What were they thinking?
Answer: They weren't thinking at all.
James Hill, the dad of a second-grader at an Atlantic Beach elementary school who had received material for a home coloring assignment during Black History Month, made a complaint to the principal after he and his wife noticed the subject matter -- the material featured minstrel caricatures of African-Americans, blackface and a lynching, reports The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.
The assignment came from EdHelper.com, which tagged the materials as being suitable for eighth and ninth-graders, according to the report.
Take a peep: Here's a page from the site called 'Who was Jim Crow?'
Now, because of the outrage, the School Board is crowing about the material and an investigation has reportedly been launched into the incident.
“Any scene depicting a murder of any kind just seems inappropriate for coloring,” said the dad, according to the report.
Get the DUHtails at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville.