(PRINCESS ANNE, Md.)- A video posted to Facebook of a 6-year-old girl explaining to her mother what she learned in school goes viral. The video now has more than 16,000 views and 600 shares.
"She said, 'mommy, why do black kids go to a different place than white skin kids?'" said Amanda Furniss, mother. "I asked her what she was talking about and she told me how her teacher said brown skin kids go to a hot place and white skin kids stay here. I took out my phone and started recording her."
School officials say, it was a misunderstanding by the child of the school's Black History month curriculum.
"We had a classroom teach who has been following the standards that have been established," said John Gaddis, Somerset County School District Superintendent. "And one of the standards deals with identifying the controbutions of people past and present, such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, and the current president."