A Bronx middle school teacher claims he was unfairly targeted and discriminated against for being a white male.
According to the Post, Paugh William Shadow has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city and the Department of Education in Manhattan. Shadow has taught at MS 391 (The Angelo Patri Middle School) in the South Bronx for several years—he was quoted in a NY Times article about then-principal Pedro Santana in 2010.
The Post describes his grievances:
Shadow claims he was falsely accused of corporal punishment, using derogatory language and leaving his post; and that school administrators refused to back him up on disciplinary matters and failed to reimburse him after he bought materials for his science-lab students.
Shadow allegedly marched sixth-graders up and down a set of stairs for more than five minutes as a means of discipline, although those charges were later dismissed. He writes in the suit that he "was humiliated in front of his peers" and that school officials "discriminated against [him] due to his gender and race."
According to his now-deleted school profile, Shadow was a 7th grade mathematics and science teacher: "Dr. Shadow has taught overseas as well in NYC. Besides Science, Dr. Shadow has a passion for acting and has been on TV shows, commercials, movies and video games."