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Nicomi Stewart of Rochester, NY, told WHAM TV that she’s “shocked” and “disgusted” that her daughter’s name has been mispronounced as a racial slur multiple times in automated calls from the city’s school district.

Stewart said she was in disbelief after receiving a robocall informing her that her daughter Nicarri had not arrived at Edison Career and Technology High School — and the automated call pronounced her name as the N-word.

Nicomi Stewart of Rochester, NY, told WHAM TV that she’s “shocked” and “disgusted” that her daughter’s name has been mispronounced as a racial slur multiple times in automated calls from the city’s school district.

Stewart said she was in disbelief after receiving a robocall informing her that her daughter Nicarri had not arrived at Edison Career and Technology High School — and the automated call pronounced her name as the N-word.

“I was like, ‘Wow, am I really hearing you correctly, did the machine just say this?’ ” Stewart told WHAM TV. “It was unbelievable. I was shocked. I was disgusted. I was upset.”

“It’s disrespectful and it’s degrading. I don’t even use that word in my house, so why is my child being called this?” she continued.

The Deputy Superintendent of Administration for the Rochester City School District Lawrence Bo Wright apologized to Stewart and blamed the mispronunciation on a software error.

“Representatives from the district have talked with the family and apologized profusely, as we should, Wright told WHAM TV in a follow-up story. “We can’t say enough how sorry we are.”

However, Stewart added that she’s still receiving the automated calls, despite the fact that Nicarri’s name had been removed from the automated call list.

“They’re making me look like I’m slightly bananas and lying about this, when they’re saying they rectified something they haven’t rectified yet,” Stewart told the news station.

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6 thoughts on “School Robocall Mispronounces Student’s Name As N-Word

  1. I have one question. Why is her daughter missing so many days of school in the first place. She wouldn’t be getting automated calls if her baby was in school. I think it’s a automated error. Those automated systems mispronounce names when I get incoming calls all the time.

  2. Dr. Larry on said:

    Have you ever heard Google Maps mispronounce a street name? Yes, it happens. The translation algorithm can’t interpret everything 100%. Especially the way black women make up these kids shiggidy names. Notice baby mama is completely uninterested in the reason for the multiple calls , that is that Niqua is ditching school on a weekly basis. amazing he shyt we deem important

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