Social studies teacher Tracey Brown of Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, Florida, is now under investigation after one of her students posted a video of their Zoom class on social media and it went viral. In the video, the teacher is complaining to a student about Black Lives Matter and then she claims she has the right to “dislike Blacks.”
The incident was set off when one of Brown’s students told her that some Black people live in communities where cops “do not treat them right.”
“Do you understand?” the student then asked.
“Stop right there, David,” Brown replied. “Stop! I want to be very clear. What you don’t know about me could fill a friggin’ swimming pool.”
Brown went on to tell a story about being attacked by a gang at the age of 16 at a train stop in Atlanta.
She said the gang “used the language of Blacks” and added, “I have as much right as anyone else to dislike Blacks for what happened to me. So, you don’t get to preach to me what I do and don’t know.”
I was told to take to twitter so the link for a disciplinary action petition as well as the school’s contact page are in my bio.
The teacher’s name is Tracey Brown and I go to Poinciana High School pic.twitter.com/c38HI8Xzo8
— ✨🌼nessa💫✨ (@holasoynessa) October 13, 2020
A second clip of the teacher is also circulating online, showing Brown criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, according to WFTV.
“You are implying that Black lives matter more than anyone else,” Brown said.
— ✨🌼nessa💫✨ (@holasoynessa) October 14, 2020