This teacher allegedly told students to not date African Americans and said other racist remarks in front of students. School district officials say teacher David Swinyar repeatedly used the n-word while teaching 7th and 8th graders.
A student told a school board investigator that Swinyar said, “If your boyfriend says bad things to you and/or treats you wrong, that means he’s acting like a n***r. You all should not be dating all these different African American boys because they are not worth it.”
The report also says that in a separate incident, Swinyar used the n-word during an argument with a student, stating, “If my daughter was dating someone who used the ‘f’ word, I wouldn’t have any respect for that n***r. If [my daughter] was dating someone and that “n” said the “f” word, I would beat him up.” When a student confronted Swinyar about his language, the report says he said he “would never” say the n-word.
Kernan Middle School suspended Swinyar for 10 days without pay for the racist remarks and calling students “dumb.” The middle school has more than 1,000 students, roughly 23% of whom are African American. Swinyar is appealing the suspension, and time will tell which way authorities sway.