Middletown High School English Students Given Essay Assignment Stating Systemic Racism Is A Fact


Students in a Middletown High English class in Connecticut were given an essay assignment after reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on the topic of systemic racism. Students were tasked with making an argument for the best way to address systemic racism —the assignment instructions specifically stated that students were not allowed to argue whether or not systemic racism exists.

The actual assignment is below: