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Texas school assignment has students draw themselves as slaves

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An mother in Austin, Tex. is upset that Four Points Middle School sent her daughter home this week with an assignment to “Draw a picture of yourself as a slave…”

“This is a learning tool that is not acceptable under any circumstances,” stated Tonya Jennings.

The assignment is in reference to discussions of “slave life in Texas in the 1850’s,” according to a picture of the assignment sent to CBS Austin by Jennings.

Upon learning of the assignment, Jennings husband went to the school Friday to discuss the issue with administrators.

A spokesperson sent a statement to CBS Austin Saturday night, explaining that the state “asks students to be able to identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference that influenced the participants.”.

Jennings plans to speak with school officials Monday.

“It needs to be removed,” stated Jennings.

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