North Carolina school district officials acted quickly to remove a question that appeared on a high school biology test that more than a few observers said was racist.
Here's how the question began: "LaShamanda has a heterozygous big bootie, the dominant trait. Her man Fontavius has a small bootie which is recessive. They get married and have a baby named LaPrincess..."
It concludes: "What is the probability that LaPrincess will inherit her mama's big bootie?"
One Charlotte mother didn't take kindly to the language.
“I was completely stunned,” she told WBTV-TV. “This is not appropriate language at all for the children in the school.”
The mother told WBTV she asked the teacher at Ardrey Kell High School for an explanation, especially since it made her daughter uncomfortable. The mother told the station she received an email back saying the question was part of a worksheet that had been passed down from other teachers and was part of the "Summer School Biology Notebook Packet" teachers were given by the school district.
"I apologize if it offended you or your child," the teacher reportedly wrote to the mother, WBTV said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said in a written statement the worksheet didn't appear to be created by the school system and has been removed from circulation, the Associated Press reported, adding that teachers have been asked to stop using it.