Jersey City Teacher Suspended After Rant During Zoom, Calls George Floyd a ‘Criminal’

Jersey City Teacher Suspended After Rant During Zoom, Calls George Floyd a ‘Criminal'

A Jersey City high school teacher has been suspended for allegedly going on a hate rant during his zoom class at Dickinson High School.

A discussion on climate change devolved as science teacher Howard Zlotkin aired his grievances with the students.

During the zoom class Zlotkin is heard making remarks about Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, white privilege and a student. 

“If you think I’m privileged then f— you, because my daughter thinks I’m privileged and I don’t speak to her,” he was seen saying in a recording of the online class session. At one point he started yelling and cursing at one student.

Timmia Williams, a 17-year-old senior, said the landscape and design teacher seemed to focus on Black students, sharing his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd.

“I hear people whining and crying about Black Lives Matter, but George Floyd was a f—g criminal and he got arrested and he got killed because he wouldn’t comply and the bottom line is we make him a f—g hero,” Zlotkin is heard saying in a recording.