Blanche Ely Teacher Accused of Calling Haitian-American Student ‘Little Chocolate Boy’

Laura Figueroa, Miami Herald, February 3, 2012

A Blanche Ely High School teacher once in hot water over “holy water” now finds herself facing disciplinary action again after a Haitian-American student complained that she called him “little chocolate boy.”

Reading teacher Leslie Rainer, 46, could be suspended over the complaint filed with the school district in January. In it, a Haitian-American student complained that she called him “little chocolate boy” and “chocolate that nobody wanted” last May.


“[Rainer] has had a history of inappropriate conduct towards her part-Haitian, minority descent students,” the complaint notes. “Respondent made a statement to a student that, ‘I wish they would put you in a boat and send you back where you came from.’ ”

The complaint also says Rainer once told a student to stand in the corner near a garbage can because “that’s where he belongs.”

Rainer has been in trouble before. In May 2010, an atheist colleague accused Rainer and another teacher of pretending to sprinkle her with “holy water” in front of students. Though initially removed from their teaching posts, the two were later cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the classroom.


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  • Anonymous

    The fact is that xenophobia and nativism is commonpalce in all ethnic groups. Many Whites historically have looked down on the Irish, Jews, Poles etcc. and other whites.

  • This person should not be a teacher or be teaching children to hate or be ashamed themselves regardless of their back ground or race. She is an embarrassment to Dr King’s dream. 

    • Anonymous

      This board is beginning to look like a casting call for a Tarzan movie.

  • It doesn’t surprise me at all,I remember in Miami there was a lot of tension between American Blacks and Haitians,I even remember one time an older Haitian Man telling Me that he would disown his Daughter if she ever started dating an American Black,and for the longest time “haitian” was an insult American Blacks would throw at each other

  • I love stories like this. It shows that even blacks can’t stand other blacks. The Jamaicans hate the Haitians who hate the Dominicans. Everybody who isn’t an African black hates the African blacks, the bantu Somalis and the Sudanese and the like, with a passion, and the African blacks return the hatred. American blacks hate all blacks, themselves included. They are too light, too dark, too ghetto or not ghetto enough, too “white” or too “black,” etc.

    Nobody likes blacks and most people hate them. So far as I have been able to tell, for mighty fine reasons.