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Viral Watch: Fired for Teaching Black History?

Oh, the Interwebs are boiling over about this story out of Washington, DC involving a middle school principal who allegedly pink slipped teachers, in front of students, for the crime of teaching Black history.

Say what now?

Yes, it reportedly went down at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)² (yes, people, this school is located on the campus of the HBCU).

The principal is Black, the school is also predominantly African American and, complicating matters, local news outlet WJLA is reporting that the station has not gotten an official statement from the administrator in question.  There is also conflicting information on whether the targeted teachers– who taught social studies– were told to beat it or resigned en masse to protest the principal’s opposition to their approach.

We’ll keep an eye on this, but in the meantime we are as dumbfounded as you are…  Video on this foolery below.