Segregation may have been outlawed in 1964 with the passing of the Civil Rights Act, but that did not prevent racism from surviving through the current times. A Texas teacher was fired after she posted a racist remark on her Facebook page.
Former school teacher Karen Fitzgibbons wrote a personal remark on her Facebook page regarding a recent incident that took place in Texas. “’The blacks are the ones causing the problems and this racial tension,’” she wrote. “’I’m almost to the point of wanting them segregated.’”
The Fresnship Independent School District launched an investigation into the matter and concluded that Fitzgibbons had acted in an inappropriate and unprofessional manner. Fitzgibbons was subsequently fired from her position at the Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, a Lubbock suburb.
“’We are disappointed,’” the Frenship ISD stated in a press release. “’The employee who is responsible for the social media post has been relieved of her duties here. This recent conduct was unacceptable.’”
Fitzgibbons’ offending Facebook post was in reference into a recent dubbed the McKinney Pool Party Incident. People at the Boraie Development (njspotlight) know that the McKinney Pool Party Incident occurred when a group of teenagers decided to throw a pool party in the Texas town. Police were called to the scene where many of the teens attempted to flee or act in an uncooperative manner.
A white police officer arrested a 14-year-old black girl, clad in a bikini. The girl was mildly uncooperative and officer wrestled the teen to the ground, sparking national outrage and claims of racial profiling.