Iconic singer Cher and Wisconsin high school students both expressed their support for a black guard who was fired because he had told a student not to call him the n-word, used the lie, and eventually violated school policy.
The legendary singer shared in a tweet that she would incur the legal costs of 48-year-old Marlon Anderson & # 39; if he chose to sue the Madison Metropolitan School District.
& # 39; How can people be so disrespectful? & # 39; Asked Cher on a Friday chatter, referring to a tweet with an emotional quote from Anderson.
& # 39; A beloved man of color has just passed by and our nations are grieving for him. Congressman Elia Cummings fought for justice. He was loved and feared. If you want to sue MMSD Ed. I will incur your expenses. & # 39;
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Cher shared in a tweet that she would incur the legal costs of 48-year-old Marlon Anderson & # 39; if he chose to sue the Madison Metropolitan School District
Cher & # 39; s passionate tweet only came a few hours after students from the West High School in Madison organized a protest to support the guard
Cher & # 39; s passionate tweet only came a few hours after students from the West High School in Madison set up a protest to support the guard appealing his termination.
The protest was organized by the West Black Student Union at the school and led by Anderson's son, Noah.
Students walked from the school to the offices of the school district where Noah spoke about the difference between using the word as a blemish versus an explanation.
& # 39; My father has taken an instructive moment from an African-American man to a younger African-American man. Why wouldn't he use the word and refer to himself in that way? & # 39; Noah said: WMTV reports.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County announced hours later that they had hired as Director of Program Operations
Noah added that the strike was just the beginning to make the community more inclusive.
& # 39; There has been tension in the MMSD for a while and my father just had to make a sacrifice for it. We're going to fix it – especially with all the support we see, & Noah explained.
& # 39; We have started what we want as students and want our voices to be heard. Every time you make a kind of decision and they have to go into the community – when they make a decision that affects a certain group of people. & # 39;
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County announced hours later that they had hired as Director of Program Operations.
& # 39; Marlon Anderson has an amazing track record of working with local teenagers. Our CEO Michael Johnson worked with Marlon today to strengthen a leadership role at Boys & Girls Clubs in Dane County, & said the center in a Facebook post.
In a short Facebook message on Wednesday, Marlon Anderson said he was fired from the Madison Metropolitan School District
& # 39; From Monday, he will act as our Director of Program Operations for managing volunteer engagement, special initiatives, and recruiting teenagers.
We are pleased to welcome Marlon to this temporary position until his appeal is completed by Madison Metropolitan School District.
MMSD interim chief inspector Jane Belmore has issued a statement saying that more conversation would be needed to get a better response to the use of the word.
In a short Facebook post on Wednesday, Anderson announced that he was fired from the Madison Metropolitan School District.
He claimed that a student repeatedly gave him a & # 39; b *** h a * s n *** a & # 39; called.
& # 39; I have replied & # 39; don't call me n *** a! & # 39; And I was fired, "Anderson said in the post that has been shared more than 500 times and has more than 1000 shares.
He put it to the Wisconsin State Journal that he had responded to a call to assist the assistant director at the West High School in guiding a disruptive student.
The student – identified as black – reportedly shoved the hand of the administrator and started shouting obscenities against Anderson containing the n-word.
He helped a West High School incident when a student – identified as black – started using the prelude to him
Anderson shares that he & # 39; focused & # 39; felt by the assistant director of the school who kept a radio at the guard while he and the student were talking
While Anderson told the student not to name him, he claims that the assistant director had turned on the microphone on their radio and moved it so that other personnel radios could hear what he said.
Anderson shares that he & # 39; focused & # 39; felt.
The security guard said he was used by students from both the East and West High School & # 39; often & # 39; was named. Those moments often end in & # 39; recovering conversations & # 39; between him and the students.
Anderson appeals to the termination and has the support of his community, which policies & # 39; lazy & # 39; finds
West High Principal Karen Boran sent an email to parents on Wednesday to inform them about the & # 39; serious incident & # 39; where & # 39; an employee was involved in a racial lie with students & # 39 ;.
& # 39; As you know, when it comes to racial statements, our expectation is very clear, & # 39; said Boran. & # 39; Regardless of the context or circumstance, racist statements are not acceptable in our schools. & # 39;
Boran added that the zero tolerance approach has been applied consistently & will be applied consistently & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I also want to ask for your partnership because we are working to make our school climate as good as possible for all our students and our staff, & # 39; she added.
Chief Inspector Jane Belmore reiterated the sentiment and added that & # 39; has been shared several times by communication and professional development & # 39 ;.
In the past school year there were at least seven cases where employees were fired or resigned because of the use of the lie.
Anderson appeals to the termination and has the support of his community, which policies & # 39; lazy & # 39; finds.
& # 39; MMSD must change this lazy, harmful and vigorous policy that may prevent the real work that every HR department must do by looking at the context in which such a word (or another) is used, & # 39; explained Kaleem from Caire, former CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison.
& # 39; They are an academic institution and should teach themselves and young people about using words like N **** r, not running away from them.
She added later: & # 39; Marlon must get his job back plus pay afterwards. Sometimes leaders have to admit that they have made a mistake instead of hiding behind the mistakes they have made. It feels like that's what MMSD is doing here.
They are committed to a poor policy that was reactionary and not well thought out.
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