A black man employed as an aide at a school in Wisconsin has been fired after he asked a pupil not to call him a nigger. In other words, he was simply using the word in context, i.e. 'Don't call me a nigger.', after the pupil had used the word dozens of times against him.
This seems completely illogical to me and implies that any pupil can call a black person a nigger and get away with it, but that the word cannot be used in context as a form of reply when being attacked in this way.
Jane Belmore, the district superintendent, said their policy "that racial slurs will not be tolerated when said by anyone in any school setting no matter what the circumstances" was created "in an effort to unequivocally protect students from harm, no matter the intent".
How about protecting school employees from asshole students?
The aide should be reinstated straight away in my opinion and the pupil sanctioned.