Michelle Obama’s brother and his wife sue their children’s school for ‘racial and economic bias’
Michelle Obama’s brother and his wife are suing the $24,000-a-year Milwaukee school for kicking out their nine and eleven-year-old “model” students when they complained that virtual classes used racist stereotypes
- Craig and Kelly Robinson File a Lawsuit Against University School of Milwaukee
- Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother and sister-in-law claim private school kicked their sons out after complaining about racial prejudice
- The family filed two reports about the alleged bias in 2021
- They received resignation letters accusing them of “repeatedly engaging in disrespectful and demanding communication with our teachers.”
The brother and sister-in-law of former First Lady Michelle Obama are suing the University School of Milwaukee over allegations that drivers kicked their sons out after complaining about racial prejudice used during virtual learning.
Craig and Kelly Robinson filed a lawsuit against the kindergarten this week.
The complaint alleges that the school retaliated against their families after they filed reports in January and March 2021 about concerns they had about racial and socioeconomic prejudice at the school.
The couple said they had discussions with the school and made suggestions for improvement, but were dismayed when the school turned their 9 and 11-year-olds away, despite the school calling them “model students” and “portraits of a graduate.” .
Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson and wife Kelly are suing the University School of Milwaukee for kicking their sons out after alleging racial bias in virtual classes
Robinson and his wife Kelly (pictured with their sons and the Easter Bunny) have filed a lawsuit alleging the school would retaliate against their families after they filed reports in January and March 2021 over concerns about racial and socioeconomic prejudice
“We heard what was going on in the classroom because of COVID,” Craig Robins told GMA on Tuesday. “Racial and ethical stereotypes that appear in actual assignments were repeatedly used. The use of the word plantation and the like.’
“In addition… there was an insensitivity to socioeconomic status and a disdain for the children who were not physically in the classroom.”
Tuition for their sons in private school cost the Robinsons $23,130 for their third grader and $24,640 for their other son, who is in fifth grade.
The parents thought talks with the school would help, but instead they received termination letters for the boys, who were fired in April 2021 and June 2021.
The complaint cites the letter, saying that the Robinsons were “repeatedly involved in disrespectful and demanding communications with our teachers and administrators.”
The letter continues: “It has only become clearer that there has been a complete breakdown in your family’s trust and respect for USM.”
Robinson, former first lady Michelle Obama, said there was “repeated use of racial and ethical stereotypes” and that the word “plantation” was used in virtual learning.