A class assignment at a Missouri elementary school asking pupils to set their price for a slave has caused a furious backlash leading to the teacher’s administrative leave and the NAACP demanding a formal apology from the school.

Fifth grade students at a Mehlville, Missouri, school were asked to tackle questions on free market economics and how to set prices.

ABC17 reports that the pupils were asked to set prices for 12 different things: lumber, tar, wool, milk, etc.

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