The local NAACP has demanded accountability after Lafayette’s primary school teacher Julie Collie used the term when commenting on a Facebook group.
Civil rights groups and parents are demanding that Louisiana teachers be fired after using n-word in a Facebook post.
Julie CollieA teacher at Osun Elementary School in Lafayette used a slur when commenting in a group called “Whatz Goin On in Acadiana.”
Acadiana is one of the southernmost districts of Louisiana, with 22 parishes and is known for its strong influence in France, Creole and Cajun.
Cory replied to a post about presents for the new semester, writing in a comment to the start time of the event: Cameron Street?that is [n-word]Bill after a dark laugh. “
The post has been removed from the group’s page, but remains in the screenshot.
Marja BroussardDistrict D, Vice President of the NAACP Louisiana State Conference, issued a statement on Collie’s words. write in, “We were appalled and hurt, but sad to know that someone who was tasked with guiding and raising children easily shared such hatred for black and brown people in public forums. I wasn’t surprised. The racist anti-Black spirit has lived in our community for decades, and we face it every time until it’s eradicated. “
“We do not tolerate this prejudice that continues to hurt our youth and further hurt the story of our black children being second-class citizens,” she continued. “The NAACP Louisiana State Council is calling on the Lafayette Parish Board of Education and Supervisors, along with district leaders and members. Irma Trosclair Immediately begin racial and cultural diversity training for all staff. “
Cory is a tutor and is assigned to monitor her suspension at school.
Broussard adds: Black staff). “
She “immediately removes Collie from Trosclair, the director of the Lafayette parochial school system, from her ability to further hurt students, especially blacks and browns, indigenous peoples, and immigrants, or from her ability to continue teaching this idea to innocent students. I called. I trusted her care. “
An official at the Lafayette Parish School System simply said: “LPSS is aware of this situation and is conducting a thorough investigation into this issue. This is a personnel issue and no further information will be shared.”
Local news agency KATC Please note that suspensions and other disciplinary actions are a matter of public record, and Colley’s education certificate is also active and up-to-date.
Broussard added that Colley’s comments are important. “History proves that the school-to-prison pipeline is perpetuated by this racist idealism (teacher), which appears very comfortable around the world. After 6:30 pm, it’s too dark to lose human dignity, and it’s just worthy of enslavement, prisons, and demolished business. “
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