Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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A Kennesaw State University lecturer allegedly assaulted and shouted racial epithets at an Uber driver in Dunwoody, Ga., television station WSB reported on Wednesday.

The passenger's attorney said her client "was mortified" and "deeply ashamed and sorry for the derogatory language he used towards Mr. Stober during the episode." The attorney also said her client suffered from alcoholism, WSB reported.

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A teacher in Brentwood, Calif. allegedly told a biracial student that black people "are not smart," television station KCBS reported on Thursday.

The student's father, who is suing the school district, alleged that his daughter's teacher used the N-word, said black people "are not smart" and said President Abraham Lincoln was an "(N-word) lover."

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