Teacher Says Her Own Racism Is Her Defense Against Fondling Student

I know that I’m taking a little break, but I stumbled upon this and I just can’t walk away. Come ON with this. And if you aren’t following him, you really out to follow No More Race–it’s a fantastic blog.

No More Race

OK this may be the most unique and bizarre defense to a crime I have EVER heard:

A teacher in Texas has invoked her own racism in a defense against charges that she fondled an African-American student in her first grade class at Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School in Humble.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the 7-year-old girl said that 61-year-old Esther Irene Stokes sent all of the other students out of the room on March 1 and then touched her “private part” on the outside of her clothes.

“The victim said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher and that the teacher touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her ‘private part,’ her vaginal area,” Humble Police Department Detective J. Blanchard explained on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said that after failing a polygraph test, Stokes insisted to…

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