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Black mom sues over cotton-picking project at elementary school

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Black mom sues over cotton-picking project at elementary school

A Black parent filed a civil rights lawsuit last week against the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Board of Education, saying that a cotton field was set up at an elementary school in 2017 that was intended to teach students about the experiences of slaves.

Rashunda Pitts said her 14-year-old daughter, who is referred to as "S.W." in the lawsuit, experienced emotional distress as a result of the project at Laurel Span School that her social justice teacher said was to help students "gain a real-life experience as to what the African American slaves had endured." The suit also names the school's then-principal and social justice teacher as defendants. Since the project, Laurel Span School was closed, and a new school — Laurel Cinematic Arts Creative Tech Magnet — was created in its place.

Pitts said that in September 2017, she noticed her daughter had become "very quiet and reserved" when she used to "vibrantly share her day with her mother," the lawsuit states.

Pitts alleges that the district lied to cover up its conduct and that the statement "directly contradicts" the explanation that was given to her by the school's assistant principal about the project. As a result, Pitts said her daughter was discriminated against on the basis of her race.


Democrats in California teach kids to hate our country so they can be victims the rest of their lives.

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