White Brooklyn Teacher Calls Black Student ‘Monkey,’ Says Student’s Mother

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A teacher at JHS 234 in Brooklyn is under fire for allegedly asking a black student if she was a “monkey.”

PIX11 reports Deborah Perkins was alarmed to receive a phone call from her 12-year-old daughter in which the young girl described her teacher’s attempts to stop her and other students from talking while the morning announcements were taking place.

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Perkins said, “She told me, ‘My teacher called me and asked me if I was a monkey.’ She was, humiliated.”

The Department of Education said the incident is under investigation.

On Friday, a high school English teacher in Albany was put on leave after giving his students a persuasive writing assignment, in which they had to argue that “Jews are evil.”

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