First of all, no, this wasn’t considered a hate crime. In order for this to have been a hate crime, the student had to have been white, and the teacher non-white.
The teacher Lynne Albuquerque, who happens to be white, works at a Long Island school with mostly black students, faculty and administration. When a student threatened Albuquerque, saying, “When I get done ramming you, I’m gonna bag your daughter, then ram the b*tch through the whole gang,” the teacher went to the administration, and even the police and District Attorney’s office. She also filed a worker’s compensation claim for her “emotional trauma.” The student, identified only by his initials N.L., was suspended for three days.
But then, that suspension was reversed by the administration, because officials said that the teacher provoked the student. So, N.L. was allowed to return as if nothing happened. And they actually pressed disciplinary charges on the teacher.
This incident happened in May of last year. Now, the teacher is suing for racial discrimination. The New York Daily News reported:
Albuquerque was accused by a school administrator of instigating the incident. The teacher was slapped with disciplinary charges by Assistant Superintendent Rodney Gilmore relating to a workers’ compensation claim she filed for emotional trauma.
Gilmore did not return a call seeking comment.
“Certainly to bring her up on charges after everything that happened is reprehensible,” [Albuquerque’s attorney Steven] Morelli said Tuesday.
Albuquerque is the third white employee of the Hempstead Union Free School District to file a federal suit alleging racial discrimination by district officials, Morelli said.
“It seems to me there is a serious problem in the district when white teachers and administrators are subjected to unfair treatment,” Morelli said.
Albuquerque is described in the suit as a dedicated and effective teacher — every one of her students passed the state Regents exam in the 2014-2015 school year, the suit said.
There appears to be a trend here. Albuquerque is the third employee to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against the district.
I think the school wants to be an all-black school. This is their way of culling the herd. The fact that this white teacher thought that she could impart something of value to these students shows just how much of a racist she is. The message that the school wants to send Albuquerque is that they don’t want her, because she’s white and privileged.