This is heartbreaking.
NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos is one of the men who was murdered on Saturday in Brooklyn, and he sadly left behind his 13-year-old son Jaden Ramos.
Following the horrible shooting, Jaden posted a message to his Facebook, saying:
One Melvindale, Michigan student says his homework makes feel "ashamed of being black." So sad!
Parents are fuming because their kids were told to pretend to be a slave for a school assignment. The students were instructed to talk like a slave, dress like a slave, and create a fake journal detailing their life working on a plantation.
The assignment is trying to teaching kids to sympathize with the horrible lifestyle slaves were forced into. We get that, we love that.
HOWEVES, it's the "talking like a slave" part that we find totes insulting. WTF do they sound like?
Still, it's not as raciest as THIS homework assignment!