A math teacher from Slidell High School in Louisiana, Valerie Scogin, found herself in some hot water after going on a Facebook rant regarding Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s recent ad campaign. In the post, Scogin said that black people “acted like animals” and gave the usual racist retort that they can “go back to where they came from” if they don’t like the country.
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Valerie Scogin took to Facebook to go on a racist rant against former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. After learning of the post, the St. Tammany Parish school system decided to discipline Scogin for her actions. The exact punishment was not reported.
“They don’t have to live in that country,” Scogin wrote in a since-deleted post, via the New Orleans Advocate.”But it was their own people selling them into slavery to begin with and tearing [sic] them even worse in those countries of origin.”
“Want to not be stereotyped, tell people of that color to quit acting like animals and perpetuating the stereotype.”
Since deleting the post, Scogin has gone on to apologize.
Who Is Valerie Scogin?
We love our teachers, but not racist ones like Slidedell High teacher… Valerie Scogin
Louisiana high school teacher claims black people 'act like animals' in misspelled Facebook post about Colin Kaepernick https://t.co/qTYbWajtgr
— Indivisible Network (@IndivisibleNet) September 11, 2018
Scogin is a math teacher at Slidell High School in Louisiana. After making a racially charged post blasting Colin Kaepernick and Nike for their recent ad campaign, she was disciplined by the school system. Scogin has since deleted the post which said black people “act like animals” and said she was sorry if her comments offended anyone.
Scogin has taught at the school since 2008 and is listed as a 2003 graduate.