Teacher placed on leave after video of her mocking Native Americans in math class

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A California teacher has been placed on leave after being accused of ridiculing Native American culture by dancing around the room, making noise and wearing a fake feather headdress.

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North High School in Riverside captured footage of the several-minute-long scene by a Native American student who felt “violence was being committed against him and had a right to be recorded.” The student shared the video so that it could be posted on social media.

“Yesterday a Native American student filmed this video in his math class!” The caption on the video shared by Akali Brown of @corn_maiden_designs on Instagram, described the unnamed teacher as making “war hooping” and “tomahawk chopping” sounds. The teacher is also seen chanting “sohh toa”, a technique for learning trigonometry.


“I’m sharing this video because these behaviors can no longer be swept under the rug! As adults, we must stand up for our youth! … We must end the abuse and discrimination against Indigenous youth in schools.” Need to do it! There’s no excuse for this type of behavior. We’re not in the 1960s anymore, he should know better.”

In another clip, the teacher pretends to be a “water goddess” and erupts with laughter, calling the notion “ridiculous”.

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The Riverside Unified School District administration later placed the teacher on paid leave. “The recording of one of our teachers has been widely circulated on social media. These practices are completely unacceptable and are an offensive depiction of vast and vast Native American cultures and practices,” the administration said in a statement.

“[The teacher’s] The works do not represent the values ​​of our district. The teacher has been put on leave while the district is investigating. The Riverside Unified School District values ​​diversity, equality and inclusion, and does not condone behavior that is against these values.”

Social media users are outraged by this act of the teacher. “There are better ways to learn the Pythagorean theorem than to excommunicate a Native American student,” said one user. “Vacation is not a punishment,” said another post. “This is so sick – it breaks my heart for Native American students and all Native Americans to still endure this violence,” said another.

Granthshala For further comment John W. North High School is contacted


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