HOUSTON – A third grade Houston Independent School District teacher is disputing accusations that she has used racist remarks on a conservative Internet talk show.
Despite Angela Box's claims, some parents and teachers are calling for her to resign from the classroom.
Box says that won't be happening.
Box has expressed her disgust with President Barack Obama and her frustration with Muslims on food stamps asking for specially prepared food.
Box says she has never used the "n-word" as she has been accused of by community activist Quanell X.
"I don't believe in judging people by the color of their skin. I, actually, like Martin Luther King did, shockingly, judge people by the content of their character," said Angela Box.
Box took Friday off work due to all of the controversy surrounding her role on the show "Tommy's Garage". She says she didn't feel safe going into work.
However, she has no plans of resigning from her job at Ray K. Daily Elementary.
HISD said in a statement:
We respect the First Amendment and the rights of employees and community members, and will continue to monitor the situation.
Box says she recognizes that the show may not be appropriate for children.
"No I don't want children to watch it. That's cuckoo talk," Box said. "But we're adults and it plays on midnights on a cable access station. It's a comedy satire show for people that have strong opinions."