A Dallas, Texas mother is lobbying elementary school officials to fire a staffer who called her son a monkey, then failed to apologize when she told her it wasn’t OK, reports CBS11.
Brittany Miner says her son was playing normally, jumping around and running, when the staffer came up to them.
“As she approached us and got closer she was like ‘oh he’s running around, he’s like a little monkey,” Miner says.
When she told the staffer that her comments were wrong, she followed up with, “Oh look at his little face,” Miner said.
Miner told CBSDFW.COM she wouldn’t have pushed to get the staffer fired after the initial comment. But the follow up statement about her son’s face showed she did not know how to speak to people of color respectfully.
“That lets me know that she doesn’t have any regard to what she was saying to people of color,” Miner said.