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June 1, 2015

Lawsuit: Black Teacher Claims She Was Sent to Protect White Teachers From “Aggressive” Black Parents

Lawsuit: Black Teacher Claims She Was Sent to Protect White Teachers From “Aggressive” Black Parents

A black New Jersey teacher is suing her former school system for discriminating against her for being black.

According to, a racial discrimination case involving former Bridgeton school teacher Sakina Davis, who taught at the Geraldyn O. Foster Early Childhood Center, will go on trial Monday.

In the lawsuit, filed in 2013, Davis claims that she worked in a racially hostile environment and when she complained, school principal, Christine Barlas, who is white, retaliated against her. Davis claims she had no choice but to resign.

Even though the entire staff is expected to discipline students, Davis claims she was called upon “nearly all the time” to discipline black students.

Davis also alleges that she was made to restrain black students so that their “aggressive” parents would not come to the school and harass white teachers and administrators.

On another occasion, Davis claims Barlas told her that “African-American parents did not have the same level of care for their students’ educational experience” as white and Hispanic parents.

In addition, Davis also alleges that special education teacher Jane Krokos once told her “black students exhibit the worst behaviors” and that she didn’t “blame teachers who don’t want black students in their classrooms.”

Davis claims that Barlas was present for the comment but refused to do anything about it when Davis called on her to act.

Davis, who worked at the school for two years, claims she had no choice but to resign due to the racially hostile work environment. She says her complaints to administrators about the racial environment at the school were also ignored.






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2 thoughts on “Lawsuit: Black Teacher Claims She Was Sent to Protect White Teachers From “Aggressive” Black Parents

  1. HANNIBAL the VICTOR says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how “suprised” black people act when this stuff happens to them. does anybody want to help fund afro centric private schools around the country? Dont tell me black people dont have the money to care for their kids education or i will have to call Mr Phil Knight and all the asian weave shop owners around the country  to refute that assertion.

  2. hernanday1 says:

    HANNIBAL the VICTOR Just open a charter school. You don’t really need a whole lot of upfront funding, you just need to organize enough parents to attend your school and select a site and initial funding.

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