by Yaa Asantewa Nzingha
January 9, 2001
I was given a termination letter today from Lester Young, the district superintendent in Brooklyn, New York. He concluded the following:
I solicited students to participate in a protest march;
I taught children that they are not Americans but Africans;
I called white people slave owners;
I said whites brain washed us.
He said for me to espouse these words to young students was unprofessional
and unbecoming to my position as an educator and as a result I would be
terminated effective January 20, 2001.
Although I am not surprised at his findings I am saddened. The above sounds
like charges against someone caught educating slaves in the 1800's.
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES!!!!!!!!!!