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Teacher who told 11-year-old biracial girl she was lucky she wasn't picking cotton no longer employed at Oregon school


Added 06-13-19 01:13:02am EST - “A teacher is no longer working at an Oregon school for criticizing a biracial girl.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Teacher who told 11-year-old biracial girl she was lucky she wasn’t picking cotton no longer employed at Oregon school”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An Oregon school teacher is out of a job after making disparaging comments to a biracial, 11-year-old girl.

Jasmyn Spencer was eating lunch May 31 with her friends at Linwood Elementary School in Milwaukie, Ore., when the employee chided the kids for misbehaving.

“The teacher was like, you’re lucky I’m not making you pick cotton and clean my house and stuff like that,” said Jasmyn. “It made my feel really sad and targeted.”

Jasmyn’s mom, Syreeta Spencer, learned of the harangue when her daughter returned home from school that day. She immediately went to the school to meet with the principal.

“If she were to curse at the kids or yell at them, that’s forgivable and we can work past that,” said Spencer. “To say something about picking cotton and cleaning and painting houses, that’s deeper than that and it’s not something that just slips out.”

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