Thursday, October 6“Racism never sleeps.”

Florida teacher quits after staff allegedly removed posters of Black heroes

An elementary school teacher reportedly quit his job after a district employee allegedly took down a collage of pictures that showed Black heroes he had on the wall of his classroom.

Michael James, who was a teacher at O.J. Semmes Elementary School, sent a letter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Escambia County Superintendent Tim Smith on Monday. In the letter, he said a district employee allegedly removed his posters because they were “age inappropriate,” reported the Pensacola News Journal.

The pictures taken down included Martin Luther King Jr., Harriett Tubman, and George Washington Carver.

James reportedly said he put up those posters because the majority of students were Black and he wanted them to be inspired.

James reportedly resigned Tuesday morning, just one day before the new school year started.

In a statement, the district reportedly said they’re going to investigate the incident.

James is now looking for a new teaching job.

More about the allegations can be found here.

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