- A white teacher in Texas resigned after a recording of him using the “N-word” in class was leaked.
- Norman Grueneich, who taught theatre arts, can be heard asking why there’s no white history month.
- He went on to ask his students why he couldn’t say the “N-word” himself.
A white Houston-area teacher resigned on Wednesday after a student recorded a video of him using the “N-word” during a discussion and asking why he couldn’t use the word, according to KHOU.
The theatre arts teacher, identified as Norman Grueneich, worked at Klein Collins High School, located just outside of Houston, Texas.
“Why do the guys in my class say, ‘man n—a you crazy,'” Grueneich can be heard saying in the recording. “Why do they say that? And why is it cause I’m a white guy, I can’t say that?”
Grueneich can also be heard in the recording asking why there is no white history month and pointed to the treatment of some Irish people.
“Why don’t we have a white history month talking about what the Irish went through?” Grueneich said. “Because we’re white, and it’s a white privilege, right? That’s what I’m saying.”
The Klein Independent School District confirmed on Wednesday in a statement that the teacher no longer works at the school, according to KHOU.
“In Klein ISD, we pride ourselves on our ability to create safe spaces for every child in our schools,” the statement said. “This former employee failed to do that and is no longer employed in Klein ISD.”
The school district further apologized for the incident and said Grueneich’s actions are still under investigation.
“Every child deserves to feel safe and have a positive learning experience at school,” the school district said. “We are deeply sorry that this former employee failed to do this for our students.”