A video taken by a Black student appears to show a Florida high school teacher gaslighting students about slavery and the N-word, resulting in the school placing the teacher under investigation, the International Business Times reports.
A TikTok user named Hector who goes by @elnegrosabrosoo shared the video he took of his AP government class at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Florida. In the video, the teacher can be heard suggesting that Black slaves were not whipped by white people and that the N-word is simply an insult meaning an ignorant person or “not well-educated person.”
“The N-Word just means ignorant,” the teacher says. “It doesn’t have any other meaning in any other vocabulary other than ‘You are a stupid person. You are not well read. You are not well-educated.’ That’s what it means.”
In a post to Twitter this Sunday, the school said that the matter is being investigated.
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