An Illinois school system has terminated a substitute teacher indefinitely for presenting racial slurs to students in her classroom. It started when several students were discussing their race, which the substitute identified them as “African American.”
This phrase has been a subject of speculation in society lately as most Americans of a different color do not identify with Africa, thus proposing to drop it from the term itself. One of the students mentioned that she was actually from Jamaica and did not consider herself an African American, when the substitute rebutted that “It is a politically correct term. Back in the day, we called them n****rs.”.
It was alleged that the teacher continued to use the word several times in the duration of the 80-minute class period and also referred to them as slaves. This shocked and disheartened many students who felt very offended.
Along with the students, the parents were outraged and immediately reported the substitute and her alleged racial slurs to the school board promptly. Parents ans school officials have moved their frustrations to law enforcement to press charges of a hate crime or disorderly conduct. The school district did confirm that these alleged events did take place and the substitute also corroborated her story.
A spokesperson from the district confirmed that her employment was terminated.