Elementary School Teacher Fired After Blaming The McKinney Pool Party On Blacks For “Causing Problems” And “Racial Tension”
Karen Fitzgibbons, until recently a 4th grade teacher at Bennett Elementary in Lubbock, Texas, was fired, due to her racist post on Facebook. This is the second time in recent history that a school employee has been fired for posting or commenting (Alberto Iber, principal of North Miami Senior High School in Florida) on Facebook regarding the McKinney Pool Party incident.
She implied a need for racial segregation in her post on Facebook.
The statement she posted was insensitive, disgusting, offensive, and disrespectful.
She said, “I’m going to just go ahead and say it … the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.’ I guess that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education. I’m sure their parents are just as guilty for not knowing what their kids were doing; or knew it and didn’t care. I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something. Now, let the bashing of my true and honest opinion begin…. GO! #imnotracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble #itwasatagedcommunity”
Can an elementary teacher be hateful, racist, arrogant, and unstable? How does she treat children from other races in the classroom? Does she segregate black children in the classroom like she said in her post?
What she said was extreme, and the ridiculous part is that she didn’t apologize for what she posted, she said “it was not directed at any one person or group,” she instead, “apologized to the appropriate people.”
She continued with, “It was not an educational post; it was a personal experience post,” Fitzgibbons told the Avalanche-Journal.
This is scary, disappointing, and extreme that an elementary teacher can be this hateful and offensive toward any race, no matter what color or culture they come from. It’s just as easy to teach love as it is hate.