Ohio Teacher Suspended For Telling Student ‘We Don’t Need Another Black President’
A Cincinnati suburb high school teacher is likely to be fired after telling an African-American student that “we don’t need another black President.” Fairfield Freshman School teacher Gil Voigt was suspended without pay after making the racist remark to the black student, who had just told him that he wanted to be President someday. The incident took place earlier this month and was confirmed by several other students in the room at the time.
Voigt is being accused of violating policies related to staff ethics, staff-student relations and harassment. “We intend to uphold board policies and hold teachers accountable for the essential functions of the teacher-job description, ” said Assistant Superintendent Roger Martin. However, Voigt is saying that the student misheard him and was known for being a troublemaker in class.
The science teacher had been disciplined for his behavior on several other occasions. He received a verbal warning for making an inappropriate racial comment in 2008 and another one last year for calling a student “stupid.” Voigt has also received verbal warnings for failing to use the adopted curriculum and improper use of school technology.
Earlier this month, an Akron teacher was fired for a racist Facebook rant on his page that included use of the N-word on several occasions. In the racist Facebook post, former teacher David Spondike wrote: “When you whip out your teeny d*cks and piss on the telephone pole in front of my yard and a bunch of preschoolers and toddlers, you can take your ni**er-ass back where it came from. I don’t have anything against anyone of any color, but ni**ers, stay out!”
(Photo: Fairfield Freshman School)