Vancouver teacher under investigation in connection with use of the "N" word

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      CBC News has reported that an unnamed teacher at Trafalgar elementary school has been suspended in connnection with the use of a racially charged term.

      The teacher, who has not been identified, allegedly included the "N" word in class in worksheets handed out to students.

      This reportedly prompted a strong reaction from the parent advisory council, which does not condone the use of racist language.

      It occurred in the midst of Black History Month, which celebrates the achievements of those of African ancestry.

      According to CBC News, the teacher's conduct is now the subject of a labour-relations investigation.

      Trafalgar elementary's code of conduct for students lists actions or comments that are "racist, sexist, or homophobic" as examples of "major behaviour" warranting intervention from school officials.

       

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