This question was brought to the media's attention by this tweet from the test-taker's sister:
my sister’s 6th grade social studies class took a quiz today and......... this is ridiculous.. harmful rhetoric in our education system is exactly why anti-asian hate crimes and racism persist today @CFBISD @BlalackMS do better
The school district tweeted within a day, that they had placed the the three teachers involved on administrative leave until their investigation is complete.
The full Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD statement reads:
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD values our diverse community of learners
and staff. Actions or language disrespecting any people group are not
acceptable and do not represent our core belief system.
Recently we learned of a situation where three teachers used
inappropriate language about Asian Americans on a secondary social
studies test. The words used on the test question were derogatory and
hurtful. The teachers have been placed on administrative leave until
the investigation is complete.
CFBISD recently launched a diversity training initiative for staff.
The district will enhance these training opportunities in an effort to
create a more inclusive and respectful environment.