Hi @PeelSchools, please be informed that a grade school teacher with your district is 1) openly mocking her students’ appearance and posting photos of them on social media 2) tagging the location of the school on her Instagram, putting them in danger. pic.twitter.com/Y3JNwz8EIf— Fool of a Took! (@giaper) June 2, 2018
A substitute teacher in Canada is under investigation after her racist post was shared on Twitter.
The unnamed teacher, who happened to be white, uploaded a post on Instagram where she compared a black child’s hair with a character from the 1996 movie “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.”
The character, she compared the child with was holding a gun in his hand. “Who rocked it better? LOLOLOL.” read the caption of the image.
The Peel District School Board (PDSB) discovered the post after a concerned woman called out the teacher’s inappropriate behavior and attached a screenshot of her post on Twitter.
After the backlash on social media, the post was deleted.
According to reports, the teacher has been banned from meeting any students or conducting any classes until her investigation is completed.
Carla Pereira, a spokesperson for PDSB, called the teacher’s behavior “simply unacceptable” and said “You’d be hard pressed to look at that particular image and say that it’s not a post that would be considered racism.”
“You look at it, you look at the use of black stereotypes and you look at how the child is being compared to another individual in not a very nice way. I think you’d be very hard pressed to say that it’s not anti-black racism – even though that’s what we’re hearing from some members of the community who are saying it’s just a joke it’s really not racist,” she added.
The teacher could face a verbal warning, sensitivity training or even termination.
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