The Lafayette Parish University Program is investigating a social media comment in which it appears that an Ossun Elementary teacher makes use of the n-word.
The remark, which was created on a article about a university offer giveaway on Cameron Street, claims that the community is “‘n-word’ville” just after dark.
The woman who appears to have manufactured this remark is detailed on university web-sites as an in-school suspension facilitator and tutor at Ossun Elementary, which according to on line information is bulk African-American.
Here is the statement from LPSS:
“LPSS is conscious of this situation and is conducting a extensive investigation into the make any difference. Since this is a staff difficulty, no further more info will be shared.”
In fact, a lot of staff actions – this sort of as suspensions or terminations – must be authorized by the School Board and will seem on the board’s agendas, which are community document.
Louisiana teaching certificates also are public document. A lookup of the Louisiana instruction department’s internet site turned up no certificates for the woman’s name.
Below is a assertion on the concern from Marja Broussard, Vice President of District D for the NAACP Louisiana Point out Convention.
“We are appalled and hurt, but sadly not stunned to learn an individual entrusted to guide and nurture our young children, so simply shared these types of hatred for Black and Brown folks, in a public forum. The racist anti-Black mentality has been alive in our neighborhood for decades, and we will stand up from it each individual time right until it is eradicated.
“We will not tolerate this bigotry that proceeds to traumatize our youth and more the narrative that our Black young children are 2nd-course citizens. The NAACP Louisiana Point out Meeting, along with our district leaders and associates, are calling on the Lafayette Parish Faculty Board and Superintendent Irma Trosclair to institute racial and cultural variety trainings for all employees quickly.
“We need some thing at last be accomplished to make sure faculties are additional racially varied in college students, personnel and leadership. It is of grave problem that (the trainer) is the disciplinarian charged with checking and educating Black and Brown students who are assigned to In-College Suspension, at Ossun Elementary University (an elementary school with the vast majority Black college students, but minority Black staff members).
“We are contacting on Superintendent Trosclair to quickly remove (the trainer) from any capability to more traumatize learners, particularly Black and Brown, Indigenous, and immigrants or from any capacity to continue to educate this mentality to innocent college students reliable in her treatment. Primarily considering the fact that heritage has tested the faculty-to-jail pipeline is perpetuated by this racist ideology (the trainer) so comfortably displayed to all of the world – that Blacks will always be the “N-phrase,” and only worthy of enslavement, prisons, and torn-down businesses on the North Side of city, and where it can be also darkish for any human dignity after 6:30 p.m.”