White Texas Teacher Fired After Telling Students His Race Is Superior

A white middle school teacher in Texas has been fired after telling Black students that his race is superior. The teacher was recorded on camera as he made his racist remarks in a classroom at Bohls Middle School, a sixth- through eighth-grade school in Pflugerville, Texas, NBC News reports.

“Deep down in my heart, I’m ethnocentric, which means I think my race is the superior one,” the teacher was heard saying. “I think everybody thinks that. They’re just not honest about it.”

As the teacher appeared to direct his remark at two Black students, other children in the room challenged the educator.

“I’m not racist though. I like all types of kinds,” one student said.

“Did I say I don’t like people?” the teacher responded.

 

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Another Black student also posed a question for the teacher.

“Wait, so you said you are what? You are a racist?” the child said.

“I think everybody is a racist at that level,” the teacher replied.

The same student continued to stand up against the adult.

“No. But you said you are a racist,” the child said.

“I did. I did,” the teacher said before a pair of Black students told him they no longer have respect for him.

Douglas Killian, the superintendent of the Pflugerville Independent School District, released a statement and described the discussion as “inappropriate, inaccurate and unacceptable.”

“As of Monday morning, Nov. 14, the teacher in question is no longer employed by Pflugerville ISD and we are actively looking for a replacement,” Killian said according to NBC News.

The teacher has not been identified.