Petrona Smith says that she was fired from a school in the Bronx for using the word ‘negro’. The problem is that Smith is a Spanish Teacher who was teaching the students the colors in Spanish. Negro, just happens to be the Spanish word for black. Smith who is black, is suing to get her job back. For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:
05/26/2013 – Teacher fired for saying ‘negro’ in Spanish class?