This is Jordan Hunter, a 17-year-old student at Geneva High School. Hunter filed a complaint against one of his teachers for using a slur (“black f*g”).
Dude. You have my admiration.
Because in high school I doubt I would have done anything at all. In fact, I know so. Don’t ask.
Teacher Dave Burk is getting a “letter of reprimand” placed in his permanent file. And he apparently read a letter of apology to his classes. He didn’t intend to be insensitive, yanno. Hunter was quoted as saying he was “disappointed and shocked” by the school district’s response.
I was too. Burk reportedly said “”How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black f*g in New York to take pictures of other black f*gs?” Not once, but in all of his classes. After Hunter’s complaint, the student was removed from Burk’s classroom. Typical.
But the response that did not disappoint came from Jordan Hunter. Who spoke out for what he knew was right.