Shawn McCurtain, a White Des Moines, Iowa, high school teacher, is accused of reportedly asking his Black student Jabre White (pictured) to respond to him by saying, “Yes Sir, Master,” according to The Des Moines Register.
The alleged incident occurred while McCurtain was in the process of directing his students to go to an economics class on a lower floor within the school’s building. The youths were reportedly on their way to take a final exam. According to White, after receiving the instructions from McCurtain, he responded to the teacher by saying “Yes, Sir.” The educator, then allegedly corrected White by stating that what he should have said instead was “Yes Sir, Master.”
White, who is a senior at Roosevelt High School, was highly offended by McCurtain’s alleged racist response. The youth quickly retorted, “Who the f**k are you talking to? You’re nobody’s master and this is not slave days.”
When White’s mother, Nicholle (pictured), got wind of what had reportedly taken place at the school, she was appalled and hurt by the racist comment. Nicholle says she contacted the school’s officials with regards to the bias, and after an investigation, they reportedly deemed White’s allegations as factual.
So why aren’t school officials informing the family as to how the matter will be handled?
Nicholle is upset by the fact that while the incident has been verified, she and her family have not been told how the unnamed teacher will be disciplined — if at all — and this is troubling to them.