A primary school in Virginia apologized for criticizing a Black History Month lesson that asked children to impersonate themselves as slaves.
The director of the Madison Trust Elementary School confirmed the error after the parents complained when the teachers modeled themselves doing an exercise in the Underground Railroad gym.
"The lesson was culturally insensitive to our students and families," Headmaster David Stewart said in a statement. "I sincerely apologize to our students and our school community."
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During class, 3rd grade students were challenged to overcome a physical barrier, Loudoun spokesman said County Public School Wayde Byard.
About ten families complained after their children attended the gymnastics lesson.
"It's terrible," local NAACP President Michelle Thomas told NBC Washington. "It's really offensive. I feel insecure because I have children in Loudoun County public schools. "
" It shows that there are some implicit problems here at this school, "she added.
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Director Stewart said the school will form a "Justice Team" to solve the problem.
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