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2009-11-18 10:24:06 PM
BAHAHAHAH "Is that your dad?"
 
2009-11-18 10:29:47 PM
Okay, what's Curran's Fark handle?
 
2009-11-18 10:32:27 PM
Is that your father? Freakin' hilarious.
 
2009-11-18 10:40:31 PM
Actually, when you do GIS for "multiply and divide" you do find that pic. Hilarious.

*ahem* Wrong, but hilarious.
 
2009-11-18 10:52:27 PM
img406.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-18 11:01:06 PM
Both the mother and her son are black.

Surprisingly, this is more common than many people think.

/Could have actually been worse. Could have drawn the irate protests of the entire gay community by saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply."
 
2009-11-18 11:29:19 PM
As I said in the original greenlit thread, I don't understand the need for the teacher to use pictures on work intended for 8th graders. Pictures on work papers are appropriate when used for younger children (kindergarteners, first graders), but this isn't an appropriate picture to use for any age. The teacher needs to use common sense.
 
2009-11-18 11:34:13 PM
Bathia_Mapes: The teacher needs to use common sense.

Today, common sense is like common law marriage: it exists, but is increasingly hard to find.
 
2009-11-18 11:46:03 PM
Bathia_Mapes: As I said in the original greenlit thread, I don't understand the need for the teacher to use pictures on work intended for 8th graders. Pictures on work papers are appropriate when used for younger children (kindergarteners, first graders), but this isn't an appropriate picture to use for any age. The teacher needs to use common sense.

True, but it's also rather asinine for the mother to jump to conclusions about it being an issue of race. Had it been the exact same picture except with a white person nobody would have complained. It is just a goofy farking picture, end of story.
 
2009-11-18 11:57:12 PM
Well, someone had to.

i711.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-18 11:59:50 PM
Lesson to teachers everywhere:

If you want to use an internet picture, pick one with Asians. No one listens when they cry racism.
 
2009-11-19 12:01:02 AM
lh5.ggpht.com

/oblig
 
2009-11-19 12:08:29 AM
rackrent: Well, someone had to.

As an avid supporter of Avian-Americans, I find your post disgustingly speciest and will be reporting you to the proper authorities.

/People are way too easily offended these days...
 
2009-11-19 12:34:40 AM
SoothinglyDeranged:
True, but it's also rather asinine for the mother to jump to conclusions about it being an issue of race. Had it been the exact same picture except with a white person nobody would have complained. It is just a goofy farking picture, end of story.


Nope, I'd keep my kids out of school until I felt it was "safe" for them to go back.
 
2009-11-19 12:35:32 AM
Let's get this party started.

City of Los Angeles
High School Math Proficiency Exam


Name:__________________________
Gang:__________________________

1. Johnny has an AK-47 with an 80-round clip. If he misses 6 out of 10 shots and shoots 13 times at each drive-by shooting, how many drive-by shootings can he attempt before he has to reload?

2. Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine and he sells an 8-ball to Jackson for $320 and 2 grams to Billy for $85 per gram. What is the street value of the balance of the cocaine if he doesn't cut it?

3. Rufus is pimping for three girls. If the price is $65 for each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus can pay for his $800-per-day crack habit?

4. Jarone want to cut his 1/2 pound of heroin to make 20% more profit. How many ounces of cut will he need?

5. Willie gets $200 for stealing a BMW, $50 for a Chevy, and $100 for a 4X4. If he has stolen 2 BMWs, 3 4X4s, how many Chevies will he have to steal to make $800?

6. Raoul is in prison for 6 years for murder. He got $10,000 for the hit. If his common law wife is spending $100 per month, how much money will be left when he gets out of prison and how many years will he get for killing the biatch that spent his money?

7. If the average spray can covers 22 square feet and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can a tagger spray with 3 cans of paint?

8. Hector knocked up 6 girls in his gang. There are 27 girls in the gang. What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector knocked up?

9. Thelma can cook dinner for her 16 children for $7.50 per night. She gets $234 a month welfare for each child. If her $325 per month rent goes up 15%, how many more children should she have to keep up with her expenses?

10. Salvador was arrested for dealing crack and his bail was set at $25,000. If he pays a bail bondsman 12% and returns to Mexico, how much money will he lose by jumping bail?
 
2009-11-19 12:36:22 AM
What... the fark?
 
2009-11-19 12:45:42 AM
skitzo: BAHAHAHAH "Is that your dad?"

Originally mean-spirited or not, that's exactly how racism happens with kids, though.

Someone is of your race/looks like you, then oh, my, must be your parent/friend/buddy/whatever, haha, will you excuse/defend them? hahahaha.

If possible the best response is return fire, so if you can find some skanky drunk-ass representative of their race nearby to point to (if the offender is a white guy and this is on the street in the US, random crazy homeless guy will usually suffice), ask the same thing, watch how they get horrified. Why would you assume we're related? Well, farkin' touche.

SoothinglyDeranged: Had it been the exact same picture except with a white person nobody would have complained.

Yeah, because if it was the exact same picture except with a white person odds are no one would have asked anyone else "is that your father?" I mean, duh.
 
2009-11-19 01:50:06 AM
skitzo: BAHAHAHAH "Is that your dad?"

Sounds like the kids are the racists, not the teacher.
 
2009-11-19 02:58:47 AM
Gig103: skitzo: BAHAHAHAH "Is that your dad?"

Sounds like the kids are the racists, not the teacher.


No, it sounds like the kids are kids.
 
2009-11-19 04:35:41 AM
FTFA:

"I couldn't understand what I was looking at," said the woman, whose identity the newspaper has agreed not to disclose.

Then...

The mother learned that her son, the only black student in his eighth-grade pre-algebra class at Lenape Middle School.

Hmmmm...
 
2009-11-19 05:55:38 AM
www.controversialcards.com
 
2009-11-19 07:17:43 AM
But it's a real picture. Nobody made it up. That black guy with the straw hat actually opened up his huge, toothless mouth, and posed for that photo. Do they really have a sensible right to claim racism? I see pictures of stupid looking white people all over the place every day. I don't cry racism about it.
 
2009-11-19 07:18:32 AM

Question: Ten African Americans are in a pool. If five get out of the pool, how many are left?


Answer: This is a trick question. None of them would be in the pool because African Americans can't swim.

 
2009-11-19 07:19:09 AM
I know syrynxx already did it..sort of...but:

www.motleycrow.com
 
2009-11-19 07:21:35 AM
skinink: Question: Ten African Americans are in a pool. If five get out of the pool, how many are left?
Answer: This is a trick question. None of them would be in the pool because African Americans can't swim.


That's true.

But I saw one wade in water before. He was carrying a case of beer at the time too.
 
2009-11-19 07:24:37 AM
Epsilon: But it's a real picture. Nobody made it up. That black guy with the straw hat actually opened up his huge, toothless mouth, and posed for that photo. Do they really have a sensible right to claim racism? I see pictures of stupid looking white people all over the place every day. I don't cry racism about it.

There are LOTS of pictures in Google image search that are inappropriate for children.

"She spread her legs and posed for that photo, of course it's alright to use for math homework."
 
2009-11-19 07:25:19 AM
ui24.gamespot.com

/hot like a cat turd
 
2009-11-19 07:25:30 AM
"It's very stressful to be an African-American in the community"
Maybe it would be easier to live in America if you were just an American, rather than prioritising the triviality of your genetic heritage as an integral part of your identity? Alternatively, if you want to keep calling yourself an African-American, feel free to leave and go live in a mud hut in Africa.
 
2009-11-19 07:27:02 AM
bighasbeen: Lesson to teachers everywhere:

If you want to use an internet picture, pick one with Asians. No one listens when they cry racism lacism.


FTFY
 
2009-11-19 07:27:54 AM
Philadelphia metro area, big surprise.
Blacks whining about the color of their skin appears to be the city pastime. And yet, when you meet someone from Philadelphia, they usually are among the most PC people you're liable to come across.
Something doesn't add up, up there.
 
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2009-11-19 07:28:27 AM
"Alright, leave it out and put in a windshield-wiper instead."

- Groucho Marx ('Animal Crackers')
 
2009-11-19 07:29:09 AM
I think most of America is sick of hearing blacks yell racism.
They have yelled wolf so many times that we dont care anymore.
 
2009-11-19 07:29:22 AM
mister aj: "It's very stressful to be an African-American in the community"
Maybe it would be easier to live in America if you were just an American, rather than prioritising the triviality of your genetic heritage as an integral part of your identity? Alternatively, if you want to keep calling yourself an African-American, feel free to leave and go live in a mud hut in Africa.


Maybe it would be easier to live in America if there weren't farktards like you telling them to go back to Africa.
 
2009-11-19 07:32:53 AM
Without Fail: "She spread her legs and posed for that photo, of course it's alright to use for math homework."

You have a point.

Or at least you would have one if his mouth were a vagina.
 
2009-11-19 07:35:21 AM
Anaxphone: Okay, what's Curran's Fark handle?

Came here to say this.
 
2009-11-19 07:35:33 AM
Petit_Merdeux: Without Fail: "She spread her legs and posed for that photo, of course it's alright to use for math homework."

You have a point.

Or at least you would have one if his mouth were a vagina.


Like yours?
 
2009-11-19 07:36:01 AM
While there are any number of instances of minorities screaming racism for very suspect reasons, the teacher in this case is idiotic beyond belief. I'm not a fan of sensitivity workshops but any teacher dumb enough to use a picture like that on a math worksheet needs one. Right after he attends remedial classes on how to be a teacher.
 
2009-11-19 07:36:06 AM
rosswarner.com
ilovebubbadogs.com

/found both pics doing GIS for "hippo mouth"
 
2009-11-19 07:36:13 AM
She plans to keep her son home from school until she feels as though it's safe to send him again.

Really? That's the best you can come up with? How about notifying the school... but sending the child to learn. The kids, including yours, would've forgotten all about it, but because you had to be an attention whore, it's going to be an issue and distraction for the rest of the year, if not longer. Since you decided to go to the press, your child won't be able to go back without being teased and worse than before. You exacerbated the situation. Congratulations, mom.

This, just in: Sometimes teachers do dumb things, kids can be cruel, and there are some damned funny looking people out there.
 
2009-11-19 07:36:45 AM
Life is unfair.
Kids say mean things.
People offend.

Get over it.
 
2009-11-19 07:39:34 AM
Mr. Right: While there are any number of instances of minorities screaming racism for very suspect reasons, the teacher in this case is idiotic beyond belief. I'm not a fan of sensitivity workshops but any teacher dumb enough to use a picture like that on a math worksheet needs one. Right after he attends remedial classes on how to be a teacher.

My point, exactly.
 
2009-11-19 07:40:12 AM
The kid who asked "Is that your father?" was at fault -- not the school.

And faced with such an obviously rude question, he could have just said something like, ya know, "No."

Sadly, the kid's going to be exposed to idiots and racism his entire life, so he might just as well learn to deal with it without his Mommy getting all lawyered up.
 
2009-11-19 07:41:43 AM
Call the WAAAAAAAmbulance!
Someone has a case of boo-boo feelings.
Don't forget to fill out the butt-hurt report form.
 
2009-11-19 07:42:41 AM
Granted it is a pointless picture, but it isn't racist, if it was a white person she wouldn't of complained, so therefore she is racist.

Nothing winds me up more than racist coons banging on about injustices to honkys.

/I'm a honkey born in Iran engaged to a coon, I can say what the hell I like.

mister aj I agree with you about the African-American thing. In the UK you are British that is it. No point adding African to the beginning, we don't care where your great great granddad came from, unless you are French.
 
2009-11-19 07:43:32 AM
Usually say "waaaaaaaa" to these, but the woman has a point on this one... the teacher must me a total idiot not to think this wouldn't reflect on the ONE child.
 
2009-11-19 07:43:44 AM
"I couldn't understand what I was looking at," said the woman,

Yeah, math is hard.
 
2009-11-19 07:43:49 AM
Assgasket: The kid who asked "Is that your father?" was at fault -- not the school.

And faced with such an obviously rude question, he could have just said something like, ya know, "No."

Sadly, the kid's going to be exposed to idiots and racism his entire life, so he might just as well learn to deal with it without his Mommy getting all lawyered up.


The lawyers are the only people who benefit from stuff like this...
 
2009-11-19 07:44:40 AM
So the Mom was offended, she reported it to the school, and the teacher in question sincerely apologized. Is there any reason this needs to go any farther?

Instead, she is taking her kid out of school (sucks to be her kid). She's also calling the teacher's account into question by claiming his excuse (the "multiply and divide" search) was not acceptable. She's sicked the NAACP and the press onto the school, principal, and teacher.

The article mentions no history of racism in the school or community. This wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back, or even a mark in a long string of racist assignments by the teacher or school. A teacher put a funny picture on his math test and she was offended. She is allowed to be offended, and the teacher apologized. So why all this?

It's very stressful to be an African-American in the community and you want to fit in and you want to embrace all of the things Central Bucks offers you...

She's throwing multiple peoples' careers into jeopardy because a picture of a funny-looking black guy showed up in one math assignment. I suppose she thinks she's going to fit in better now?

"He's trying to get on the honor roll right now."
...
She plans to keep her son home from school until she feels as though it's safe to send him again.


Well, good farking luck now, Mom. He might have made honor roll if you'd kept him in school. Now, his only chance will be the race card.
 
2009-11-19 07:44:43 AM
What the hell ;) Is that the guys mouth???? Looks like something from a Sci-Fi flick.
 
2009-11-19 07:46:04 AM
I think the mother is the real asshole here. Why did you have to spend the entire weekend angry and in tears? I just don't understand the extreme butthurt she is expressing. She and her son need help of the psychological kind.
 
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