A middle school in Alabama had to issue an apology, after handing out a homework exercise which asked students to imagine that they're families were slave owners.
The assignment, which was given to eighth graders at Sunset Middle School in Brentwood Tennessee, gave several tasks relating to immigration, child labour and slavery.
The prompts included creating a public service announcement about the hazards of living in urban areas, and drawing a political cartoon depicting immigrant labour – but the most alarming of them all read:
Your family owns slaves. Create a list of expectations for your family's slaves
The tone-deaf homework went viral after the brother of one of the students, Dan Fountain, posted a picture of the chart on Twitter.
What are y’alls a thoughts on my sisters HW?🤔 https://t.co/HLp1NJdJtg