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Mother Upset Over 'Bootie' Question On Biology Assignment

A class assignment has one mother concerned over the possible racial undertones it possesses.

A Charlotte high school biology assignment contained a question on genetics that the mother deems offensive.

The question reads: "LaShamanda has a heterozygous big bootie, the dominant trait. Her man Fontavius has a small bootie which is recessive. They get married and have a baby named LaPrincess. What is the probability that LaPrincess will inherit her mama's big bootie?”

“I was completely stunned,” the mother said. “This is not appropriate language at all for the children in the school.”

Upset over the assignment’s question, the mother contacted the teacher for an explanation.

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"I am extremely concerned that this type of language is being used and considered expectable [sic] to be issued to students," the mother said.

The mother told WBTV she received an email apology from the teacher.

"I had asked the students to pick two of the remaining questions on the worksheet and did not necessarily assign that particular one," the teacher said. "I apologize if it offended you or your child."

The assignment was not newly created; it has been used by multiple teachers in the past. It is also part of the “Summer School Biology Notebook Packet” the teachers were given by the school district.

KTAR News reports the school district has removed the assignment from “circulation” and told teachers to stop using it.

Sources: WBTV, KTAR  Photo Source: WBTV


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