Valerie Scogin, a math teacher at Slidell High School in Louisiana, is facing disciplinary action from her school district after writing a Facebook post in which she claimed black people "act like animals," and invite negative stereotypes due to their behavior.
In her post, which has since been deleted, Scogin claimed:
They don't have to live in that country. But it was their own people selling them into slavery to begin with and tearing [sic] them even worse in those countries of origin.
The teacher was quickly scoped out by the internet, with screenshots of her post being passed around social media.
Valerie Scogin 🐖. Email: Valerie.Scogin@ https://t.co/wKLiPGoPWX. #1 Tiger Dr. Slidell, LA 70458. Office: 985-643-2… https://t.co/7qxUKEddQD— King Maja™👑💩 (@King Maja™👑💩)1536668999.0
She went on to say:
Want to not be stereotyped, tell people of that color to quit acting like animals and perpetuating the stereotype.
Someone should have told Scogin that screenshots last forever.
ugh. @stppschools, is this racist Valerie Bouvier Scogin really teaching at Slidell High? https://t.co/DfdmI5lWOM https://t.co/0o47pwjqaO— Jules Bentley 🏴 (@Jules Bentley 🏴)1536200113.0
Scogin later deleted the post, claiming she didn't "want to hurt anyone." Skylar Broussard, an alumna of color, found that a pretty tough pill to swallow, however:
Imagine comparing people of color to animals, then when you get caught you try to say you didn't think it would hurt anyone.
Twitter was in an uproar over Scogin's words:
@KingMajaDotSet I hope she ready for that job loss— Maji Mussia (@Maji Mussia)1536752483.0
@julesbentley @stppschools At the very least, she's teaching math, because she knows nothing of history or sociolo… https://t.co/v52rT3v7gl— Vermin F. Cockwolf (@Vermin F. Cockwolf)1536628616.0
@IndivisibleNet @UghSpareMe Not all teachers should be teachers. A quality standard at the Federal level needs to… https://t.co/yjSczzijav— DREAMstudio (@DREAMstudio)1536704660.0
@julesbentley @stppschools Caring my ass. Valerie Scogin should be fired now! @stppschools https://t.co/CV53LWP2Oh— 😍 (@😍)1536638900.0
@Matsamon She needs to be relieved of her duties, if she hasn't been already. People like that shouldn't be allowed around children.— ShaunHaynes22 (@ShaunHaynes22)1536698698.0
The New Orleans Advocate now reports that Scogin is no longer an employee at Slidell High following a probe into her post. It was not stated whether she was fired or resigned...but most people will be able to draw their own conclusions.
@Matsamon Twitter did it's thing once again. She has been fired!! This should go to all racists. Say something stup… https://t.co/P84xFNXNnV— reggiegage (@reggiegage)1536705960.0
@Matsamon She's no longer employed. Slidell teacher no longer an employee after probe into racially charged posts… https://t.co/bcxCz9z3VR— #2219-526 | It's not easy being green. (@#2219-526 | It's not easy being green.)1536704265.0