Chicago Teacher Files Lawsuit For Using The ‘N’ Word

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A teacher in Chicago utilized the ‘N-word’ to teach his students a lesson on derogatory language, and was later suspended from his job for using “verbally abusive” language, as documented on an official civil rights complaint filed last Thursday.

The teacher, Lincoln Brown, employed at Murray Language Academy, has since filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education, citing the suspension violated his rights of the due process clause of the 5th amendment.

According to the document, Brown saw that his 6th grade students were “unsettled” about a note being passed around with rap lyrics allegedly containing the ‘N-word.’ In response, Brown conducted a discussion about the criticism of the word, claiming it had “harmful and abusive” effects.

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Chicago Teacher Lincoln Brown Uses N-Word During Classroom Discussion, Sues CPS Over Suspension: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

2 Responses to Chicago Teacher Files Lawsuit For Using The ‘N’ Word

  1. Stephen Young February 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    I personally never use that word, or any words that people find offensive. Further, rules are in place for a reason. The teacher should have sought permission to use that word as a teachable moment. But, after all that had been said and done, no harm was done. So, I say kudos to the teacher.

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