A Texas school district has sacked a self-acclaimed “Black supremacist” elementary school teacher for publishing anti-white, “racist” tweets, some of which joked about violence.
Until her dismissal, Danielle Allen, 29, was a first-grade teacher at Thompson Elementary School.
Deep Hatred Toward White People
Before her ordeal started, Allen had published a post on X. “Why shouldn’t I hate white people?” she wrote under the pseudonym Claire Kyle.
Allen’s identity was eventually revealed after it was uncovered by two X users, Amiri King and Haley Kennington.
Initially, Allen joked about planning to kill her sister’s white boyfriend, whom she said looked like a Trump supporter, and promised to hide his body, according to her text message exchange.
“I can’t BELIEVE she has this cave dweller in my freaking house!!!!… Omg I’m trying to stay calm. She knows I’m a racist!!!… Come and kill him for me… I promise I’ll help you hide the body… Bring all 4 of your guns,” Allen said.
“Like I’m baffled AF seeing a White man in my house. I can’t believe it!! This is supposed to be a [Black-person-only] house. I’m so mad right now!!”
Allen said she was disappointed in her sister because they were trained better than she was trying to portray them, accusing her of promiscuity.
“MY SIS LETTING ALL OF EUROPE TAKE TURNS ON HER!,” Allen said. “The disappointment I feel right now! Our parents raised us better than this!”
‘My Job Is Safe’
Surprisingly, Allen had bragged that she would never be fired because the administration had “laughed off” her posts.
“Y’all have found my job. They told me to delete the post, but my job is safe since I did not directly wish harm on ALL White people. They laughed and told me to watch what I say, and I’ll be good to go,” Allen wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Just talked to the school board, and my job is safe. I told them it was a joke, and they know I’m not racist, so have fun.”
Allen then supported the claim that her job was safe in a video. “Twitter thinks they can take my job away from me,” she said in a video of herself apparently walking through the halls of the elementary school.
“Call me every name under the sun, but you all will never call me unemployed,” she added.
District Dissociates Itself
Mesquite Independent School District dissociated itself from the statements credited to Allen, which it described as “racist,” adding that she would not be “eligible for rehire” after her termination.
“[T]he highly offensive statements posted to her X account do not reflect the values and standards of Mesquite ISD, and the district condemns them in the strongest terms,” the district said in a statement.
Netizens Hail Dismissal
Some X users hailed the school district for firing Allen.
“This is the only appropriate response,” one tweep said. “Thank you for doing what was necessary.”
“Thank you. This is a huge relief to hear. I’m hoping there isn’t a culture that excuses this type of behavior at this school, but this seems to be [a] good step in the right direction,” another one said. “Thank you for your decisiveness.”
Others Blame District, Demand Probe
While some X users praised the district for a job well done, others criticized it for its late response.
“But ask yourself. Why did it take X to make you do anything? That’s pretty bad for a school system,” one user said. “Racism is racism, no matter the race. You say it doesn’t reflect your values, but you kept her employed until this happened. All I gotta say is do better.”
“I also wonder how many other teachers were friends with her and aware of her posts but chose to say nothing, endangering students,” another user said. “They need to be fired as well! There needs to be an investigation into that entire school like there would be if the races were reversed.”
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