“Slaves for Sale” Advert Appeared on Craigslist

Slavery is worst part of the US history. But still, there are people who think it was funny.

A high school student in Florida photographed two black female classmates and uploaded the photo to the Craigslist. The ad was titled “Two slaves for sale” with a price $470. The ad was geographically tagged to “Fleming Island Plantation,” which is an actual place in Clay County, Florida, but the direct reference was to slave plantations in the South.

Later, the ad was taken down.

Fleming Island Superintendent Addison Davis has already issued a statement condemning the obscenely racist attack on two students.

“We do not tolerate this type of behavior, and we are disheartened that any of our students would be subject to discrimination,” Davis said in statement to Florida’s WPLG Local 10. “Fleming Island High School administration and district leadership are working together to create a school-wide plan of action to strengthen the climate and culture while celebrating the school’s diversity.”

The unnamed student, who posted the advert, was suspended for 10 days and is going to be transferred to another school.

People said parents need to be more aware of their children’s social media activity and that they hope the boy who posted the ad faces consequences.

“Parents definitely need to take a much more proactive role in understanding what’s going on in terms of the many different types of apps that are out there,” Kendra Saunders said. “It seems like it was something that happened while they were at school, a picture they took at school, so that needs to be taken into account.

I fully agree with the statement, parents have to educate their kids. And even if the kid didn’t know about how gross his/her joke was, ignorance does not absolve of responsibility.

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