The teacher's toast.
Barry:He really needed your assistance & Advice ... MMMMMMGood example of"I have the right to REMAIN Silent"
I think that teacher is on the edge. Too much public school for him.It is a worthy debate, with the right people, as to why some people can use the slang "n" word and others can't.
This is crap! I bet that student's friends (white or black) call him n---a all the time. This teacher says it once and it is racial. Very confusing. It is okay to call yourself something but if someone else does it is wrong???If one party cannot use the word in any manner the other party should refrain as well.
Black people are the most racial people I know...and well said 8:38. This kid (or his family) will probably sue the school district...I hope the teacher wins his suspension appeal. This crap is getting ridiculous...
that teacher did nothing wrong. i hear black people calling each other that same word the teacher used all the time. they need to also suspend every student that says that to another.funny how its ok for one black person to say it to another and it means "buddy" or "friend" but when a white person does it can ONLY mean racist. the teacher did not use it in a racist way, but was rather talking to him the way he probably talks to all his black buddys.
I think ALL of you are right. Honestly, the teacher shouldn't have said it...I mean, the grown-up should refrain from any 'get out of here, you idiot!' comments in the professional setting. That's what blogs are for...;-)But, I absolutely agree...if blacks are offended by the term (-er, -a), then they ought to eradicate the word from their own verbiage. It's just silly 'political correctness' that will have the teacher thrown under the bus, while the kid is high-fiving with his 'niggas.'
If I did this at American Airlines ... My 20 year career would be over ...You folks are correct ... Things have gotten WAY OUT OF HAND :)
There are many terms that groups use to describe themselves BUT those terms are fightin' words if others use them. Let me propose just a few: Okie, jarhead, pollock, grunt, Aggie, and many more (some nearly unprintable). If you're one of 'em, it's ok. If it's used by others...watch out!
C'mon...you can imagine the situation in this classroom and just how many hundreds of times in that classroom kids have called each other that name. So here's a teacher that gets hip to the lingo and suddenly he needs to be hung in the town square. Fine, persecute him...and then send every kid in that school who from this day forward utters that word to alternative school. That would be fair.
Just another example of how the world we live in (government, education, employment, etc.) operates on the ol' double standard. It alright for "us", but not for you! My grandmother would be saying,"What's good for the goose is good for the gander!"
Does anybody think it's strange that they chose the black reporter, instead of the white reporter, to cover this story???
No, that didn't surpise me at all...I would have been surprised if they had used a white reporter...I agree with 9:35, black people are the most racist people there are...
Hummm? Most racist? There may be several ethnic candidates for that label. Wise Co. might be high on the list.
to 4:38, as a person from Wise county, I've been to the other side of the tracks and trust me, they're not that high on the list.
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