There are just no words. A third grade class in at Chesney Elementary School in Duluth, Georgia was given a homework assignment that included an essay entitled “What is an Illegal Alien?” with follow-up questions, including his gem:
What does the U.S. do with illegal aliens?
A. The U.S. puts them to work in the army.
B. The U.S. shoots them into outer space.
C. The U.S. puts them to death.
D. The U.S. sends them back where they came from.
The good news is that when the assignment was brought to the school district heads, they agreed it was inappropriate and are investigating into who authorized the assignment — though also emphasizing that the assignment was not an immigration lesson, but a reading comprehension lesson. Which doesn’t really matter; it could have been out of gym class and still be completely fucked. Unreal.
Pissed as I am about this? You can protest this kind of language (and vent your anger productively) by signing the pledge to drop the I-Word.