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Florida student posts ‘slaves for sale’ Craigslist ad

By Philip Lewis,

A high school student in Florida apparently didn’t get the memo that slavery ended decades ago.

An advertisement on the website Craigslist, titled “Two slaves for sale – $470,” showed two black students sitting at their desks at Fleming Island High School in the community of Fleming Island.

The ad, however, was geographically tagged to Fleming Island Plantation.

Although Fleming Island Plantation is a neighborhood within the unincorporated town, the student’s caption had a different implication.


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