A Westchester County teacher is under fire for issuing a Black Lives Matter themed homework assignment to his 11th grade social studies class.
On September 8th, the first day of in person classes, Christopher Moreno, a teacher at Westlake High School in Thornwood, NY, issued an assignment that included a comic style strip comparing police officers to slave owners and white supremacist hate group, The Klu Klux Klan.
A parent of one of Moreno’s students, Ania Paternostro, told 77 WABC that when she saw her daughter’s homework, “I thought Oh my God! They’re comparing cops to the KKK? It’s like provoking an attack on cops. They’re trying to brainwash our kids!”
Paternostro sent letters Mt. Pleasant school district officials regarding the “disturbing cartoons.” The school district says it’s investigating the matter, but as of Tuesday Moreno was still an active member of the Westlake High School faculty.
As a result of speaking out against the cartoons, Paternostro’s daughter is now being harassed online. She is being called racist on social media and has asked her mother not to give any further interviews.
Paternostro gave 77WABC pictures of the assignment which are pictured below.