A controversial assignment by a high school teacher in North Carolina involving a bomb shelter and an impending nuclear war is getting some attention from parents who claim it promotes racism.
The assignment from a classroom in Olympic High School in Charlotte gives a situation where the president declares a nuclear attack.
The exercise will ask the student to name who he will bring in the bomb shelter if he had to choose four strangers between different ethnic groups.
The Daily Caller reports:
The assignment — called “Bomb Shelter Activity” — forces students to use skin color and ethnic background to choose four strangers who will be allowed enter a bomb shelter prior to a nuclear attack.
There’s a “40-year-old Black female doctor who is a lesbian,” for example. There’s a “25-year-old Hispanic male who is a lawyer and is wheelchair bound.”
There’s a “35-year-old white male construction worker who is a racist,” too,
There’s also a “50 year old White male who is a Catholic Priest” and a “30 year old Korean-American female who is a former college athlete.”
And, of course, there is a “20-year-old White female who is pregnant, has a two-year-old son and is on welfare.”
Leaders of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) confirmed Friday that the assignment came from Olympic High School and the controversial assignment was being pulled.
Furious parents say the assignment is racist and made students uncomfortable.
They say forcing students to pick people to save based on racial and sexual profile is not a good lesson to teach.