Parents of a young girl in Inglewood, California were shocked to find out their child had been expelled from school, after complaining that a teacher used a racial slur to address their daughter in class. Brea Persley, 13, was reportedly embarrassed when her teacher told her, in front of the whole class, to “sit your nappy-headed self down.”
Teacher Kelly Dempsey, an instructor at the Inglewood Century Academy, apologized to Brea’s parents in a voicemail message, saying the comment, “came out wrong” and that she didn’t mean to offend anyone.” The school’s principal defended Dempsey and expelled Brea from the academy after her mother, Shronda Williams, complained.
Williams said the principal, Giselle Edman, told her, “I’m happy that my teacher called your daughter “nappy-head.” You have a mean little girl and bad things need to happen to mean kids.” She said a letter from the school informed her that Brea was expelled because Williams “scolded the principal.”
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