At least one South Carolina parent is outraged at a homework assignment involving the Ku Klux Klan given to his child.
“It blowed my mind,” Eric Robinson told FoxCarolina.
Robinson says his son and other fifth graders at Clinton Elementary School were asked to create a wanted poster for a Ku Klux Klan member.
According to Robinson, the homework was a social studies assignment that his son and others received Wednesday at Clinton Elementary School.
The assignment asked students to provide three reasons for why the KKK member was a “bad guy” and a “quote from a person living at the time showing what people might have said about this person,” along with a reward amount.
“It’s okay to teach kids about hate groups… But to me she went too far with it,” Robinson said of the assignment.
Laurens County School District Superintendent David O’Shields said the assignment fulfills a mandated requirement to teach students that the KKK was a hate-group that promoted violence against African-Americans.
Robinson says he spoke with school officials and was happy with the meeting.
Administrators at the school said Robinson’s son would not be required to complete the assignment.
Robinson says teachers should coordinate with parents, especially when preparing assignments that could cause racial tension.
What do you think – did this homework assignment go too far?
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