Students, parents rally to bring back ‘racist’ LA teacher

lateach25n-2-webParents and students rallied Monday in defense of a Los Angeles middle school teacher accused of making racist remarks in the classroom.

Eighth grade teacher Steven Carnine has been removed from the classroom at Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center after a lawsuit filed on behalf of a mixed-race student March 18 against the district alleged Carnine used the N-word in class, NBC Los Angeles reported.

“That guy was a thug and got what he deserved,” the suit claims Carnine said to students when a classroom discussion about the Civil War turned to Ferguson, Mo. and the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr.

Supporters chanted “Bring him back!” and held signs that read #SaveMrCarnine and “Save Carnine” outside the school in Brentwood, Calif. Then hundreds of students left class in protest later in the day, according to NBC…