A Florida teacher is under investigation for telling students she has a right to "dislike Blacks" because she was attacked on a train in Atlanta as a teen.
Tracey Brown, a teacher at Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, Osceola County, was teaching an online class on Monday when she made the statement to a student.
The student told Brown that some black people live in communities where cops "do not treat them right."
"Stop right there, David," Brown replies. "Stop! I want to be very clear. What you don't know about me could fill a friggin' swimming pool."
Brown then said she was attacked at age 16 on a train in Atlanta by a gang that "used the language of blacks."
"I have as much right as anyone else to dislike blacks for what happened to me," Brown said adamantly. "So, you don't get to preach to me what I do and don’t know."
A student posted video of the exchange on Twitter.com, along with a link to a disciplinary action petition and the school's contact info.
"I was told to take to twitter so the link for a disciplinary action petition as well as the school’s contact page are in my bio," the student wrote.
She added: "The teacher's name is Tracey Brown and I go to Poinciana High School."
I was told to take to twitter so the link for a disciplinary action petition as well as the school’s contact page are in my bio.
The teacher’s name is Tracey Brown and I go to Poinciana High School pic.twitter.com/c38HI8Xzo8
— ??nessa?? (@holasoynessa) October 13, 2020