Friday, October 10, 2008

The more things change the more they stay the same

"Nigga first was used back in the Deep South,
Fallin out between the dome of the white man's mouth"
- A Tribe Called Quest

7th-Grade Teacher to Students: Obama is a 'N'-Word

From BET - 7th-Grade teacher to students: Obama is a ‘N’-word. Angry parents in the northwest Florida community of Marianna want a middle school teacher fired after he put the “N”-word on the board to describe Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The Marianna Middle School teacher, Greg Howard, is now serving a 10-day suspension after writing an acronym on the dry-erase board on Sept. 26: “C.H.A.N.G.E. - Come Help A N*gg*r Get Elected.” But many parents want the 17-year teacher fired. The seventh-grade social studies teacher’s class has 17 White students, six Black students and one Asian student. Initially he was suspended for the day without pay, but that was elevated to the 10-day punishment. He must also write a letter of apology to students. “We feel like the punishment is sufficient,” Larry Moore, superintendent of the Jackson County School District, told The Detroit Free Press. “We did not feel he had to be fired.” NAACP officials say they will reserve their actions in the case until their investigation is complete. Audrey Wad, who has nieces and nephews at the school, didn’t need any more information before expressing her outrage. “To me, it’s hurtful,” she told the Free Press. “The idea that he would impose his political opinion on the children is wrong to me. That’s where he crossed the line.”

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's what I'm scared of the most. Is America really ready for a black man to be President? The white people say they are when the camera's on but what will they really do behind that curtain?

Winston said...

Not only should the teacher be fired but all his certification to teach should be revoked. The superintendent should also be fired for the initial punishment. It is 2008 and he has the lack of judgement to bring that into the classroom. We can't have Jesus but we can have racists in the class? Only in America.

NYC said...

Pathetic!!!!!!!!! What else can be said?