Teacher Fired For Being White
My name is Brandy Stokes and I am a former teacher at Brentwood
Middle School in Charleston, SC. I have been in all of the local news
media and recently took my story national on the Larry Elders Show
which will air this Monday, Nov. 1, at 12 noon.
Myself and several other teachers were fired because we are white
and now we cannot teach in the state of SC.
I had students calling me honkey, cracker, and several other vulgar
names too bad to mention. I also had a student sexually harass me and
climb through my window singing rap songs about raping a white b****.
I went to my principal and her response was that we had to accept
their behavior because it was their culture, she also rolled her eyes
at me and said "oh here we go again another white teacher trying to
bring these kids down."
I love teaching and I chose to teach because I quit school and
wanted to help prevent kids from making the same mistake that I did. I
have three small boys 5, 2, and 9 months and I am struggling so badly,
as I said, I can no longer teach the principal made it very clear to
me that she was going to "snowball" my career and that is just what
she has done. So here I sit wanting to take this horrid experience
that happened to me and turn it into something positive.
I am currently forming an advocacy group called Tough Teachers that
is designed to be a group where teachers can come to for support,
advice, assistance, challenges, and changes. I want to change things
within our public school systems and put teachers back in power to
have control of their classrooms.
I need all of your help....This group is for ALL teachers not just
ones that feel they have been discriminated against. Please contact me
if you are interested in joining and helping me get this group up and
running. You can reach me by email at email@example.com or
As teachers, we need to stand united and fight for our rights. I
went to school for 4 years to fulfill my passion to teach and now one
principal whose heart was filled with hatred blocked me from ever
teaching in SC again. So many teachers out there go through situations
like mine and other situations that are wrong and they don't know
where to go or who to turn to. I am going to be the person that you
all can come to and I am determined to dedicate my life to challenge
the school districts and school boards to make change in our public
You see, ALL kids have the right to learn and ALL teachers have the
right to teach regardless of race, gender, religion, etc.....I am so
proud of all of you who chose to dedicate your lives to teaching, for
an education is the best gift that you could ever give to someone and
it takes special people to give that gift. You all should be extremely
proud of yourselves and never forget that teachers deserve rights.....
Please pass this on to your co workers and any other teachers you
feel this group may benefit. I really need your help to get my group
up and running. Again, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can
reach me at 843-437-6246
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