White Teacher Shouldn’t Have Used N-Word

Weighing in on the controversy surrounding a teacher's use of the n-word in a classroom, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell says it is hard for a black person to embrace a so-called teachable moment from a white person.

The fact that Brown grew up in an integrated neighborhood, was among the few whites who attended Kenwood High School; that he taught black children in a school that served the Robert Taylor Homes; that his father was the former dean of Rockefeller Chapel at University of Chicago and a supporter of the civil rights movement, doesn’t exempt him from the unwritten rule when it comes to the n-word.

Read Mary Mitchell’s entire column at the Chicago Sun-Times.