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Tennessee school apologizes for asking students to pretend to own slaves


A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be slave-owners and brainstorm expectations for their slaves. The Tennessean reported Thursday that Williamson County Schools and Sunset Middle School apologized for the assignment, saying it was inappropriate.

A man whose 13-year-old sister was given the assignment posted it to Twitter. "It initially made me angry," Dan Fountain told the newspaper. "The fact that my sister is one of a couple of black kids at her school, I can't let things like this sit around and slide."

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