Yeah, I think we're getting to the point we can declare that we're officially fucked as a nation. http://news.yahoo.com/black-spanish-teacher-claims-she-fired-using-word-141803930.html In the annals of political correctness run amok in American schools, this story â€” if true â€” is easily an all-timer. A junior-high school Spanish teacher has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fired from P.S. 211 in the Bronx in March 2012 because of a misunderstanding over the word â€œnegro.â€ The non-tenured teacher, 65-year-old Petrona Smith, maintains that she was instructing her class about how to say the various basic colors in Spanish, reports the New York Post. The word â€œnegroâ€ naturally came up because â€œnegroâ€ is the Spanish word for â€œblack.â€ A seventh-grade student in the class took offense at the term, however, believing the word to be a racial slur. Itâ€™s not clear if Smith directed the term at the student. Whatever the case, he reported the incident to school officials. But, wait. It gets better. Smith, a native of the West Indies, is black. And to top it all off, P.S. 211 is bilingual. Smithâ€™s attorney, Shaun Reid, called the charge that allegedly led to his clientâ€™s termination ridiculous. â€œThey havenâ€™t even accounted for how absurd it is for someone whoâ€™s black to be using a racial slur to a student,â€ Reid told the Post. School officials refused to make any comment about the allegations in the lawsuit. As such, the publicly-known facts are tremendously one-sided at this point. In court papers, Smith does address another incident involving an allegation that she labeled some students as â€œfailures.â€ The teacher states that she had only asked certain students to move to the rear of the classroom after they had failed a test. The Post notes that Smith also claims that students hurled insults at her, calling her â€œfucking monkeyâ€ and other abusive names. Smith hasnâ€™t been able to find another job since she was sacked.