A North Carolina Black teenager has been expelled from a predominately white private school after a dispute over the August Wilson play ‘Fences’
According to the New York Times, Faith Fox, who is a lawyer, was opposed to her son’s ninth grade English class reading the August Wilson play Fences. Students were going to read the play, which uses the “n-word,” aloud.
An alternate lesson was reportedly provided for her son, but after back and forth via email, the disagreement escalated. In another incident, the mother claimed students were taken on a field trip to a former slave plantation. Before Thanksgiving, the private school, which is predominately white, expelled the student. The school said the 14-year-old was expelled because of his mother.
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