NYC Spanish teacher claims she was fired for using “negro” word in class

The Epoch Times reports that a Spanish teacher in the Bronx  said she was fired for using the word “Negro” in class. Petrona Smith, a 65-year-old junior high school teacher at P.S. 211, called a student “Negro” but she said she was using the Spanish word for the color “black,” reported the New York Post. Smith filed a lawsuit after she was ousted from her job. “They haven’t even accounted for how absurd it is for someone who’s black to be using a racial slur to a student,” Shaun Reid, Smith’s attorney, told the paper. “Talk about context! There’s a lot of things wrong here.”

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