Parents upset after controversial quiz handed out at NC school
LENOIR, N.C. — Several members of a North Carolina community are upset after high school students were given a controversial quiz.
WSOC-TV reported that it happened to students in an AP psychology class at West Caldwell High School in Lenoir.
They were told it was an intelligence test, according to WSOC-TV. The school district said it was a classroom assignment, describing it as a mock test to give students exposure to cultural bias.
After the quiz was given, school officials said there was discussion about bias and misconceptions in different cultures and the use of slang.
After the district was made aware of the assignment, the teacher was told not to use the “Chitling Test” again. School officials said an internal investigation is underway.
The superintendent of West Caldwell High School said the test has no place in the classroom.
He reportedly met with local African-American clergy, members of the NAACP and the police chief Thursday morning to discuss the test. Afterwards, they held hands and prayed.