Parent shocked over 'Nazi mascot' assignment

Jamie Brown said he was first shocked and dismayed, but that quickly turned to disappointment Monday when he saw his sixth grader's social studies homework assignment.

"I think more so a bad decision made by one individual teacher," said Brown.

A Shiloh Middle School social studies teacher assigned this task to the students:

"When you talk about mascots, mascots are used to be happy, to promote something, a positive representation like Uga, UGA so really we doing a Nazi party mascot? What are we celebrating?" asked Brown.

Brown said the assignment was not only inappropriate, but inappropriately adds to the current state of affairs in our own country.

"I just don't think, right now, at this time and place in America this is the time for that. We need to start looking at the things that bring us together and stop looking at things that separate us as a human race," said Brown.

Brown also said he wondered just how many other children and parents were offended and taken aback at this homework assignment.

"I can only imagine the pain of other students the pain of other students that are of Jewish descent that you would be forced to draw something that is absolutely demeaning to not only u but an entire race of people and this nation for fear of getting and for a failing grade," Brown said.

Gwinnett County Schools released a statement to FOX 5 News which reads: