Black 2nd-Graders at L.A. Elementary School Get Math Homework With a Word Problem About SlaveryBreaking News
tags: racism, education
Parents of students at Windsor Hills Elementary School in Los Angeles are outraged after second-graders at the school received a math homework assignment last week that contained a word problem with racial undertones.
NBC News reports that students received the following word problem as part of their math homework:
The master needed 192 slaves to work on plantation in the cotton fields. The fields could fill 75 bags of cotton. Only 96 slaves were able to pick cotton for the day. The missus needed them in the Big House to prrepare [sic] for the Annual Picnic. How many more slaves are needed in the cotton fields?