Rosalind Wormun, mother of Destinee Wornum, believes that her daughter’s teacher should be fired for racial slurs.
It happened during a discussion of the novel “Huckleberry Finn”, the book that uses most common racial epithet, when a Boston high school teacher approached Destinee Wornum and asked her “What’s up, my n**ger?”
In an interview with Boston Globe, Destinee, who is now 16 years old, said, “I didn’t know what to say, I was uncomfortable and embarrassed.” “I honestly didn’t know how to handle it because it was like, how do I approach my adult teacher on a situation like this? What would that mean for my grade? What would it mean for my future at BLS?” Destinee said to the Globe “I was in fear of what could happen because it’s like, I’m a girl from Dorchester and I ought to be grateful because I go to BLS. That’s the way that they make it seem.”
The 16-year-old girl said that she was initially sacred to open it up to the mother, but thanks to a social media campaign #BlackAtBLS on campus whereby other students also came up with their racial issues, triggered her to discuss it with her mother.
According to Rosalind Wormun, “That [statement] was cultural incompetence.” “What was she expecting from making that statement to her? Is it standard process in addressing the book?” Rosalind met the headmaster of the school concerning the issue and believes the teacher should desire to be in the classroom anymore.
Lynn Mooney, the head of the school accept that the teacher’s actions were unacceptable and that would have to be talked to.