America is a “nation of immigrants” Well, at least all the voluntary settlers were

A 6th grade teacher asked students to explore their immigrant roots in an assignment. However, the way the question was phrased didn’t go down very well with one of the students:

Where did your family immigrate from? Africa. When did they immigrate? Whenever the slave owners took them. Why did they immigrate? Because the white man wanted free labor. Who did they immigrate with? Other slaves. Did they know anybody here before they came? No, because they were stolen. What was life like when they first came here to live? Horrible. Do you still have family where they came from? I don’t know. Why is it important to know your family history? So that you know traditions and family values.

As a country we spend so much effort trying to forget about slavery that sometimes … 

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