Wednesday, December 16, 2009

White Teacher Who Cut Off Child's Braid Gets $175 Fine from Police

A white teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cut off a first-grade black child's braid as punishment for the child's fidgeting with her hair. Officials removed the child, Lamya Cammon, age 7, from the teacher's classroom while they "investigate," but the teacher still has her job.

The teacher said "I apologize but I was frustrated," according to the mother, Helen Cunningham, who wants to know why this first grade teacher at Congress Elementary would be allowed to keep her job. "Why would we want someone like that teaching our kids?" she asks. More at

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1 comment:

Bri said...

Wow! This is reality. Unbelievable.