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Mississippi Elementary School Gives ‘Monkey Award’ To Student

Thursday, WKYT reported that an elementary school in Batesville, Mississippi is facing criticism after a Black preschooler was sent home with something called a “Monkey Award.”

“Shemekia Ellis voiced concerns when her son brought home the ‘Monkey Award … for entertaining others,'” reported Bria Bolden and Debra Worley. “Her son received other awards, too, but the one comparing him to a monkey is something Ellis did not expect. ‘He was excited about the award, but he had no idea what he was holding,’ Ellis told WMC. ‘It’s unacceptable for me.'”

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