Black Teacher Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against School
An Arizona high school teacher is headed to battle it out in court after she recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the school. The teacher claims she’s been constantly harassed by students who have been taunting her with racist foolery.
via Breaking Brown
A black teacher in Arizona is suing her school claiming that students harassed her and turned her job into a “nightmare.”
Students at Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista High School allegedly posted videos online of themselves tapping Dr. Cicely Cobb on the head with laminated bathroom passes. On Twitter, the students allegedly suggested that she join an all black dating site.
“I think I accidentally took Dr. Cobb’s class on black history, instead of junior English,” read another post by a student.
Even worse is a picture of Cobb which seems to depict her wearing blackface.
“The minstrel photo was absolutely sick,” she said. “Minstrel jokes were associated with my grandfather who was born in 1912 – that generation.”
One student even posted a picture of Cobb with the caption, “Dr. Cobb sighted working the corner,” implying that the teacher is a prostitute.
“That comment to me, from my perception, was extraordinarily sexist; extraordinarily racist,” Cobb said. “And, it hurt my heart.”
This culminated with Cobb filing a lawsuit in February claiming that she was “the victim of racial discrimination.”
Some may argue that high school teachers getting harassed by their students is common, but did these students go too far? Do you think the teacher should have sued?