MEMPHIS – A instructor within the US state of Tennessee has been suspended after a video of her ripping off the hijab of a scholar emerged on-line.
Based on US media, the instructor’s Snapchat account posted two movies with the captions ‘fairly hair,’ and ‘LOL all that hair cowl up,’ which have been forwarded by a consumer to the native media.
The video was recorded on the New Imaginative and prescient Academy Constitution faculty in Nashville and the precept of institute took sturdy motion after being moved by activists.
Earlier than their suspension, the instructor had denied making the video and mentioned the lady’s hijab was not eliminated out of disrespect, mentioned the college’s head, Tim Malone.
‘The actions depicted within the Snapchat video don’t replicate the values, tradition or local weather of New Imaginative and prescient Academy,’ Mr. Malone mentioned in an announcement.
The instructor was suspended with out pay whereas the investigations are underway. The instructor stays suspended for 5 days.
Based on a report by Federal Bureau of Investigation, the variety of hate crimes dedicated in the US swelled in 2016 for the second consecutive yr, with African-Individuals, Jews and Muslims focused in most of the incidents.
There have been 6,121 hate crime incidents recorded final yr, an virtually 5 % rise from 2015 and a 10 % enhance from 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hate Crimes Statistics report mentioned on Monday.