Mexican teacher fired for anti-Semitic ‘joking’ — MercoPress

Mexican university professor fired for anti-Semite ??joke??

Friday, January 21, 2022 – 20:40 UTC

After the unpleasant intervention, the teacher tried to unblock the situation, but it was too late

A Mexican teacher has been sacked after an anti-Semitic remark during a virtual lesson turned out to be most embarrassing for her students: ??What’s the difference between a pizza and a Jew???, she asked .

When none of her students at the San Ángel Center for Higher Studies responded, the teacher -named Irene García Méndez- replied: ??This pizza doesn’t scream when it’s put in the oven.?? The Holocaust is no joke. CESSA University announced the dismissal of the teacher in question.

“Your joke is in too bad taste. Yes, and I tell you the truth: as a Jew, your joke is in too bad taste (…) I assume my fault and I will withdraw from your class, thank you very much, ?? and zoomed out.

Video footage of the incident went viral on social media, leading to the dismissal of García-Méndez. After the disparaging intervention, the teacher tried to resolve the situation, but it was too late.

Twitter user AdinaChel uploaded the music video and it quickly went viral. “Jews are used to anti-Semitism in all its forms. But there are scenes that, because they are everyday, give us goosebumps. …because it’s not a joke. Do you have any comments? Action???

The post elicited many reactions. Some users said it was ??black humor?? but most agreed that it was indeed a ?bad taste?? to joke. Or worse.

CESSA chief executive Alonso Guerrero Arteaga apologized in a statement for the ??offensive comments?? to the Jewish community. ??For many years we have maintained a close and positive relationship, through the students and teachers of our house of studies, as well as the various preparatory schools with which we have very good relations, and we wish to continue to maintain in this way, ?? he said.

In a separate statement, he announced the teacher’s dismissal: “The teacher who made the anti-Semitic remarks was immediately fired. His offensive statements were made in a personal capacity and do not reflect the position of CESSA Universidad, nor the values ​​with which we work in our institution,” said Guerrero Arteaga.

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