7th-Grade Teacher in Northwest Florida Tells Students That Barack is "N" Word
A 7th grade teacher in the Marianna area of Northwest Florida used the "N" word relating to Democratic Nominee, "Barack Obama". Greg Howard, a middle school teacher used an acronym to describe what he felt to be the meaning for the popular statement of Barack Obama's that "Change" is needed. On September 26, the teacher wrote on the bulletin board that in his opinion, "Change" as it relates to Barack Obama stands for, "C"ome, "H"elp, "A" "N"i*g*r, "G"et, "E"lected. Howard has been a teacher for 17 years and his social studies class at the time of the incident was made up of 17 whites, 6 blacks and 1 asian. Parents are angry and want the 7th grade teacher fired but so far Howard has only received a 10 day suspension. Larry Moore, superintendent of the Jackson County School district stated that they do not feel Howard needs to be fired. NAACP officials will wait for the outcome of the investigation before they take any actions.