Illinois teacher fired for using the words “White privilege” and “N-word” in one sentence on Facebook
In early June, the tolerant society of Illinois Palatine High School shuddered over a post on social media by one of the teachers. Jeanne Hedgepeth dared to label Black Lives Matter's weapon, namely “White privilege”, as racist as “N-word”.
“I am about facts, truth-seeking and love,” Hedgepeth wrote in the Facebook post that led to her termination. “I will speak on any topic I choose because I live in a free country. I find the term ‘white privilege’ as racist as the ‘N’ word. You have not walked in my shoes either so do not make assumptions about me and my so called privilege. You think America is racist? Then you’ve been hoodwinked by the white liberal establishment and race baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Travel the world and go see that every nation has racism and some more than others but few make efforts such as we do to mitigate or eliminate it,” Facebook post says.
The post was published back in June, but only now, when one of the local leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement called on the school district to get rid of the teacher who “molding minds”, Hedgepeth has lost its teacher status.
“I think that this point a lot of teachers and residents are now understanding that she needs to go,” community activist Tim McGowan said, according to news station WMAQ. “Everyone is entitled to speak out and to speak their mind, but as a teacher molding minds, it’s completely unacceptable to have those kinds of narrow ideas.”
After completing an internal investigation into Hedgepeth, the school district unanimously decided to fire the teacher.
Amid the events of recent months, which provoked a total fear of the "oppressed" Black society, white people who simply touch the topic of racism or mention the word "White" are losing their jobs.