A student complaining of stroke like symptoms went to the school nurse. The nurse accused him of faking, and instead of calling 911, called the mother to come get him. It turns out that the 17 year old was indeed having a stroke.
Now I get that the nurse was assuming that 17 year olds don’t typically have strokes, but they DO try to come up with excuses to be sent home. Still, the nurse can’t simply assume that the complaint is fake, and was 100% wrong for refusing to call 911. Especially considering that this school is a K-12 public school for children with disabilities. You would think that the nurse there would be better than your average school nurse, so she obviously needs some training, or they need to get a better nurse. That isn’t the point here, because I think we can all agree on that.
The problem that I have is that, instead of simply saying that the nurse was incompetent and screwed up, she has to accuse the school of racism. The school has issues with the students. Just last year, a student beat the principal unconscious in a vicious attack.
The demographics of this school paint a picture. This school has a student/teacher ratio of 9:1, so the students are pretty closely watched. Two thirds of them have learning disabilities, and 85% of the student body is black. As to the staff, 57% of the staff is white, and 19% of the staff is black. This means that there are more black and fewer white teachers at this school than at the average Boston school.
Bad things happen. Just because you happen to be black doesn’t mean that it is always due to racism.