After a student in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, was suspended for using the "n" word openly among classmates, the school board meeting was unfortunately paid a visit by his vengeful mother, who began using the word with abandon.
The woman went up to the podium to speak her piece, and within seconds, had already let the "n" word slip twice.
Grosse Pointe parent's racial rant using n-word upsets community at school meeting youtu.be
Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Mom says the N-word at school board meeting after her son was kicked out school for using the same slur \n\nhttps://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2022/01/26/grosse-pointe-mom-hurled-n-word-at-school-board-meeting-after-son-was-kicked-out-for-using-the-same-racial-slur\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/2thyQK1eQA— philip lewis (@philip lewis) 1643228404
According to the parent, her child was suspended for using the word in a social media post and on video, resulting in both his suspension and doxxing by fellow students.
"My address was put out there, we were threatened and why because he said n*****," she said with zero reservations.
"This happens to be in every song, the FCC, the John Conners, the who’s who that’s in charge of *bleep* basically are allowing this and our kids ..."
She was interrupted shortly thereafter and asked to watch her language.
She said a lot to just say literally nothing and I bet she thinks she nailed it lmao— Folds2008 (@Folds2008) 1643311614
Part two: but it was my black child who was suspended for 3 days and is now facing assault charges. All while this yt girl continues to roam the hallways of the middle school. I\u2019m discuss with the way the school and the district has handled this. promise I\u2019m not letting this go— mamatied (@mamatied) 1643310001
This doesn\u2019t shock me and I wouldn\u2019t want my kids going to their schools because the parents are so ignoranthttps://twitter.com/phil_lewis_/status/1486433781649182731\u00a0\u2026— _imADDICTIVE (@_imADDICTIVE) 1643314058
Grosse Pointe so racist I hated going to high school therehttps://twitter.com/phil_lewis_/status/1486433781649182731\u00a0\u2026— lon\ud83d\udc8c (@lon\ud83d\udc8c) 1643313967
Some parents don't believe enough was done to combat the woman's blatant disrespect at the meeting.
Parent Abigail Ward, who is married to a Black man and is the mother of mixed Black and White children, said she couldn't believe the school did not take further steps to penalize the mother.
"I’m just concerned as a parent, that the more and more lines continue to be crossed, at what point will the board then speak up?"
Been warning people about GP schools. I hate the fact that I had to be in this school district. Stuff like this happens way too oftenhttps://twitter.com/phil_lewis_/status/1486433781649182731\u00a0\u2026— Phil (@Phil) 1643313582
if you know GP, this should not even surprise you.https://twitter.com/phil_lewis_/status/1486433781649182731\u00a0\u2026— makayla. (@makayla.) 1643306425
Putting the \u201cgross\u201d in Grosse Pointe.https://twitter.com/phil_lewis_/status/1486433781649182731\u00a0\u2026— Mitchell Robinson (@Mitchell Robinson) 1643290790
Shame.https://twitter.com/phil_lewis_/status/1486433781649182731\u00a0\u2026— igets_jazzy29 (@igets_jazzy29) 1643253059
The woman went on to tokenize her son's "dark chocolate auntie," saying she was to blame for his exposure to the "n" word in the song "Straight Outta Compton" by NWA, another excuse audience members did not abide.
"Being introduced by his 'chocolate brown' auntie doesn’t make it right," said Shantrell Griffin-McMillan, a Black mother in the district.
"And for her to do it at a board meeting, to be so offensive, to disregard any of the 'brown aunties' out here in the district, and parents, and students, who hear this and exposed to the meetings, how do you think that made us feel?"
In the aftermath, the school board President of Grosse Point released a statement saying that anybody using similar language in future school board meetings will be removed from the meeting.