On the first day of classes, a high school teacher in Westchester County issued an assignment that included a comic style strip comparing police officers to slave owners and Ku Klux Klan members, the New York Post reported.
The assignment was part of a chapter on “European Colonization of America,” given by Westlake High School teacher Christopher Moreno to 11th graders on Sept. 8, the Post reported.
The image depicted five versions of the same illustration that depicted one man kneeling on another’s neck, according to a picture of the assignment obtained by the Post. Types of men shown kneeling included a slaver, a KKK member, and a police officer.
Captions under the pictures said “white only” and “I can’t breathe,” according to the picture. The assignment asked students to “describe the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement” and whether or not they agreed with the movement.
“My daughter showed me the paper. I said, `What is this?! You’ve got to be kidding me!’” Ania Paternostro, the mother of a student at Westlake said, the Post reported. “This cartoon compares the police to the KKK. It’s an attack on the police.”
Westchester school under fire