Teacher Robert Duncan Fired For Obama Cartoons Fights For His Job Back

teacher robert duncan fired for violent obama cartoons
teacher robert duncan fired for violent obama cartoons



Political cartoons can spark furies, like the Danish cartoon controversy of 2005, or the Bangladesh cartoon controversy of 2007, or the Trayvon Martin cartoon controversy of early 2012. The latest is ripping apart the small town of Slidell, La., and the controversial cartoonists are in junior high.

Their teacher, Robert Duncan, was fired earlier this month from Boyet Junior High School in Slidell for displaying the students' depictions of President Barack Obama, which some found violent and racially charged. But during his appeal, other teachers in the southeast Louisiana city have stepped up to passionately defend their former colleague.