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3 Teachers Suspended for Celebrating O.J, RuPaul & Dennis Rodman at Black History Month Parade

Is RuPaul, seen here at his drag queen art show in 2009, bad for kids? | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
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Three caucasian teachers at a South L.A. elementary school have been placed on suspension after they allegedly had students hold signs of O.J. Simpson, RuPaul and Dennis Rodman in a Black History Month schoolyard parade alongside students carrying signs of people from an approved list like President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Harriet Tubman.

Once word got out, an angry Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sent out a statement. “I am shocked and outraged by the actions of these teachers at Wadsworth Elementary School,” he said. “I urge the Los Angeles United School District to take swift and appropriate action with respect to the teachers involved. We cannot stand for such myopic behavior by those whom we entrust to teach and inspire the next generation.”

Some are even calling for the teachers to be fired. An investigation into what exactly happened is ongoing.