NY School's Essay Topic: Why 'Jews Are Evil'
Albany principal apologizes over English class 'thought experiment'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The principal of Albany High School is apologizing to students and families after an English teacher asked the teens to turn in an essay making the case that "Jews are evil." No, the teacher isn't an anti-Semite (we hope)—it was one of those "thought experiments" in which students are supposed to hone their skills of persuasion by arguing a bizarre position. In this case, the teacher asked them to think like Nazis, reports the Times Union.

"You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!" the assignment read. While the principal says there was no "malice or intent to cause any insensitivities," the language was so charged that a third of the class refused to write the essay. No word yet on whether the unidentified teacher will be disciplined. Daily Intel thinks the craziest part is that the assignment asked students to draw from Nazi propaganda, history class, and "any experiences you have." Experiences "with ... Jews being evil?" asks Dan Amira. (The Times Union notes it's not New York state's first such issue this year.)

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JenniferBivins
Aug 31, 2015 6:14 PM CDT
The research of essay topics helped me to understand that this case is not a single. During analyzing the niche of essay writing services(http://essaycritic.blogspot.com/) I've found that students send the whole text of the assignment to support and it consists of instructor name, school, topic, deadline, etc. Here is some weird topics: "I turned white to black" "Racial domination as the basis of society" "Back to slavery"
Sam Thomas
Oct 31, 2013 9:00 AM CDT
1) The 1965 Immigration Act 2) Communism 3) The Federal Reserve 4) Most of the wars in history, but not all and they know this is true 5) Feminism 6) The Frankfurt School 7) Stealing Palestine 8) The USS Liberty 9) Susan Sontag 10) Noel Ignatiev 11) Abrahamic Religions 12) NAACP 13) SPLC 14) Human Trafficking 15) Organ Harvesting 16) Metzitzah B'peh 17) AIPAC 18) The IRS 20) Hollywood 21) Porn Industry I could go on for hours
Imhotep
Apr 14, 2013 9:19 AM CDT
Can't we all just get along