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Alabama Teacher In Hot Water After Racist Homework Assignment

The students thought it was a joke

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Anyone who’s held a job dreams that one day, on their last day of work, they can finally tell everyone how they really feel. Usually it involves telling the boss to “shove it” or telling that co-worker that’s been on your nerves for a decade where he can go. But Joanne Bolser, two days before she was set to retire as a teacher from Burns Middle School in Mobile, Alabama, took the opportunity to hand out racist homework to her 8th-grade students.


The homework assignment was word problems based around stories of prostitution, drive-by shootings, and prison sentences featuring characters with obviously ethnic names such as: Leroy, Ramon, Tyrone, and La Shaunda. “My son, he took a picture of it in class and he texted it to me. I couldn’t believe it,” Erica Hall, a parent of one of Bolser’s students, told FOX 10 News. “[The students] took it as a joke, and [Bolser] told them that it wasn’t it a joke, and they had to complete it, and turn it in,” Hall said.

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After the incident was reported to the principal and reviewed by a school resource officer, Bolser was placed on immediate leave pending the outcome of the internal investigation.

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