Minnesota Teacher Suspended After Using Racial Slur

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A teacher from Minnesota has been placed on administrative leave after a video was posted to social media of her using a racial slur at school.

The 23-second video was posted to Snapchat and then uploaded on Facebook on Wednesday, May 8. The video shows Wendy Brilowski speaking with several people in a hallway at Highland Park Middle School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, while another person records the conversation.

Brilowski can be heard saying, “They’re Black. And they’re the only [racial slur] doing any work.” Parents identified Brilowski, who teaches Spanish at the middle school, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported.

On Thursday, May 9, district Superintendent Joe Gothard issued a statement on the Saint Paul Public Schools website stating that Brilowski has been placed on administrative leave.

“The words and actions recorded in this video have caused harm to our Black students, their families and our entire…

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