The father of a black teenager has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Northern California school district because an employee called his son a slave.
N’Jai LeBlanc says he decided to sue the Redwood City School District after Selby Lane School leaders and district officials downplayed the January lunchroom incident during his meeting with them.
LeBlanc’s 13-year-old son was ordered to pick up lunchroom debris and he told a school employee he’s not a slave.
The lawsuit says the employee told the teen it isn’t a free country and added, “You are my slave.” The employee later apologized.
LeBlanc told the Palo Alto Daily News that the word slave is just like the N-word to him.
District spokeswoman Naomi Hunter says the district won’t comment.