The Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) publicly apologized on March 22, 2023 for a recent English act deemed racially insensitive. Students in a senior English class at Washington High School were given the task of writing a letter from point of view. A man in the 1800s who held a slave defending his practice. This is important for schools and teachers. that they recognize the impact of their actions and words on their students and take steps to ensure that That all students feel respected and valued. This is also important for schools. that they address issues of racial insensitivity to teachers. and provide training and resources to help create a safe and inclusive learning environment. I hope that the school and district involved in this incident will take the appropriate steps to deal with the situation and prevent incidents like this from happening in the future. The assignment drew immediate criticism from students and parents who felt that it was inappropriate and insensitive. Many felt that the assignment was a form of “normalizing” slavery and perpetuating racism. Some parents even called for the teacher responsible for the assignment to be fired.