NY Teacher Holds Mock Slave Auction With Black Students

In this day in time, this story is really unbelievable. A school in Bronxville, New York is on the hot seat after word got out that a teacher held a mock slave auction in class.

This incident happened at a private school in Westchester County back in March. The teacher has bee identified as Rebecca Antinozzi.

Black students at The Chapel School were cast to play the role of slaves as white students bid on the black students. The new enraged parents. At first, Antinozzi was only placed on paid administrative leave but as of Wednesday afternoon, the school district said they had fired her.

The matter even got the attention of the State attorney General, Letitia James. James said all of the children involved in the session report being negatively affected by the exercise. James says following her investigation she was able to work out an agreement to make sure something like this never happens again. Staff and administrators have agreed to a series of racial reform programs and diversity policies.

“Lessons designed to separate children on the basis of race have no place in New York classrooms, or in classrooms throughout this country,” James said in a statement Wednesday.

Antinozzi’s attorney says his client was wrongfully terminated and that they plan to file a lawsuit.

As part of the agreement with the State Attorney, the school has agreed to make the teaching staff more diverse. Tuition at The Chapel School is $14,000.00 a year.

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @taylorthomas963

Share Your Thoughts