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Teacher Accused of “Nappy-Headed” Slur

[Los Angeles Sentinel]

According to 13-year-old Brea Persley (a Black student), one of her teachers, Kelly Dempsey (a White teacher), scolded her in front of the entire science class saying, “sit your nappy-headed self down.”  Then her mother, Shronda Williams, apparently complained to the school about the matter and her daughter was removed from the school.

In fact, Williams reportedly said that the principal of the school, Giselle Edman, told her she was “happy” the teacher made the comment and that “bad things need to happen to mean kids.”

Dempsey has since called Brea’s mother and apologized for the comment, but that has not lessened the indignity of the slur in the eyes of Williams especially since she feels that Edman has not disciplined Dempsey (enough) and has not taken the matter seriously.  Edman is also Black.

To read more go to the Los Angeles Sentinel

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