Posted on February 1, 2022

Slow Response to N-Word at School Board Meeting Generates Backlash

Ny Magee, The Grio, January 29, 2022

A Grosse Pointe, Michigan mother went viral this week after using a racial slur during a school board meeting about diversity.

The unidentified white woman went on a rant during Monday’s meeting about her son getting in trouble at Grosse Pointe South High School for saying the N-word on Snapchat, Click On Detroit reports.

“Well, you know what? I have two young white boys. One of which got in trouble for saying the N-word on Snapchat,” said the parent.

“My address was put out there,” the mother continued. “We were threatened, and why? Because he said [the N-word]. I’m sorry, this happens to be in every song. The FCC, the Jon Connors, the who’s who are in charge of this s—, are basically allowing this.”

A board member cut her off and politely warned the woman to “watch your language.”

The woman went on to describe herself as “an inner-city person” who is down with the culture, as she “intentionally put” her son “in very primarily all-Black dance class, sales school, you name it, I’m into all of those things.”

One board member appeared quite shaken over the woman’s racial slur.


“And the argument that it can be heard in other places is the most offensive argument and has led to countless atrocities in our history,” said Grosse Pointe Public Schools Superintendent Jon Dean.

Several Grosse Pointe residents are outraged that the woman was allowed to continue speaking after uttering the N-word. Some parents reacted to the moment in a private Facebook Page for Grosse Pointe residents.


Per the school’s policy against vulgar and profane language, the woman’s son was reportedly suspended for four to 10 days for using the N-word online.