Sad day when you’re called a “bigot” for wanting to speak English in America.
Via Top Right News:
An Arizona college is being sued for labeling a student a “bigot” and punishing her with a long-term suspension after she requested that English be used in her nursing studies class so she could learn the subject.
The action was filed against Pima Community College on behalf of student Terri Bennett, who alleged that school officials created a “learning environment [that] was hostile to her as an English-language speaker.”
The case will proceed to trial in March.
According Bennett’s legal complaint, she started nursing classes at PCC in January 2013. During classroom hours, she and her fellow students were divided up into smaller groups, and she was “the only first-language English speaker” in her group. The other students in her group “spoke primarily in Spanish.”
The students were asked to fill out class evaluations in March and were told their answers would remain anonymous. Thus, Bennett indicated on her evaluation she would prefer “there were no Spanish in the classroom.”
During another class, Bennett stated shortly after turning in her evaluation, Spanish was used so heavily in the classroom that she said she could not “concentrate.” By April 3, Bennett claimed her learning environment was so challenging that she “followed PCC procedures and requested an interview with the Director of the Nursing Program.”
Bennett’s complaint alleges that, after she told nursing director David Kutzler of her struggles, he accused her of “discriminating against Mexican-Americans” and of being a “bigot and a bitch.”