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White teacher in Texas jobless after student taps him using “N-word” in class

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  • A white teacher in Texas resigned after a recording of him using the “N-word” leaked in class.

  • Norman Grueneich, who taught theater arts, can be heard asking why there is no White History Month.

  • He then asked his students why he couldn’t pronounce the “N-word” himself.

A white Houston-area teacher resigned on Wednesday after a student recorded a video of him using the “N word” in a discussion and asking why he couldn’t use the word, according to KHOU.

The drama teacher, identified as Norman Grueneich, worked at Klein Collins High School, located just outside of Houston, Texas.

“Why do the guys in my class say ‘man n — a you crazy’,” Grueneich can be heard saying on the recording. “Why are they saying that? And why is it because I’m a white man, can’t I say that? “

Grueneich can also be heard in the recording asking why there is no white history month and pointing out the treatment of some Irish people.

“Why don’t we have a White History Month to talk about what the Irish went through? Said Grueneich. “Because we’re white, and that’s a white privilege, right? That’s what I’m saying.”

The Klein Independent School District confirmed in a statement Wednesday that the teacher no longer works at the school, according to KHOU.

“At Klein ISD, we pride ourselves on our ability to create safe spaces for every child in our schools,” the statement said. “This former employee failed to do so and is no longer employed by Klein ISD.”

The school district further apologized for the incident and said Grueneich’s actions were still under investigation.

“Every child deserves to feel safe and to have a positive learning experience at school,” the school district said. “We are deeply sorry that this former employee was unable to do this for our students.”

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