High School Teacher Fired for Post Rejecting Idea of “White Privilege”

by Damjan Tutarkov
LaCorte News

A high school teacher in Illinois has been fired over a post defending the freedom of speech and saying that she finds the “term ‘white privilege’ as racist as the ‘N’ word.”

The post

“I am about facts, truth-seeking and love. I will speak on any topic I choose because I live in a free country,” Jeanne Hedgepeth, who teaches social studies at Palatine High School, wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post.

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