A Florida teacher, David Swinyar who teaches Math at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, FL, has been suspended after he repeatedly use the “N word” in the classroom. Its also been reported that he told his 7th and 8th graders “not to date African-American’s because they’re not worth it.”
Just after lunch on October 6, 2017, a student told a school board investigator that their teacher, Swinyar, and students were discussing relationships according to CNN.
“If your boyfriend says bad things to you and or treats you wrong, that means he’s acting like a n—–,” Swinyar said according to student testimony in a school district investigative report. “You all should not be dating all these different African-American boys because they are not worth it.”
In a letter sent to CNN, after the news source first posted the story, the Superintendent of Duval County Schools, Patricia Willis stated, “Following the employee’s suspension without pay, he will be reassigned to an appropriate district position with no contact with students for the remainder of the year,” said Willis. “As an annual contract employee, Mr. Swinyar’s employment contract with the district expires June 30, 2018. In May, recommendations for contract renewals for all annual employees will be considered.”
Raciism is real, and we have to do all that we can to protect our innoncent children.