Michigan teacher is suspended for playing song about being gay
A Michigan middle school teacher was suspended without pay last week for playing a song about being gay during class, MyFoxDetroit.com reported.
After a request from one of her students last Wednesday, Susan Johnson played a song from an underground rapper titled "Same Love." It was written in support for same-sex marriage. She had listened to the lyrics and thought her students could benefit from it.
The song illustrates the struggles and stereotypes often associated with being gay.
'I'm very disappointed in the bias, the bigotry that I feel that they're really hiding behind.'
- Susan Johnson
"Man that's gay, gets dropped on the daily, we become so numb to what we’re saying," Ben Maclemore, the rapper, proclaims in the song.
The song's message did not sit well with a student who reported it to South Lyon school officials. Johnson was promptly told she was suspended without pay, the station reported.