Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico filed a lawsuit in the Second Judicial District Court against Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and former Cibola High School Teacher Mary Jane Eastin for violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act. The complaint alleges that Ms. Eastin created a hostile learning environment and discriminated against Native American student McKenzie Johnson when Eastin called her a “bloody Indian” in front of an entire class on Halloween of 2018. The complaint further alleges that APS failed to properly train teachers on the harms of racism and to provide for its students safety. 

Date filed

January 8, 2020