The board of trustees at Roeper School, which is located in Michigan, decided to pass an “anti-racism resolution” in the year 2021.
Following the distribution of a worksheet by one of her students that made a comparison between former President Barack Obama and a monkey, the institution that had adopted an “anti-racism resolution” in 2021 decided to suspend the educator.
Papers with questions asking students at The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to identify primates from a gallery of photos labeled with names such as apes, monkeys, and lemurs were presumably distributed to those students. Within the display was a photograph of the former president of the United States.
As rumors of a worksheet spread around the school on Thursday, administrators had no choice but to cancel lessons. In a statement, they said, “We wish to acknowledge the worrisome racial offense contained in an assignment with an upper school class last week.” We wish to acknowledge the racial offense contained in an assignment with an upper school class last week.”
According to the statement released by the institution, “The usage of this piece of the curriculum was inconsistent with our School’s concept and objective; we truly apologize for its use and any damage it may have caused.”