White Texas teacher who ranted about white history month and used slur resigns from job
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Grueneich, who taught at Klein Collins High School, resigned on Wednesday morning according to the district.
“Why don’t we have a white history month talking about what the Irish went through?” Grueneich, who had been employed by the district for more than 10 years, asked students in an audio snippet.
A student reportedly responded by pointing out that would be an Irish history month, not white history month.
“I don’t know. Why do the guys in my class say ‘Man n****, you crazy?,’ Why do they say that?,” Grueneich can be heard saying in the video. “And, why is it because I’m a white guy, I can’t say that? I can’t say the N-word.”
Parents have said the school didn’t act until the story became big news, and suggested the school was complicit. As reported by ABC 13, the district released the following statement: “Every child deserves to feel safe and have a positive learning experience in our schools. We are deeply sorry that this former employee failed to do this for our students.” According to the school, school counselors are available to support students.
While participating in a press conference on Thursday, Quanell X, a New Black Panther Nation leader and activist, said the teacher’s words were an “insult” to all students of color and an attempt to “intimidate” students by being disrespectful, as reported by local outlet Click 2 Houston. X said Grueneich is unfit to teach and said they want to see “if there will be an investigation open to see what kind of grades he gave. Because if you have that kind racist mindset, who knows what you’re doing in your grade book.”
“It’s ridiculous,” parent Adrian Lopez said as reported by local outlet KHOU, adding that it’s “just hard to listen to without getting angry.”
You can check out interviews with parents below, as well as snippets of audio recordings from inside the classroom.