White teacher who couldn’t put up Zoom call gets caught calling black parent ‘a piece s ***’

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White teacher who didn’t put up Zoom call gets caught calling black parent ‘a piece of cake’ and says her son is lying because ‘that’s what black people do’

  • Katura Stokes and her 12-year-old son had a Zoom call with teacher Kimberly Newman on January 20 to discuss education issues amid distance learning
  • Afterward, Newman couldn’t leave the call and heard racist comments about Stokes and the boy – who are black
  • ‘These parents are what kind of pieces they are. They are black. She’s black. They’re a black family, ”Newman said
  • She added that the boy had ‘learned to lie and made excuses that nothing is his fault’ because ‘that’s what black people do’
  • Stokes has now filed a claim against the school district; Newman has quit his job as a teacher

The mother of a sixth-grade black group has sued a California school district after a white teacher was caught making racist comments about a Zoom call.

Katura Stokes filed the claim against the Palmdale School District on Thursday over the shocking comments made on January 20.

The claim will be made according to The Orange County Register, who got a video of the rant in which educator, Kimberly Newman, claimed that black people lie and are not accountable for their actions.

According to Stokes lawyers, the mother contacted teachers at Desert Willow Fine Arts, Science and Technology Magnet Academy in January because her 12-year-old son was struggling to adapt to online learning.

Newman, a science instructor, called Stokes and her son through Zoom on January 20 to help them through some educational issues.

Afterward, Newman was unable to end the conversation and heard racist comments on her computer’s microphone.

Katura Stokes' son attends Desert Willow Fine Arts, Science and Technology Magnet Academy (pictured), part of the Palmdale School District.

Katura Stokes’ son attends Desert Willow Fine Arts, Science and Technology Magnet Academy (pictured), part of the Palmdale School District.

In a video recording of the conversation, Newman tells another person – supposedly her husband – that she believes Stokes had avoided contact with the school and was actually not interested in helping her son with his schoolwork.

She then says, ‘She [Stokes] answered her phone for the first time all year. I mean, these parents, that’s what kind of pieces they are. They are black. She’s black. They are a black family. ‘

Later in the clip, Newman states that the 12-year-old boy has “learned to lie and make excuses that nothing is his fault.”

“This is what black people do,” Newman proclaims.

“White people do it too, but black people do it a lot more.”

Newman has since resigned from Desert Willow Fine Arts, Science and Technology Magnet Academy.

She also appears to have scrubbed her social media accounts.

In a video of the phone call, Newman tells another person - supposedly her husband - that she believes Stokes had avoided contact with the school and was actually not interested in helping her son with his schoolwork.

In a video of the phone call, Newman tells another person - supposedly her husband - that she believes Stokes had avoided contact with the school and was actually not interested in helping her son with his schoolwork.

In a video of the phone call, Newman tells another person – supposedly her husband – that she believes Stokes had avoided contact with the school and was actually not interested in helping her son with his schoolwork.

Stokes says she recorded the incident on her phone because the comments were so outrageous she was worried no one would believe they were real

Stokes says she recorded the incident on her phone because the comments were so outrageous she was worried no one would believe they were real

Stokes says she recorded the incident on her phone because the comments were so outrageous she was worried no one would believe they were real

Stokes says she recorded the incident on her phone because the comments were so outrageous that she was afraid no one would believe they were real.

Stokes is now represented by Neil Gehlawat and John Taylor of Ring Taylor’s attorneys.

“The horrible comments the teacher made in the video are really heartbreaking for a mother to hear and for her young son,” Taylor told The Orange County Register.

It is inconceivable that an educator would mock and belittle this family, and there is no doubt that this incident has marked them.

“All children are entitled to an educational experience without discrimination, and this video has shown what minority students often encounter behind the scenes today.”

Stokes is now represented by Neil Gehlawat

Stokes is now represented by Neil Gehlawat

John Taylor of Ring Taylor's attorneys is also in the case

John Taylor of Ring Taylor's attorneys is also in the case

Stokes is now represented by Neil Gehlawat and John Taylor of Ring Taylor’s attorneys.

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