Teacher Resigns in Wake of Anti-Gay/-Black Slur Disagreement

Rich Juzwiak · 05/22/15 02:05PM

On May 12, a senior at Pflugerville High School in Texas named Isaiah Thomas used what’s being reported as “a derogatory term directed towards gay people” in science class. Let’s assume the reason it’s not being said on the local news stations that are covering this story is because it’s a very bad word—probably “faggot.” In response, his teacher, Gretchen Summers told him (in his words), “How’d you like it if somebody called you a nigger?”