(The teacher’s gender has not been specified) A teacher has been placed on leave after telling students that having a confederate flag means you intend to marry your sister.
An Augusta, Ga. teacher used a “controversial” opinion to give an example of what the concept of “A story within a Story” is in literature.
The teacher projected the confederate flag on a whiteboard, and next to the confederate flag was written:
“a sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it like a White Tr*sh ‘Save The Date’ card,”
A student took a photo of the board and showed it to her mother, Melissa Fuller, and Fuller posted it on social media asking for the public’s thoughts on it, and it went viral.
Here’s the photo:
Fuller says her daughter, who sometimes wears confederate flag items like belt-buckles, was offended by what the teacher said.
According to the Augusta Chronicle, the teacher has reportedly been placed on leave.
The school released a statement saying:
“The Richmond County School System is committed to creating a diverse, equitable learning environment for students. The language used in the example was unacceptable and has no place in our classrooms.”