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Teacher fired for saying 'negro' in Spanish class

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/25/2013 @ 9:27 pm In Education | No Comments

(New York Post) A Bronx teacher says her language lesson was lost in translation when she was fired for calling a student “Negro” — though she claims she was simply using the Spanish word for the color “black” at the time, according to a new lawsuit.

The non-tenured junior high instructor, Petrona Smith, 65, was booted from the bilingual PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult.

Smith, who is black and a native of the West Indies, has been unemployed since her ouster.

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