Teacher Who Did a Poor Job of "Playing Indian" in Video that Went Viral is Placed on Leave
October 22, 2021
A Riverside High School math teacher may know a lot about trigonometry, but she lacks wisdom on life matters--especially when it comes to how to deal with Native Americans relations.
A video that went viral on social media shows a Caucasian math woman teacher prancing among students in a classroom, wearing a headdress-with feathers-made from construction paper in an attempt to dance like an Indian. She even threw in a tomahawk chop. The video captured her making chanting-like statements and pretending to pray at her desk.
The video was filmed by a Native American student during his trigonometry class on Tuesday.