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Teacher Accused of Calling Haitian Student ‘Chocolate Boy,’ Faces Suspension

Posted on: February 9, 2012

In Philip Roth’s 2000 novel “The Human Stain,” a classics professor, referring to two students who had never come to class, asks his seminar: “Do they exist or are they spooks?” The man eventually resigned over the remark; he didn’t realize that the two students were black, and spooks was considered a racist term.

It’s unclear whether a teacher in South Florida made a similarly innocent slip when she allegedly called a Haitian-American student “l



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