4th Grade Teacher Pens Racist, Pro-Segregation Rant

Here’s another racist school employee going off on a rant about the black kids who were mistreated by police at a pool party in Texas. A 4th grade teacher in Lubbock decided to pen a racist, pro-segregation rant on her Facebook page, declaring herself brave for doing so as well.

Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher at Bennett Elementary School, told A-J Media she deleted the post Wednesday evening — a day after writing the publicly viewable post on her Facebook page.

Asked about the post, a Frenship ISD spokesman said such matters are “taken very seriously.”

Fitzgibbons started the post by saying a McKinney police officer’s resignation after a dispute at a swimming pool made her angry and that the officer should not have to resign.

“I’m going to just go ahead and say it … the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.’ I guess that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education. I’m sure their parents are just as guilty for not knowing what their kids were doing; or knew it and didn’t care. I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something. Now, let the bashing of my true and honest opinion begin….GO! #imnotracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble #itwasatagedcommunity,” the Facebook post stated.

Fitzgibbons insisted the post “was not directed at any one person or group.”

Love the #imnotracist hashtag. Yeah, it wasn’t aimed at any group and it isn’t racist, just because I said “the blacks are the ones causing the problem” and endorsed a return to the segregation of the 1950s. How could anyone think that was aimed at any one group or was racist?

“It was not an educational post; it was a personal experience post,” Fitzgibbons said, adding she has a personal connection to the McKinney situation, but declined to elaborate.

She added: “I apologized to the appropriate people,” declining to identify those people.

With the post deleted and her apology made, the teacher said she hopes the issue is resolved.

Yeah, it was a personal post, so it’s totally okay you guys! And she apologized to unnamed people, so just get over it already!

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  • #imnotracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble

    Maybe she thinks the word racist means something other than what the dictionary says? Really, how does somebody write what she wrote then screech that she’s not a racist, followed by I’m sick of them causing trouble?

    Frankly, it seems to me that it’s all racism, all the time.

  • Saad

    #imnotracist should become a new running joke like the #girlswithtoys thing.

  • busterggi

    I’m no racist, I support diversity as long as it doesn’t happen in the same place at the same time.

  • And yet somehow a whole bunch of white people still keep insisting that “racism is over”. I can only assume their bodily wastes extrude oxygen to allow them to continue breathing with their heads so far up their asses.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    “I apologized to the appropriate people,” declining to identify those people.

    Some of her black best friends, of course – the ones allowed in her bathroom.

  • I agree with busterggi. Us Conservatives support true diversity. And what’s more diverse than sorting and separating by color?

  • #iamnotracist is a magical talisman that takes seemingly racist statements and scrubs them of all racism, leaving only thoughtful discourse.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    It’s just…..so infuriating. There are so, so many of these people. My Dad was like this. Every evening, at dinner “Well, there are plenty of white n***** too, of course.”

    I’m so tired of the stupid, and especially of the stupid being proud of their hate, their vile words and vicious actions. Call me a Social Justice Warrior then, say I’m too angry, that I’m alienating “the middle”.

    If you aren’t helping fix it, then *you* are what is broken.

  • It should be #imnotaracistbut

  • garnetstar

    And she has been fired! Texas Teacher Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Blacks Should Be ‘Segregated’

    My, that was fast. When are these people going to learn? If you’re a bigot, keep it to yourself.

  • sugarfrosted

    @1 She’s not racist because she didn’t use the N word.

  • Steve Morrison

    #2: There’s already this.

  • dhall

    ” . . . my true and honest opinion . . .”

    It might be her honest opinion, but a ‘true opinion’ is still just her opinion, and throwing in the word ‘true’ doesn’t make it anything more than that. And, in the opinion of the school districts administrators, her opinion made her someone they no longer cared to employ. Which means that their opinion really mattered.

    I wonder how many times some dummy has his/her social media blathering rebound like this before people get it. Then again, dummies are dummies. Thinking about things like consequences isn’t something they apparently do anyway.

  • caseloweraz

    Now, let the bashing of my true and honest opinion begin….GO! #imnotracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble #itwasatagedcommunity,” the Facebook post stated.

    Great. Not one but three hashtags. Love the third one: “#itwasatagedcommunity.”

    * “Don’t tage me, bro!”

    * “Look at that — they taged the whole community!”

    * “All the world’s a tage…”

    (OK, I’ll drop that schtick now.)

    Fitzgibbons insisted the post “was not directed at any one person or group.”

    So the kids at the pool party: were they non-persons, or were they a non-group? Why I’m tempted to mock this, and rail about it, is not just the bigotry and nastiness — it’s the stupidity. A teacher puts a racist message on his Facebook page, and later claims it was supposed to be anonymous. Another teacher complains about a group of black kids on her Facebook page, and then insists her remarks are not directed at any person or group.

    “You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!”

  • scienceavenger

    To people like her, “racist” is sort of like “activist judge”, it only applies to people who disagree with her. *Her* negative feelings towards blacks are rational, but their’s aren’t.

  • Larry Kearney

    Step right up, all you not-a-racists out there and spin the Twitter wheel with your clearly not-a-racist comments. Maybe you’ll be the lucky one and your totally non-racist rant will pass unseen and unheard into the social media universe to drift aimlessly unrecognized and unappreciated forever. Only a dollar a spin and, maybe, you’ll be the one that gets to keep your job!

    Do we have another player?

  • dannorth


    It’s the new “it may not be politically correct but”.

  • pixiedust

    “innocent people” = white people.

    But she isn’t racist.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    garnetstar @ # 10: And she has been fired!

    Don’t worry – she can just move one state south and teach Advanced Sociology at Bob Jones U.

  • moarscienceplz

    And she has been fired!

    Okay Lady I Love You Bye Bye!

  • Childermass

    I am sure she is brave. That does not mean she is not a piece of s***.

  • Dago Red

    I am always amused (and by amused, I mean utterly shocked) by people who think it admirable to be “true and honest” when proudly airing out the ugliest sides of their personality in public. Not to imply this woman’s dysfunction is quite as heinous, but people like her do remind me of pedophiles who are particularly proud of the meticulous and detailed record keeping of all their victims, or of psychopaths who are proud of their tailoring skills mastered during the creation of their wardrobe made of human hide. They all, in their own way, are missing similar pieces of their own humanity.

  • postwaste

    Sigh. I’m so tired of my home town being famous for this shit.