A black Minnesota
teacher is fighting back against the St. Paul Public School district,
which he said has discriminated against him for questioning race-based
educational programs, according to a federal lawsuit.
“I filed the lawsuit because the EEOC found probable cause that I was
retaliated and racially discriminated for speaking up,” Aaron Benner,
who taught fourth grade and now is a Dean of Students (9th Grade) at
Cretin-Derham Hall, told Fox News.
“The irony is the racial discrimination charge. My district always talks
about racial equity, and then they got caught going after the only black
teacher in the school. I had five frivolous investigations opened up on
The district allegedly targeted Benner after he publicly criticized the
school’s race-based policies, which, according to EAGNews.org, a
non-profit organization that promotes education reform, were a direct
result of an Obama administration initiative that forced school
districts to address disproportionate percentages of minority students
being suspended for bad behavior.