoke to the board about their experiences with racism and concerns over the incident.
One mother, who said her son was one of the children allegedly sold, told the board about the conversation she had with him after hearing from another parent what happened. “I asked my son why didn’t he tell me? He responded with, ‘Mom it wasn’t a big deal,'” she said. “I am a mother who just had to explain to my son why being auctioned as a slave is unacceptable. This moment in my son’s early life has already made him question playing the sport he loves with his friends, and I pray this does not impact him mentally and socially going forward.”
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