Teacher, Lynne Pierce*Black and white students alike are rushing to the defense of their history teacher, Lynne Pierce, who has come under scrutiny for using the N-word while creating a “For example” situation. One of the students got offended and went to the principal’s office.

I know these are racially-charged times. But I swear…

It is times like this, in this particular instance, that I am reminded of how important the use of Discernment is.

The incident took place at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia and the teacher, a white woman, has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is being done.

According to one student, Pierce used the racial epithet while talking about racism and discussing the use of derogatory names.

Pierce says a student asked her why some people object to the Washington Redskins football team’s name. She responded by comparing the name to a hypothetical sports team’s name, transposing the name using the N-word.

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