September 20, 2013 9:58 am -


A Hartford, CT school forced a 12-year-old girl to do this during a school trip and her parents are suing.

Last year, Sandra and James Baker of Farmington, Connecticut sent their daughter, then a student at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, on a four-day class trip to the Nature’s Classroom program in Charlton, MA.

When their daughter, who is African American, returned home from the trip, she told her parents about the Nature’s Classroom experience. On the third night of camp, instructors—acting the part of white masters—began the “educational” exercise. First they told the young girl that if she were to run “they would whip me until I bled on the floor and then either cut my Achilles so I couldn’t run again, or hang me.”

Cheston Catalano