Top Ten Videos to watch

Hillary Clinton Meets With DC Mayor And DC Representative At Coffee Shop
crime scene
Vote
Studio Portrait of Two Young Women Back to Back, One With a Tattoo
Mamie Till and Emmett Till
GOP Redistricting Plot To Unseat Rep. Corrine Brown Exposed
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
'Keep the Vote Alive!' March Commemorates Civil Rights Act
White man shooting
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
HS Football
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
Police Line
US-POLITICS-OBAMA
2016 Republican National Convention
44th NAACP Image Awards - Show
MD Primary
Premiere Of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' - Arrivals
Democratic National Convention
US-VOTE-REPUBLICANS-TRUMP
Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
US-POLICE-RACISM-UNREST
Protesters Demonstrate Against Donald Trump's Visit To Flint Michigan
President Obama Speaks On The Economy In Brady Press Briefing Room
Lil Wayne
Construction Continues On The National Museum of African American History To Open In 2016
Preacher Preaching the Gospel
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Miami Dolphins v Seattle Seahawks
US-VOTE-DEMOCRATS-CONVENTION
Leave a comment

Ethelda BurkeTukwila School District Superintendent Ethelda Burke, 66, has resigned from her longtime position due to allegations that she referred to staff as “slaves” and “ghetto,” reports the Huffington Post.

Ten district employees have made the allegations.

The Huffington Post reports:

“…the school district’s athletic and activities director J.D. Hill wrote in his complaint that Burke criticized him for hiring too many people of color and said he was “making the district look too black” and turning her district into a “ghetto.”

Both Burke and the aforementioned employees are black. In a statement issued by the school district following her resignation, Burke said: “As an African-American woman, born in a charity hospital in New Orleans, I learned at an early age what it’s like to be the victim of discrimination.”

The district investigated the allegations, but the Tukwila School Board rejected the complaints, prompting staffers to take their grievances to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is still conducting its inquiry.

The Tacoma, Washington branch of the NAACP has openly shown their support for Burke, with representative Gregory Christopher saying that “Sister Burke” was incapable of the actions of which she stands accused, reports King5.com.  In a letter to Joan Mell, attorney for the 10 employees, he said that it has been impossible for Burke to be treated fairly and requested that their files be released to the NAACP for their separate investigation.

Christopher admitted to his bias, saying that Burke and her husband are lifetime members of the NAACP. When asked why he wasn’t supporting the staff, he responded, “They didn’t ask for our support.”

Burke says that she resigned because the issue was becoming a distraction and she wanted the district to focus on education.

Also On News One:
comments – Add Yours