Thank You Common Core, Now We Can Spread Hate for Rich, White Men

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Check out the worksheet below to see what one Arkansas Middle School* did with Unit 2, 7th grade ELA.

This material was given out to 7th grade middle school students by teachers who made a very bad decision in this English assignment replete with English errors.

Not only does this worksheet spread racial and class hatred, it’s inaccurate. They weren’t all rich. They were men who sacrificed everything for the freedoms we now enjoy. Most of them also lost everything.

The fact that these ‘white men’ signed the Declaration of Independence should be a compliment, not a reason to degrade. ‘Rich white men’ is a pejorative here.

Who cares who wrote it? It’s about the words, the philosophy, the foundation it set for us.

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* Correction: We originally said this came from a Long Island school. That was an error.

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