Sunday, October 5, 2008

Middle-School Teacher Uses N-Word to Describe Obama to Students

You'll remember, I assume, the recent racist events surrounding this year's presidential campaign. Most recently, Barack Obama was hung in effigy at a Christian university (how Christian of them). Earlier, racist Obama Waffles at this year's Family Values Conference (how family-minded). Now, a Florida teacher has not only abused his position by speaking about political matters at a middle school, he also used the N-word to refer to Obama.

The 7th grade teacher, Greg Howard, asked his students what "change" stood for in relation to Obama. He spelled out the word as follows:

C - Come
H - Help
A - a
N - N*gger
G - Get
E - Elected

The school suspended Howard without pay for 10 days and removed him from his position at the school. However, according to school officials, he has not been fired --- as he should be --- he was instead transferred to Jackson Country Adult Education where he continues to teach.

As I said, this person should be fired, period. If you wish to register your opinion, you can call the following people:

Daniel G. Sims, Superintendent of Schools - 850-482-1200 ext. 210
Larry Moore, Deputy Superintendent - 850-482-1200 ext. 209
Hue Reynolds, Interim Director, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Florida Department of Eduction - (850) 245-0413, Hue.Reynolds@fldoe.org

Watch a video report:

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

More on the n-word:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP2U0jmZjec

MomAtHome said...

Why can't we see each other as "people' that's who we are no matter the race, color or creed, we are all people.

Cross Country Home Services said...

According to school officials, he has not been fired --- as he should be --- he was instead transferred to Jackson Country Adult Education where he continues to teach.