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Teacher fired for allegedly saying, “We don’t need another black president”


Teacher fired for allegedly saying, “We don’t need another black president”


Reported By Liku Zelleke

Cincinnati, OH: A freshman science teacher has been fired from his job after racially slurring an African American student.

Farfield Freshman High School teacher Gil Voigt had been put on suspension, without pay, since December, last year.

It all started on December 3, when Voigt told a student who said that he wanted to grow up and one day become president, just like President Barack Obama, that “we don’t need another black president.”

Voigt, who has 13 years’ teaching experience, isn’t new to controversial statements, not even racial ones. He had made similar comments in 2008 and he later got in trouble for “improper use of technology.”

In 2012 he got verbal warning for calling a student “stupid”.

The teenager that was at the receiving end of Voigt’s latest slur was taken out of his class after the boy’s parents filed a complaint. Four students have corroborated the boy’s story.

A labor hearing was held on Thursday. The school decided to fire Voigt after they reached a conclusion that “there is good and just cause to terminate the teaching contract” after a 4-0 vote, with one member absent.

The school’s Superintendent, Paul Otten, also agreed with the decision. In a statement he said, “The district felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt’s employment. The referee recommended such termination, and the board has concurred.”

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Although Voigt has declined to comment, it has been reported that he has told The Enquirer of his plans to appeal the referee’s ruling with the Butler County Court of Appeals. He has previously argued that he was misquoted by the student whom he described as being troublesome.

He said that what he had actually said was, “I think we can’t afford another president like Obama, whether he’s black or white.”

The Ohio Department of Education will also conduct an investigation of its own to determine if Voigt should have his teaching license limited, suspended (from 1 day up to 5 years) or totally revoked.

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  1. Rev. George Brooks

    April 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Cincinnati is filled with Germans, and a very racist town. I lived there for several years, and was editor of a black newspaper and a black magazine while there. However, I might slightly agree with this racist thing if he had added this to his reason for saying we do not need another black president: IF HE OR SHE IS GOING TO BE BOSSED AND CONTROLLED BY JEWS, OR ANYTHING WHITE, AS OBAMA IS. Because this control of this highly intelligent but weak and timid president is simply a puppet on a chain to mainly the anti-Jesus Jews that brought him there, and are in full control of everything that he says and does. And they are also controlling Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder and Susan Rice, in the same manner. Which has caused me to have little to no faith or confidence in them, even though I voted twice for Obama. And as for this racist white boy, I’m glad you’re gone. — Rev. George Brooks

  2. kmad

    April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Come on please “Reverend”, just say how YOU feel about Obama and leave it at that, because if you think a white man is going to add that comment to his already despicable comment then you’ve really lost touch with reality. Also, you truly think that the other men who have held the office of president weren’t controlled as well? When THEY weren’t doing much for us, I don’t recall seeing so much “outrage from blacks against the previous white presidents…….

  3. deloris

    April 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

    The Reverend should keep his simple comments in the pulpit. He is not match for what is happening otherwise. If so our communities would not be in such condition. Speak on something you just might be able to solve. Presidents can not just do what they want. If so they would be dictators.

  4. kimberly

    April 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    yay!!!!I am so happy that they tossed this racist garbage in the trash!

  5. kmad

    April 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    And excuse me, the President is not a puppet. People forget that the President, while he is the leader of this country HE still has a congress he has to deal with! And unless one is blind, THIS congress had fought Obama at every turn. This man has gotten this country on track from where it was when he stepped into the pile of feces Bush left and congress is acting a straight ass fool! This black man, yes black regardless of his white mother and black father, the one drop theory says he’s black and if your confused just look back at the racist pigs that have put him, his beautiful black wife and children through hell by words and actions, he not only has a ignorant congress and racist pigs, he has his own people berating him constantly, hell before he was elected it was another “Reverend” who tried to bring him down! You men of God, need to start some heavy work in your communities to build up our black communities, start working on that, where the Revs are on Chicago’s south side? beats me. Where are the brothers at? Why do we cry about President Obama is not doing anything for us when we should be doing for ourselves? Isn’t said God helps those who help themselves? Asians come over to this country, stick together like white on rice, even send money they make off of us primarily (they know where to sit their businesses up at ESPECIALLY hair care, nail, food), latinos stick together like black on a junebug, mexicans same thing, lately Turks and iranians all come here set up businesses and help their own, take OUR money, hell can even be rude and I’ve seen “us” still do business with them! Buy their beautiful homes and cars in the suburbs, primarily near other well to do whites and they continue to send money home (thanks to us) and we’re still crying – what is we’s gunna do, Obama ain’t helping us! Son of a bitch we aren’t not tiny babies needing to be spoon fed and hands held to walk! We have to get off our asses and vote in or vote out those who don’t have our best interests at heart, if you don’t vote or even get registered TO vote shut the f up! cleanup our neighborhoods filled with beer bottles and trash, acting like we’re scared of what we gave birth too! Teach your kids, go to parent/teacher conferences, let your kids see YOU PRESENT, go to city council meeting and come in numbers about the issues in your communities (we’re not teeny weenie babies, if you don’t complain and unite they sure as hell aren’t going to come in and say ” this and that needs to be done, hell they don’t LIVE there! We have to quit saying we got to “wake up” hell we wake up, some just choose to hit the damn snooze button and sleep until the next dilemma then we get hyped and start crying. Rev. be angry at the fact most Pastors aren’t being the community leaders they could be, black men aren’t stepping up to the plate to be the great leaders they inherently were designed to be and sisters we share a piece of the pie too, walking around disrespecting each other calling each others bitches and hoes, twerking on everything that doesn’t move, brothers pull your *&%%$$$ pants up walking around announcing your rear end is available for entry (read about the origin, it’s not fashion, ok!) Stop taking the easy way out, laying the problem at the door of the President, when there were 42 damn presidents before him and probably out of those 42, maybe 5 or 6 did just a bit for the black race, look at the mirror Rev, brothers and sisters and you’ll be looking at the root of OUR problems. Love my people dearly but the damn truth is just that – the truth.

  6. JB

    April 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    His new high tier position should be a “Grand Wizard” of the KKK. On the other hand, it would had been nice to have someone bust his melon with a Louisville Slugger.

  7. Dark Chocolate

    April 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    When you come out of your face wrong, you should be prepared to face the consequences.

  8. Jah Larry Dread

    April 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    “IF HE OR SHE IS GOING TO BE BOSSED AND CONTROLLED BY JEWS, OR ANYTHING WHITE, AS OBAMA IS…” Really? Please! The Rev. George Brooks has lost or never had it!

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