Florida Teacher Accused Of Playing 'Slave Game' With Students, Used N-Word In Classroom

Paula Rogo Apr, 05, 2018

Parents are angry at a Florida school teacher who played a “slave game” and used the N-word in the classroom, but has yet to be suspended.

Parents, whose children attend Dinsmore Elementary School in Jacksonville, Fl., say that took their complaints to the administration two months ago.

“She said the N-word,” parent Maurisha McCants told The New York Daily News. “She also stated that she wanted to have a black baby but didn’t feel comfortable bringing one home because of how her parents would feel about the situation,”

Another parent told Action Jax News that the kids had played a slave game, though it is not clear what that game entailed.

Duval County Public Schools spokesperson Laureen Ricks told Action Jax News the teacher, who remains unnamed, was being investigated.

“Because this is actively being reviewed, we are unable to discuss more at this time,” Ricks said. “The school immediately reported this to both the District Office of Professional Standards and the Department of Children and Families as soon as they became aware of the allegations.”

But parents are dissatisfied with the response: “It’s like they’re pushing it under the rug,” McCants told the news station. “She’s bringing her personal preferences into the classroom. If you’re a teacher, you’re supposed to be teaching and that’s it.”

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