Free speech is relative, especially when it comes to commenting on growing tension of police brutality. Principal Alber Iber has been removed from his job at North Miami Senior High School, only a day after making insensitive comments regarding the pool party incident that went viral.
Iber thought to go to his Facebook account to express his opinion, as he defends officer Eric Casebolt after video footage showed the cop throwing a bikini-clad black girl to the ground and cursing at several black teens. According to VIBE, the screenshot of Iber’s comments started surfacing online and the student body—99% black—also voiced their outrage. Once Miami-Dade schools’ superintendent Alberto Carvalho got wind of Iber’s comment, he quickly made sure to remove Iber from his position at the school.
“Judgment is the currency of honesty, Insensitivity, intentional or perceived, is both unacceptable and inconsistent with our policies, but more importantly with our expectation of common sense behavior that elevates the dignity and humanity of all, beginning with children.”
At the end of the day we are all entitled to our own opinion, but when you hold a public job such as a principle, saying insensitive comments such as he did, there should be nothing else to expect then being removed from the school. These events that take place are delicate, and with the way the media is set up nothing goes unnoticed.