A white middle school teacher in Pennsylvania is going viral after video of her yelling a racial slur and racist language at a Black parent made its rounds online.
Renee Greeley has been identified as the teacher in the footage. She is seen taunting Rasheed Noel, a Black man who she got into a fender bender with, and assumed Noel is on welfare, calling him a “n****r.”
The video begins with Noel saying, “I guess she’s done cursing and screaming.”
Then, it gets ugly quickly.
“You’re probably on welfare, too,” Greeley says while wiping something off the truck’s bumper.
“Not even a little bit. Six figures a year,” replies Noel.
“Bullsh*t,” Greeley responds. “It’s ‘cuz I’m young and I’m Black is the reason why you would say that,” he then says.
“That’s right, because you’re Black,” she says. “Probably on welfare. That’s right, always looking to milk the system. And you see me, a white woman, so you think I got money.”
“Not even a little bit,” Noel responds. “Don’t even look like you got it. Not even a little bit,”
“Go back to your welfare, your section 8 house,” the teacher says.
Noel then claimed he lives in a 3,200-square foot house.
“Oh shut up,” Greeley replies.
Noel tells Greeley multiple times she’s mad and nervous. “F*ck off, n****r,” she says.
“I’m sorry?” Noel responds.
“You heard me,” Greeley says.
“This situation can change real quick,” Noel replies.
“Oh yeah? What are you going to do about it?” Greely prompts.
Noel responds: “You better stay over there is what I’m going to tell you.”
“Oh yeah? Come on, bring it on,” says Greeley.
The video then ends.
Greeley is reportedly a teacher at Drexel Middle School in the Upper Darby School District near Philadelphia and is on administrative leave as the school district investigates.
On Facebook, Rasheed Noel says the school district is handling the situation well. “I commend the Upper Darby school district for taking quick action on this teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School. They are doing everything in their power to make sure people like this teacher become non existent in any school,” he wrote.
“Listen close at 1:17 what she calls me (N****). She hits my car and acts like this on school property in front of students and staff. After meeting with the superintendent of Upper Darby school district and his staff, I’m hear to say they absolutely care about their community. #ZeroTolerance.”
On her LinkedIn page, Greeley writes that she’s in her 23rd year of teaching “Business/Computers/Information Technology.”
We’ll keep you updated as more details surrounding this story become available.
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