Target: Terry B. Grier, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District
Goal: Fire a racist and bigoted teacher from her elementary school position
An elementary school teacher in Texas has recently come under fire for a spat of racist and anti-Muslim comments she made on a local television program. A person with such disgusting attitudes has absolutely no place teaching children. Demand that her school district fire her immediately for her comments.
Angela Box is a third grade teacher at Ray K. Daily Elementary in Houston, Texas, a part of the Houston Independent School District. In her off-time, she co-hosts a late-night public access conservative talk show called “Tommy’s Garage.” Apparently Box feels comfortable enough in that environment to let her guard down and communicate how she really feels about the state of affairs in America. Among other things, Box has said, “Every normal human being in the world thinks these goat-f**king Muslims and boy-f**king Muslims are the evil of the world,” and that, referring to Islam’s dietary restrictions of halal, “I am so sick of the bacon-haters coming here and demanding we bend to their culture.” In addition to these disgusting remarks, she has also called for President Obama’s death and stated that she wears the Mexican flag as underwear, despite the fact that Ray K. Daily Elementary is a largely minority school. She has refused to apologize for any of her statements.
The fact that the person who said these things is a school teacher is downright horrifying. A person of such vitriol should not be responsible for fostering the next generation, especially when they are as young and impressionable as third graders are. Sign the petition below to demand that the Houston Independent School District immediately fire Box for her remarks.
Dear Superintendent Grier,
I am writing you today about one of your school district’s teachers, Angela Box of Ray K. Daily Elementary. Comments of hers regarding Muslims, as well as others, have recently come to light and are downright disgusting. I demand that you fire her from her teaching position immediately.
I’m sure you are well-aware of her comments by now, but let me emphasize again what she’s said. She’s called Muslims “goat-f**kers,” “boy-f**kers,” and “bacon-haters,” equated them with terrorists and female genital mutilators, and implied that the only way to counter Islam is with violence. She’s voiced her hope that President Obama contracts Ebola and dies. To top it all off, she’s said that she wears the Mexican flag as underwear, despite the fact that she teaches at a school with a large Mexican-American population.
While I know you and your school district have been called on already to launch an investigation into Box and her influence on her students, that is not nearly enough. It doesn’t matter if she somehow completely switches off the vitriol in class–this is a matter of principle. She presumably has Muslim students, and you know she has minority students, and she’s made her views on both of those communities abundantly clear. Children should not be subject to teachers who obviously and aggressively do not respect them. Please fire Box without delay and let that be the end of it.
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