Georgia Teacher Who Told Girl She Would Only Be Good To “Have Sex And Make Children,” Resigns
Last week, we told you about Shaniaya Hunter, a junior at Greene County High School whose teacher did the unthinkable, back in December, when he told her, in front of her entire class:
“I have been around for 37 years and clearly, you are the dumbest girl that I have ever met.”
Months later, Hunter could barely get through an interview with news reporters as she attempted to recount the incident. Thankfully, her mother and aunt stepped in saying they were going to fight until it was over. That resolution came this week, when the teacher, Cory Hunter, (no relation) turned in his resignation.
Greene County School System Superintendent Chris Houston confirmed during a board of education meeting that Hunter submitted his resignation.
Houston told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “He will not be returning to the classroom. In submitting his resignation, he verbally expressed his apologies to his students and fellow staff members for any disruption caused to the school by the controversy over the last several weeks.”
Hunter went on his four-minute tirade against Shaniaya when she asked who Sojourner Truth was.
After telling her she was the dumbest girl he’d ever met, Hunter, who also served as the varsity basketball coach, said, “You know what your purpose is going to be? To have sex and have children because you ain’t ever gonna be smart.”
Hunter, who has severe vision problems, has missed a lot of school as a result, and was trying to catch up for an upcoming test. She just so happened to be recording the lesson on her iPad which ultimately resulted in his resignation.
Ben Windham, an attorney hired by the family, threatened to sue Hunter and take the school system to court if he didn’t resign or get fired.
Wyndham said, “It is a shame that it took a lawyer to be involved. It is a shame that it took this long. I am just glad for Shaniaya Hunter. She can got to school and hopefully move on.”
It’s also a damn shame that Hunter, a Black man, felt it was appropriate to say such a thing to a fellow Black student. Sometimes, the worst attacks come from within our own community.