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Florida Teacher Receives 10-Day Suspension After Telling Students Dating African-American Boys Isn’t Worth It

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Florida Teacher Receives 10-Day Suspension After Telling Students Dating African-American Boys Isn’t Worth It

A teacher at Kernan middle school in Jacksonville, Florida received a 10-day suspension after allegedly telling students “You should not be dating all these different African-American boys because they are not worth it.”

Teacher David Swinyar, who is also accused of using the n-word with his students and demeaning them by calling them “idoits,” was suspended Tuesday night by the Duval County School Board.

In a letter that went out to parents notifying them of the investigation into the 48-year-old’s behavior, the school board assures proper protocol was taken. In addition to the 10-day suspension without pay, a letter of reprimand will be placed in Swinyar’s personnel file.

“We take this very seriously and are committed to ensuring that we strongly enforce the code of ethics for all our educators,” the letter reads. “The type of behavior demonstrated by the teacher is unacceptable and will not be tolerated because it does not reflect the positive learning environment we are committed to building at Kernan Middle School.”

In October of last year, while teaching his math class, Swinyar had a conversation with students about the word “fuck.”

“If my daughter was dating someone who used the ‘f’ word, I wouldn’t have any respect for that n****r,” Swinyar said, according to the report.

“If your boyfriend says bad things to you and/or treats you wrong, that means that he’s acting like a n****r. You all should not be dating all these different African Americans boys because they are not worth it.”

Swinyar denied his comments despite being heard by two dozen students in his class who all acted as witnesses for the report. Students said they were shocked and wanted to “go on a rampage” after hearing the epithet. They also say Swinyar “loves to talk about politics and Donald Trump.”

Associate Editor. All Black Media

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