Teacher Says Her Own Racism Is Her Defense Against Fondling Student

Doomed either way.

Doomed either way.

OK this may be the most unique and bizarre defense to a crime I have EVER heard:

A teacher in Texas has invoked her own racism in a defense against charges that she fondled an African-American student in her first grade class at Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School in Humble.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the 7-year-old girl said that 61-year-old Esther Irene Stokes sent all of the other students out of the room on March 1 and then touched her “private part” on the outside of her clothes.

“The victim said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher and that the teacher touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her ‘private part,’ her vaginal area,” Humble Police Department Detective J. Blanchard explained on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said that after failing a polygraph test, Stokes insisted to Humble police that she had not touched the girl “on any part of her body.”

“She doesn’t like to even touch the black children on their hand, she shies away when they try to hug her — she admitted to being prejudiced,” Blanchard said.

The complaint stated that Stokes “doesn’t like black students because she was prejudiced” and “has little to no interaction” with her accuser.

Wow. Invoking your own racism and cruelty to your students in order to defend yourself from a worse crime. Wow. Either way, this lady should be toast as far as ever being around kids.

Here is the full article.

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17 thoughts on “Teacher Says Her Own Racism Is Her Defense Against Fondling Student

  1. ericjbaker says:

    “I couldn’t have done that muder, your honor. I was busy robbing a jewelry store at the time.”

    This woman is an idiot’s Snickers Bar. Whatever way you slice her, she comes up stupid.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Now that is funny Eric!

      • ericjbaker says:

        You gotta make fun of people like that or you’ll go crazy. I’ve had to stop reading comments after online news articles because of all the belligerent stupidity, racism, and ignorance.

      • Earnest Harris says:

        Yeah I have gotten to point where most of the time I refuse to read general comments online with news stories. Anonymity brings out the crazies.

  2. K.C. Wise says:

    Reblogged this on Black. Bunched. Mass. Mom. and commented:
    I know that I’m taking a little break, but I stumbled upon this and I just can’t walk away. Come ON with this. And if you aren’t following him, you really out to follow No More Race–it’s a fantastic blog.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Thanks for the kind words. And yeah this story is possibly the strangest I have seen in quite some time.

    • ericjbaker says:

      I second K.C.’s opinion. You do a great job of shining the light where it needs to be shined, toward the positive and the negative.

      • Earnest Harris says:

        Thanks. You guys know how blogging is. Sometimes you write this stuff almost as a diary for yourself, not knowing if anybody else cares about it. So always good to know it makes a small difference here and there. I do try to make sure it is not focused on negative “racist” bs cuz I believe there is far too much changing in our world for the positive when it comes to people coming together. Just need to point out every once in a while that we have to remain vigilant cuz there are still a lot of idiots out there.

  3. Christina says:

    I don’t even know what to say.

  4. I think the thought that this little girl was in a classroom being taught unknowingly by a woman who could never love her enough to try to help her reach her full potential because she’s black is worse than had this woman really touched her inappropriately.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      You know I totally get what you are saying. I don’t know if it is worse to think this lady had such disdain for that little girl and others like her because of their skin color, compared to a sexual assault, but it really does make me sad to think of how much the teacher’s attitude must have impacted all the black kids in her classes. When she said she shied away from hugging them, it really bothered me. They are just little kids. So so sad.

  5. makingitthroughmonday says:

    How sad it is that these are people we trust to educate our children!!!!

    • Earnest Harris says:

      You wonder how many are like her out there. But I prefer to believe there are way more who are nothing like this crazy and disturbed lady.

      • makingitthroughmonday says:

        I prefer to believe the same thing! We can only hope that our children will offer a more tolerant and accepting future based on seeing the ignorance of people like this woman.

  6. Where do you fin these stories! Lol I really do love this blog I preview or read it now once a day just to get my fancy :}

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