A Michigan high school student has called out her teacher for passing out racist reading material in a history class that was supposed to be about the Holocaust.
The two-page article, obtained by local news outlet WLNS Lansing
, contains dozens of references to the N-word in songs and racist passages. While the Mason school district explained the materials were being used to illustrate instances of racism, the student says they were presented without enough context to a classroom full of white kids.
“The article is about all the words that these white people came up with to call us and drag [Black people] down,” the Mason High School student told WLNS.
Hours before Alex Murdaugh
allegedly killed his wife and son
near the dog kennels of their family estate, the former lawyer knew he was in trouble.
Jeanne Seckinger, the CFO of Murdaugh’s family law firm, had already confronted him a month prior about improperly depositing money from a civil case settlement and got him to allegedly admit he was trying to secretly move money into his wife’s name. But Seckinger told Colleton County jurors on Tuesday that she approached Murdaugh on June 7, 2021, about a different, and more serious, monetary question: What happened to $792,000 in legal fees owed to the firm that had gone missing in a case Murdaugh handled?
“He looked at me with a pretty dirty look, one I had not seen before, and said ‘What do you need now?’” Seckinger testified about a conversation that began outside his office. “My concern was that he had stolen fees and they were paid to him personally.”
Police believe the head teacher of an elite private school in England
was shot dead by her husband, who then murdered their 7-year-old daughter and used the gun to kill himself, according to a report.
The bodies of Emma Pattison, her husband, George, and daughter, Lettie, were found in their family home on the grounds of Epsom College
in southern England on Sunday. Police now think George is responsible for the deaths, the BBC
Late on Saturday evening, Emma Pattison reportedly made a distressed call to a family member. But the 45-year-old head teacher, her 39-year-old husband, and her daughter were all dead by the time the loved one arrived. Gunshots were heard before the trio were found in the early hours.
Officials detonated several train cars filled with toxic gas Monday after a derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, causing an explosion that reached several hundred feet into the air and sent a plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said at least five of the cars were carrying vinyl chloride, a cancerous substance used in plastic production that, if inhaled, could cause internal burns to a person’s airway and lungs. Because of the risk that the gas was already leaking, Norfolk Southern Railroad made the decision to instigate a “controlled release” to burn off the deadly chemicals rather than wait for them to dissipate naturally.
Prior to the planned explosion, which took place around 3:30 p.m. local time, DeWine and the governor of neighboring Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, evacuated an area of two square miles along the states’ borders. The entire area is home to roughly 4,800 people, the Associated Press reported
. It remains unclear when residents will be able to return to their homes.
While the entire news media was consumed by a Chinese spy balloon
that the Biden Administration ultimately shot out of the sky
over the weekend, Seth Meyers noted on Monday that it was an “especially big hit” on Fox News, whose “human news balloons could not stop obsessing over it.”
“An entire network became obsessed with a balloon like a five year old at a birthday party,” the Late Night host said, joking that President Biden should have announced that he had invited the balloon to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade “just to screw” with Fox News.
“The speculation on the right got so fevered and out of control that the Republicans and Fox personalities started taking wild guesses about what might be inside the balloon,” Meyers added, sharing clips of hosts like Jesse Watters and Maria Bartiromo wondering aloud about whether it could have contained a new virus or “surveillance products powered by solar energy.”