Milwaukee School Issues Apology After Racist Homework Assignment

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A fourth-grade homework assignment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has raised eyebrows across social media for its egregious task.

USA Today reports that the assignment asked students to write three good reasons for slavery and three bad reasons.

Trameka Brown-Berry went to Facebook to share the assignment to see if other people found it as offensive as she did. Her son, Jerome Berry is a fourth grader that attends Our Redeemer Lutheran School where the assignment was given.

Once it hit Facebook, it immediately went viral with people calling the assignment offensive, wrong and insensitive.

Jim Van Dellen, a school administrator at Our Redeemer Lutheran School, stated in a phone interview that the assignment was an, “unintentionally, poorly worded assignment” and that the school is now, “in active conversations with parents.”

Letters of apology were sent out by the school to the families of the students issued by email.

In a separate Facebook post, Brown-Berry explained that Van Dellen from the school apologized and addressed her concerns.

In a response letter by …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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