After a white Florida teacher was suspended for repeatedly used the N-word in class and telling his 7th and 8th graders not to date Black people "because they are not worth it," people are demanding the school district fire him.
David Swinyar, who has been teaching in the Duval County school board system since 2012, teaches math at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville. Although the school has 1,148 students, only 22.6 percent of the student body is Black, reported CNN.
According to one student, Swinyar made the racist comments in Oct. 2017 while he and students were discussing relationships.
"If your boyfriend says bad things to you and/or treats you wrong, that means he's acting like a n****r" Swinyar said according to student testimony. You all should not be dating all these different African-American boys because they are not worth it."
According to the school’s investigative report, Swinyar also used the N-word during an argument with a student.
"If my daughter was dating someone who used the 'f' word, I wouldn't have any respect for that n****r," a student recalled Swinyar saying.
After he was confronted by a student for making the comments, Swinyar allegedly said, "I would never say that, but if I did, I am sorry."
Based on an investigation conducted by the school, Swinyar received a 10-day unpaid suspension for his behavior on Wednesday. Swinyar will also get a letter of reprimand and a mandatory referral to the Employee Assistance Program, WFOX-WJAX reports.
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