A teacher at New York Public School 59 handed out homework with an attempt to combine social studies with math and it was an insensitive blunder which brought the outrage from African parents.
The math questions were as this
"X number of slaves were on a ship. If X number of slaves died while taking over the ship, how many slaves were still alive."
"If a slave was whipped five times a day, how many times a month he was whipped."
One wonders what the hell was this teacher thinking? That is directly mocking the victims of slavery and boldly badgering the descendants who are in the class. The school principal promises disciplinary actions.