Thompson: YMCA forced to end ‘slavery reenactment’

This story is not about the movie “12 Years a Slave.” This is about the YMCA, known for helping young people become responsible citizens facing questions about whether the organization put innocent fifth-graders through the traumatic experience of slavery by making them act as slaves at one of its camp programs.

At night during the camp, according to two African-American parents, their children were made to act as slaves on the auction block while some teachers and camp instructors acted as slave masters, chasing them on real horsebacks.

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