Investigation Underway After Screenshot Shows Louisiana Teacher of Racial Slur Used To Describe Neighborhood

Calls Mount for Louisiana Teacher to be Fired After Screenshot Surfaces of Racial Slur She Used to Describe a Louisiana Neighborhood

An investigation into a Louisiana teacher is under investigation after she made a racist comment in the public Facebook group “Whatz Goin On in Acadiana.”

Lafayette Parish teacher Julie Colley who is listed as an in-school suspension facilitator and tutor at Ossun Elementary. Colley removed the affiliation with the school from her Facebook bio after making the statement. Colley’s comment has been deleted, however, in a post shared to the group includes a screenshot of the offensive remark.

“Im not going at 6:30. Cameron St? Ythat’s n—erville after dark lol,” the comment, posted said. The post was reported as hate speech to the group admin.

Parents quickly called for Colley to be fired after she made the comments. About 45 percent of the students at Ossun are Black.

Marja Broussard, vice president for the Louisiana NAACP’s District D, told The Advocate, “We will not tolerate this bigotry that continues to traumatize our youth and further the narrative that our Black children are second-class citizens,” adding, “We are calling on Superintendent Trosclair to immediately remove Ms. Colley from any ability to further traumatize students, especially Black and Brown, Indigenous, and immigrants or from any ability to continue to teach this mentality to innocent students trusted in her care.”

The controversy of Colley’s comments comes just days before students are set to began a new school.

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