‘We Do Not Need Another Black President’ Says Teacher To Black Class
Gil Voigt was suspended without pay from Fairfield Freshman School in Ohio, which could lead to his termination.
Superintendent Paul Otten told the Journal-News that the incident occurred while Voigt was speaking to an African-American student who had presidential aspirations.
“We do not need another black president,” Voigt reportedly said.
“He was talking to some students and said some things that were racially insensitive,” Fairfield City Schools Board President Dan Murray explained. “We take diversity in our school district very seriously with tolerance of people who are different. We just felt this teacher had crossed the line.”
Voigt has also received four other reprimands in recent years, including one for an “inappropriate racial comment” in 2008.