People are outraged about the lack of thought that went into assigning this as a project.
The class of 11th graders were assigned to create a catchy little ditty based on the Civil War Era. A few students sang about the creation of the KKK to the tune of "Jingle Bells," and the results were as horrible as one would imagine.
The lyrics of the chorus start with:
"KKK, KKK, let's kill all the blacks..."
Dover School District Superintendent William Harbron told NBC News that the assignment was given out for U.S. history class and the students came up with the lyrics:
"White masks on our heads, blood beneath our feet, laughing till they're dead -- ha, ha, ha"
The students did not know they were being recorded, the superintendent said.
Harbron went on to add:
"The principal became aware of the situation late Friday and began working with the teacher. Right now we're dealing with the immediate need of communication out [and with] the emotions surrounding the situation."
The district released a letter on Facebook:
The video of the performance can be seen in the video below.
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Ebony Magazine is reporting that the teacher who assigned the project, and did not stop the performance when it became clear the direction the offending song was taking, has been put on paid leave.
Once again people find themselves horrified by more racist behavior in 2018.
@NBCNews Expel every one of them— Intermittent Ranting (@Intermittent Ranting)1543882514.0
@NBCNews What is wrong with the world? That is scary in day and time. Suspensions or worse is needed.— Terri Sayble Killin (@Terri Sayble Killin)1543883973.0
@NBCNews Seriously!!!! Why would anyone do this! These students need to walk in the shoes of those they are singi… https://t.co/2BsSYaSn92— GuavaGirl (@GuavaGirl)1543884678.0
@NBCNews They should be expelled— 🦈 Mr. Wednesday🕴🏾 (@🦈 Mr. Wednesday🕴🏾)1543882916.0
@NBCNews That is terrible.— Judy Kay (@Judy Kay)1543883026.0
@NBCNews Appalling.— Betsy Baxendale (@Betsy Baxendale)1543882720.0
@NBCNews This should be on their permanent records. The students should be expelled. And then they should do commun… https://t.co/covkKy54ne— Janice Bossmin (@Janice Bossmin)1543889022.0
@NBCNews HORROR— Anne Roy Bertoldi (@Anne Roy Bertoldi)1543882657.0
@NBCNews @annejowrites As an assignment the teacher okayed this crap Fire them— #milliontweetmarch (@#milliontweetmarch)1543944734.0
@NBCNews That is wrong on so many levels.— Wendy A White (@Wendy A White)1543926371.0
@NBCNews What in the Hell is happening to our country?— Jim Stewart (@Jim Stewart)1543887247.0
There needs to be some long discussions happening within American schools.