More than 1,000 students and staff walked out from the school Friday morning and marched to the Doyle Administration building nearly two miles away to protest Anderson’s firing this week..
As West High School students walked out of school Friday to protest the firing of a black Madison security guard for using the N-word to correct a student, the former employee got a major boost from an unexpected corner.
District officials vowed Friday better education on the use of the N-word and the harm it causes along with a review of policies that led to the West High School security guard being fired.
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"I need the district to answer the question of how can a black man lose his job for telling a student to not call him the N-word," said Marlon Anderson.
UW-Madison said it is investigating and that the signs "appear to be part of a protest calling attention to experiences of underrepresented students."
West High School students and staff are organizing walkouts Friday morning in support of Marlon Anderson, the security guard fired earlier this week.
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West High School security employee Marlon Anderson, who was fired this week, has filed a grievance appealing the decision. "We're fighting this," he said.
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A West High School security officer terminated for using the n-word in front of a student says he was telling the student not to call him that word after an altercation.
A black security guard who was fired Wednesday said he used the n-word while defending himself from a student calling him the slur, but School District officials say there is a zero-tolerance policy on the use of racial slurs by employees.
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