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Veteran Bronx educator claims she was fired after refusing ‘Black Panther' salute

Added 02-20-21 06:29:04pm EST - “A Dominican-American Bronx educator, one year away from retirement, says she was fired after refusing to participate in the cross-arm,? "Wakanda forever" salute to Black power.” - Foxnews.com

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A Dominican-American Bronx educator, one year away from retirement, says she was fired after refusing to participate in the cross-arm, "Wakanda forever" salute to Black power.

 Rafaela Espinal, who identifies as Afro-Latina, says she was chastised for repeatedly refusing to mimic the gesture popularized in the 2018 Marvel Comic’s "Black Panther," during superintendent meetings, reported the New York Post Saturday.

According to a Manhattan Supreme Court suit against the city’s Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza and other top officials earlier this month, Espinal was "admonished and told that it was inappropriate for her not to participate" in the salute by the then-Bronx superintendent Meisha Ross Porter.

In the 2018 movie, the cross arm motion represents Black empowerment.  Though the film’s Director Ryan Coggler said the idea was largely taken from paraoh sculptures in ancient Egypt, coupled with it’s meaning of "love" or "hug" in American Sign Language, he said in a 2018 interview with Inverse.

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