Illinois Teacher Asks Students How They’d Like Tax Dollars Going To “Black Fags”

Posted by | October 14, 2009 21:13 | Filed under: Top Stories

Consumer education teacher Dave Burk of Geneva High School is accused of these comments during a lecture on tax dollars going to the National Endowment for the Arts.  (via Crooks and Liars).


“How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black fag in New York to take pictures of other black fags?” Burk allegedly asked, according to student Jordan Hunter.


Burk’s attorney, D.J. Tegeler, said Monday he was not personally aware of the terms Burk used to his classes, but that Burk apologizes for any offense.


“Mr. Burk is cooperating fully with both the principal, the dean of students and the school board,” Tegeler said. “Mr. Burk’s biggest problem is he does not want to intentionally offend anybody and if he did, he apologizes.”


Burk is being let off the hook with a warning, having offered a better apology than the one above.


“These words were inappropriate, and I am truly sorry for my actions,” the apology stated. “The message I conveyed was insensitive and hurtful. That is not what I had intended.”


Burk also said in the apology that he promises to learn from the experience and he plans to be more aware of how his words may impact others.

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