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Art mission to college in North Carolina infuriates parents over sexual imagery

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Art mission to college in North Carolina infuriates parents over sexual imagery

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Sixth-grade students at a North Carolina school were tasked with studying a picture featuring a sexually explicit act as part of an artistic assignment, rabid parents say.

Following the unrest, the principal of Kennedy Middle School in Charlotte is pledging to ensure that teachers only post verified images and links on digital learning platforms for his students, according to the WSOC.

“It was brought to my attention that there were inappropriate artist images that were inadvertently included in a grade 6 art lesson while the teacher was on maternity leave,” Principal Kevin said. Sudimack in a press release. “I worked with the art teacher to have the images removed from the CANVAS platform.”

Art mission to college in North Carolina infuriates parents over sexual imagery

 | Breaking News UpdatesThe artwork attributed to the class, by Kara Walker, is titled “Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred b’tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart”. Walker is shown here in front of part of this room, attending the opening reception for the Collection’s Contemporary Art Relocation at MOMA on June 29, 2010 in New York, City. Jason Kempin / Getty Images, File

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Parent Samantha Davis told the WSOC she was “shocked” to see the artwork as part of her daughter’s curriculum.

“I understand that the subject is appropriate for college and adults,” she said. “I don’t find this artist and what she describes as something age-appropriate for college kids.”

“Shooting it is good, it’s great – but it shouldn’t have been there in the first place,” Davis added.

The artwork, by Kara Walker, is titled “Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred b’tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart”.

“This work is based on deliberate misreading of historical texts like ‘Gone with the Wind.’ I wanted to make sure that there would still be that sense of guilt in the shutout or the desire to remove the unseemly and disgusting part. of history, of any history, ”Walker told the Museum of Modern Art. “But in particular, the story I’m talking about always comes down to an American mythology that involves race, slavery – a sadomasochistic construct that underlies the narrative of American history.”

Fox News has contacted Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for further comment.

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