San Antonio teacher fired for refusing to stop wearing Black Lives Matter face mask, CNN reports
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teacher was fired for continuing to wear a Black Lives Matter face mask, even though it was against school policy, according to a CNN report. Lillian White, an art teacher at the Great Hearts Western Hills public charter school in San Antonio, started wearing the face mask once the school reopened for in-person classes. When she was wearing the mask, which read “Black Lives Matter” and Silence is Violence," students were not back on campus, CNN reports. White told CNN she wore the mask to “demonstrate her support for Black students and faculty,” and to also “advocate for an anti-racism action plan and a more diverse curriculum." On Sept. 5, White was told by the school her employment was terminated for her refusal to wear a different mask, CNN reports.