Black Mom Recordsdata Authorized Declare After Listening to Instructor’s Racist Rant on Zoom
A black mother filed a lawsuit against a school district after a teacher allegedly racist abuse after forgetting to log out of a student-teacher session held at Zoom.
According to Fox 11, the mother of a black sixth grade student, Katura Stokes, filed a lawsuit against the Palmdale School District in California last week. The mother overheard a racist rant directed against her son and family by a teacher who had not canceled her Zoom meeting after a student-teacher session.
The teacher, who taught visual arts, science and technology at Desert Willow Magnet Academy, heard negative comments about her race on the Zoom video, according to the claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit.
ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported that former science teacher Kimberly Newman, who resigned after the incident, made derogatory remarks without realizing the call was still active, and the mother recorded her spitting out the words that she said.
“I mean these parents, they are something for (expletive) pieces. Black. He is black. They are a black family, ”she says in the recording. “Your son learned to lie to everyone and to apologize. Because you taught him to apologize that nothing was his fault. That’s what black people do. That’s what black people do. “
Family lawyer John C. Taylor said, “The horrific comments the teacher made on the video are really heartbreaking for a mother and her young son. It is unthinkable that an educator would mock and belittle this family, and there is no doubt that this incident marked them. All children are entitled to a non-discriminatory educational experience. This video showed what minority students often see behind the scenes today. “
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