Texas 3rd-Grade Teacher Resigns After Anti-Muslim Remarks And Wishing Ebola Would ‘Take Out Obama’
A third grade teacher in Texas is resigning amid accusations that she has used racist remarks on conservative Internet talk show “Tommy’s Garage”, and made “jokes” about President Obama being infected with the Ebola virus in order to “take one for the team.”
[su_center_ad]Angela Box expressed her disgust with President Obama and her frustration with Muslims on food stamps asking for specially prepared food, according to KHOU.
Box denies having used the “n-word” which community activist Quanell X alleges.
“I don’t believe in judging people by the color of their skin. I, actually, like Martin Luther King did, shockingly, judge people by the content of their character,” Box said.
Box’s annual salary is $50,100.
The Houston Chronicle reports:
Trustees of the Houston Independent School District did not discuss the settlement publicly before their 6-0 vote to approve the deal.
In a statement Thursday, Box said she would miss her students and treasure the time she spent with them. She said “character assassination” by community activist Quanell X, who had accused Box of using a racial slur, made it impossible for her to remain in her job.
“As I have said before, opposing President Obama and sounding the alarm about radical Islam does not make me a racist,” the statement said, adding that she did not utter the racial epithets Quanell X had attributed to her.
“I am considering all my legal options regarding the conduct from Mr. X and others. I expect to have an announcement as early as next Monday regarding my future steps.”
Regardless of her defensive posturing, in online clips Box could be heard referring to “bacon-haters,” and using profanity in connection with Muslims and asking, “Can’t Ebola just take one for the team and take out Obama?”
“District administrators recommended accepting Box’s offer of resignation after determining it was in the best interest of the school and its students,” HISD said in a statement Thursday.
Box said last month that she understands that the show may not be appropriate for children, according to KHOU.
“No I don’t want children to watch it. That’s cuckoo talk,” Box said. “But we’re adults and it plays on midnights on a cable access station. It’s a comedy satire show for people that have strong opinions.”
Box will get 3 months pay. I wonder if any of her young students were of the Muslim faith. [su_csky_ad]