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White Middle-School Teacher in Baltimore Fired After Screaming Racist Slurs at Black Students

Image via screengrab/Facebook
Image via screengrab/Facebook

A white middle-school teacher in a Baltimore school has been fired after screaming racist invective at black students.

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Buzzfeed reports that the incident occurred on November 15 and was captured on video by a student in the classroom which was posted to Facebook by the student’s parent. As of Thursday, the video had been viewed over 3 million times.

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In the video the teacher can be seen yelling at a student, saying “Get out of my class.” She throws the student out of the classroom and addresses the rest of the class, asking who else needs to leave the classroom (everyone, I presume) and following that up by assuring them that “You’re getting zeroes for doing nothing … I give you my word.”

When that doesn’t give her quite the reaction she was expecting, she proceeds to yell a racist slur at her students and follows that up by telling them that they’re “gonna get shot.” As the classroom explodes, she yells “You’re stupid!” over and over again until the video cuts out. What a wonderful time to be alive.

Thankfully, this teacher is no longer employed. An official statement from the Baltimore City Public district states that the teacher involved in the incident has been fired. “We are committed to creating positive and equitable learning environments in school communities where all members are welcome, supported and valued” the statement reads, “No form of discriminatory behavior of any kind is or will be tolerated.”

Senior Writer, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

bittertaylor
The Real Unsharer

As a former teacher: Good. Nobody like this deserves to be a teacher.

One of my proudest moments as a teacher was getting a colleague who had been verbally abusive to her students fired. I later found out that many students and their parents had voiced concerns about her being verbally abusive, but the teacher kept escaping punishment because nobody could corroborate. I witnessed it and reported it, and they finally had enough to get rid of her.