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NC school’s ‘chitling’ quiz angers parents

Posted at 1:38 PM, May 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-01 13:45:44-04
A “Chitling Test,” given to students at a high school in Lenoir. (WSOC)

A “Chitling Test,” given to students at a high school in Lenoir. (WSOC)

LENOIR, NC — Several members of a North Carolina community are expressing outrage after high school students were given a controversial quiz.

WSOC reported students in an AP psychology class at West Caldwell High School in Lenoir were given “The Chitling Test.”

Students were told it was an intelligence test, according to WSOC. The school district said the assignment was a mock test intended to give students cultural bias exposure.

After the quiz was administered, school officials said there was discussion about bias and misconceptions in different cultures and the use of slang.

However, once district leaders learned of the assignment, the teacher was told not to use the test again. Additionally, school officials said an internal investigation is underway.

West Caldwell High School’s superintendent, who said the test has no place in the classroom, reportedly met with local African-American clergy, members of the NAACP and the police chief Thursday morning about the assignment.