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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)

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  • Kris

    Some actions cannot be condoned and bigotry by a teacher is one of them.

    • mcorps

      He should be fired for being stupid. Having said that, define bigotry. I have heard that a bigot is anyone winning an argument with a liberal.

      • Kris

        Real awarding comment.

      • Debra Ranson

        I don’t recall anyone ever winning an argument with a liberal…….

        • Melvin Moten

          Well they consider yelling loudest as winning.

          • Sally L. Sennett

            “They” How Republican of you…

        • Melinda Craig

          because we’re always right? 🙂

          • Debra Ranson


      • Karen Hayes

        I didn’t know Republicans could win an argument with a Liberal… or even enter into one for that matter. Most Republicans usually respond to an argument with “well what about…” and go for a cheap shot or repeat some Fox news bite loudly….. and its all over.

        • Wrong, most liberals are the ones who respond to an argument with, “Well, what about…” Usually followed up with “Bush”.

  • Andrew Diodato

    I am ashamed to say that I am an ex-teacher with the likes of this guy in the profession. You can just see the white hood over his head.

  • I have to agree with the teacher from Akron. Some of these thugs have no shame, and deserve to be called that.