The parents of a seventh grade student at Issaquah Middle School in Washington state were shocked after learning the reason behind why their child failed to complete a Language Arts assignment and posted about the volatile incident to a Facebook group on Tuesday.
According to the student’s parents, their child was given the assignment to "read and analyze a poem" from 7th grade Language Arts teacher Ms. Johnson.
After asking why their child failed to complete the assignment, the child informed them that the assignment left them uncomfortable and was too embarrassed to complete it. The poem the class was asked to analyze is entitled, "White Hollywood" by Joe Limer.
The parents of the student at Issaquah Middle School, which is in located just outside of Seattle, took it upon themselves to read the instructions of the assignment.
The shockingly volatile and inappropriate slam poem video titled "It's funny how pushing me out of harm's way feels like putting me in my place" by Joe Limer that was given to the class of young students to watch and analyze included the following narration: WARNING: EXPLICIT LYRICS
"I mean, how insecure are you, White Hollywood,
when diversity means placing Asian males,
in asexual supporting roles,
never getting the girls.
I mean, I get it, you don’t need Viagra,
you can suck your own dick because you get a colonized erection
every single time you cast Asian women
as love interest sex slaves.
See, you tell society, white person saves me
by pushing me out of harm’s way."
Upon analyzing the assignment, the student’s parents were left infuriated and posted about the incident to a group on Facebook. "Here goes. I’m shaking. I just sent an email to my 7th grader's principle. What would your next step be? Warning this is graphic," the parent wrote in a Facebook post.
A group of parents in the school have contacted the principal and are formulating action items. The Post Millennial has contacted the school and teacher for comment but has not received a response.