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2012-06-02 06:58:57 PM
WhippingBoy

lithappens: A few of the African-American students on my campus call half the actions of any white teacher racist. And if you question them at all, you get an angry call from their parents saying that their child is being bullied by teachers. All we can really do is ignore them and move on.

Although that, too, has been called a racist move.

Is there even a point in trying, anymore?



There's really not. It would appear as if white America has been successfully guilted into shame over once owning slaves. Despite the fact that most didn't, an even greater number arrived on these shores long after slavery was abolished, and has even helped to elect a black president. A small but very vocal portion of the black community will assert racism to deflect any and all responsiblity when held to the same standards as everyone else.
 
2012-06-02 07:01:20 PM
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2012-06-02 07:01:25 PM

WhippingBoy: URAPNIS: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

It's also Spanish for tar.

It's also the first four letters of "Bread".
Bread.
White bread.
White.

/you see where I'm going with this?


And it sounds like "Brie" when spoken out loud. This is proof that the girl is actually a Scandinavian from Wisconsin!
 
2012-06-02 07:02:53 PM

Jim_Callahan: Is there actually some racist meaning, or is it one of those "someone arbitrarily decided it would be racist because the racism committee was a couple words under quota and it was closing time" things like old people calling young men "boy"?


Actually "boy" has often been used as a racial term when it is not some old guy refering to a youngster. I have seen many times a hot headed 20 something white guy yell that at an older black man because it was short of using the "n" word. So, if it wouldn't bother you that some punk kid disrespected you by calling you "boy" while making sure he ruins your day (assault or threat of assault) as he says it than fine enjoy your disrespect.
 
2012-06-02 07:03:00 PM
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2012-06-02 07:03:41 PM

rebelyell2006: WhippingBoy: URAPNIS: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

It's also Spanish for tar.

It's also the first four letters of "Bread".
Bread.
White bread.
White.

/you see where I'm going with this?

And it sounds like "Brie" when spoken out loud. This is proof that the girl is actually a Scandinavian from Wisconsin!


Or her mom really likes cheese.
 
2012-06-02 07:05:15 PM

rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.


Yes, I'm sure they were going for clever nod to their Celtic ancestry. Not that they were considering the funny Spanish translation either.
 
2012-06-02 07:05:53 PM
CliChe Guevara

Black WHITE teacher in almost entirely black school uses a black reference in regard to a black student and the black principal has no problem with it. Actually no one but a sandy vagina'd parent looking for any reason to deflect blame away from their disruptive bully of a student has a problem with it.

Fixed that for you.
 
2012-06-02 07:07:19 PM
I don't think we're getting the whole story here. I think people can agree that calling a black girl "nappy-headed" is probably not acceptable, especially when you are her teacher, and I feel like the mother had a right to call the principal and say "hey, one of your employees used a racist insult against my kid." But. Was the mother screaming? Did she threaten the principal? Was she cursing or using racial slurs herself? I find it unlikely that they would expel a student because her mother dared to say "hey, don't call my kid nappy-headed."
 
2012-06-02 07:11:55 PM

Ed Willy: LtDarkstar: Uh it's not racism if 92.5 of the school is black. I hear black people calling each other n**ger all the time and yet that's "OK". Black people need to GET OVER IT and quit playing the race card to get their way all the time. I'm glad they were kicked out.

""Sit your nappy-headed self down."

This was the comment that Brea Persley, a 13-year-old student at Century Academy For Excellence in Inglewood, Calif., received from teacher Kelly Dempsey"

" KTLA footage of the school indicates that Dempsey is a white woman."

Clearly someone didn't do the reading assignment.


Ya, apparently it was you since you don't understand what I wrote... back to 1st grade with you nappy!
 
2012-06-02 07:13:35 PM
That'll teach her to quit b*i*t*c*h*i*n' about sheet!
 
2012-06-02 07:18:25 PM

WhippingBoy: URAPNIS: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

It's also Spanish for tar.

It's also the first four letters of "Bread".
Bread.
White bread.
White.

/you see where I'm going with this?


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2012-06-02 07:20:19 PM

imprimere: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

Yes, I'm sure they were going for clever nod to their Celtic ancestry. Not that they were considering the funny Spanish translation either.


So black people aren't allowed to use European names?
 
2012-06-02 07:21:22 PM

LtDarkstar: Ed Willy: LtDarkstar: Uh it's not racism if 92.5 of the school is black. I hear black people calling each other n**ger all the time and yet that's "OK". Black people need to GET OVER IT and quit playing the race card to get their way all the time. I'm glad they were kicked out.

""Sit your nappy-headed self down."

This was the comment that Brea Persley, a 13-year-old student at Century Academy For Excellence in Inglewood, Calif., received from teacher Kelly Dempsey"

" KTLA footage of the school indicates that Dempsey is a white woman."

Clearly someone didn't do the reading assignment.

Ya, apparently it was you since you don't understand what I wrote... back to 1st grade with you nappy!


You wrote that it wasn't racist because black people were saying it, The article said the teacher was white.

Sorry, I have to expel you from this thread and put you in special ed class, aka FreeRepublic.
 
2012-06-02 07:25:21 PM
Inglewood, Inglewood, always up to no good.
 
2012-06-02 07:26:43 PM
Kyndig

DownDaRiver: Huff Po is a selected collection of 'pro' bloggers. It has no moral journalistic obligation to be objective and acurate in its writings. Its not reporting factual news. Its writing down its observations as they see them.

Apostrophes. Learn to use them.


*****

Bite Me AW

Life, Learn to live it.
 
2012-06-02 07:27:21 PM
Unbelieveable! I think the teacher should be, at least, severely reprimanded. That is a slur, and it should be dealt with as such. Personally, I don't think she should be a teacher.
 
2012-06-02 07:27:38 PM
Made millions and was nappy headed:

www.crunchbase.com
 
2012-06-02 07:33:11 PM
Context makes a huge difference. Were the girl the only one in the class room that wasn't white, that would be a very different matter. And it's a good bet that the student is an attention seeker that acts out a lot. It might be a stretch, but I'd also guess that the student's antics involved referring to herself as nappy-headed.
 
2012-06-02 07:35:50 PM
My hair is nappy after I nap. It's the nappiest hair that every nappied a nap.

/nappity nap
//don't talk back
 
2012-06-02 07:43:49 PM
My Mother, who is from the UK, refers to diapers as 'nappies'

Sooo...
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Nappy-head?
 
2012-06-02 07:46:26 PM

rebelyell2006: imprimere: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

Yes, I'm sure they were going for clever nod to their Celtic ancestry. Not that they were considering the funny Spanish translation either.

So black people aren't allowed to use European names?


So, you're trolling or you are just an idiot. Declare!
 
2012-06-02 07:48:21 PM
Her hair is nappy. The mother is biatching b/c she wishes it wasn't maybe?
 
2012-06-02 07:50:30 PM
Please oh please not let this have happened in Louisiana....

*clicks link*

Ok good....
 
2012-06-02 07:52:00 PM
♪♫ Looking back on when I
Was a little nappy-headed boy ♪♫
 
2012-06-02 07:52:18 PM
Sounds like the teacher was mildly insensitive. Not racist. Like telling a fat kid to "sit your fat ass down" would be insensitive, but not racist in any way. If we continue to water down that word it will soon mean nothing at all. Or perhaps we are already there.
 
2012-06-02 07:57:32 PM

imprimere: rebelyell2006: imprimere: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

Yes, I'm sure they were going for clever nod to their Celtic ancestry. Not that they were considering the funny Spanish translation either.

So black people aren't allowed to use European names?

So, you're trolling or you are just an idiot. Declare!


Neither. I lack the bigotry to imagine that black people would name their children 'Tar', while quite a few Farkers here can't seem to wrap their minds around black people using Celtic names.
 
2012-06-02 08:08:35 PM

rebelyell2006: imprimere: rebelyell2006: imprimere: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

Yes, I'm sure they were going for clever nod to their Celtic ancestry. Not that they were considering the funny Spanish translation either.

So black people aren't allowed to use European names?

So, you're trolling or you are just an idiot. Declare!

Neither. I lack the bigotry to imagine that black people would name their children 'Tar', while quite a few Farkers here can't seem to wrap their minds around black people using Celtic names.


My point is that I'm sure they were intending neither. You should lighten up though. This is FARK.
 
2012-06-02 08:09:12 PM

MrShivery is going to Hell: camaroash: Can't someone of any race be nappy-headed?

Yes, I'm a whitey with nappy hair.


We call dem "Hymies"
 
2012-06-02 08:13:20 PM
I think the question that needs to be asked (in an attractive and successful manner) is, whether or not the child in question is indeed nappy-headed, or not.
 
2012-06-02 08:15:04 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie

My Mother, who is from the UK, refers to diapers as 'nappies'

To paraphrase Nick Danger: Thanks, Day_Old_Dutchie. You just saved me a lot of investigative and GIMP work.

// You read that in his voice.
 
2012-06-02 08:16:52 PM

CliChe Guevara: Black teacher in almost entirely black school uses a black reference in regard to a black student and the black principal has no problem with it. Actually no one but a sandy vagina'd parent looking for any reason to deflect blame away from their disruptive bully of a student has a problem with it.

No news story here. At all.


Didn't read the article, did we?
 
2012-06-02 08:17:50 PM

s2s2s2: ZOMG! Someone with frizzy hair was referred to as having frizzy hair!
Next, the teachers will be using derogatory terms like "red headed", and, "brunette"!


Seriously, derp on both sides. People need to stop being so easily offended- it's such a waste of time and resources.
 
2012-06-02 08:19:40 PM
Damn Honkeys!

i306.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-02 08:22:50 PM
Hard to say what the actual infraction was because it was reported on HuffyPoo. They are notorious for one sided stories with major political and racial bias. Not being a big 'thinker' I don't mind the lack of investigative journalism as I just want to get worked up over something.true or false is irrelevant, but these types of articles are crap...even for HuffyPoo.
 
2012-06-02 08:27:02 PM

Proteios1: Hard to say what the actual infraction was because it was reported on HuffyPoo.


That's why you should click on the link in TFA, which goes to the KTLA article.
 
2012-06-02 08:35:41 PM

twiztedjustin: How did I know that the "victim" is black? Tell me tell me tell me how did I know?


Because it isn't racism unless you are white.

 
2012-06-02 08:42:48 PM

NEPAman: I think the question that needs to be asked (in an attractive and successful manner) is, whether or not the child in question is indeed nappy-headed, or not.


I will vote that she is nappy. If the picture is the best example of how she cares for her hair, I would not want to see a bad day.
 
2012-06-02 08:46:40 PM

Amos Quito: camaroash: Can't someone of any race be nappy-headed?


Yes, but only one race is entitled to be offended if it's mentioned.


I didn't see where it mentioned she was a Jew.
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2012-06-02 08:57:07 PM

Kyndig: Shoop008: MattyFridays: That said, with no absolute confirmation of the teacher's ethnicity, I'm going to leave the comment alone. I'm going to guess the student was prone to acting out. I take these stories always at face value, because of helicopter parents who think their child can do no wrong.

The teacher is white, you can see her in the video. The principal is black and is the one that kicked the girl out of the school. Doesn't seem like any of the other 92% black students had a problem with what the teacher said.

You see someone the news station identifies as the teacher. They're not necessarily correct.

Even if they are, again, we're not hearing nearly the whole story here.


Why yes, we're not. Here's the remainder the full story from KTLA:

In a letter to Williams, the school said her daughter was banned "due to the fact that you scolded the principal."

Brea's family said she did get into a fight on campus and has been cited for tardiness and gum chewing.


Clearly, the child is an incipient terrorist and the mom is a street whore of the worst order and both of them should be kicked back to the gutter whence they came.

Oh, and it doesn't matter that the school is "92% black and none of the other students had a problem with" the racist slur. A TEACHER should not be saying things like this to a CHILD. Period. Should a special ed teacher be given an OK to tell a mentally challenged child to sit it's retard potato-counting self down if the rest of the school is 92% handicapped and none of the other students mind?
 
2012-06-02 09:02:15 PM

JonnyG: siyuntz: The article linked in the HuffPost article said that the girl had been in a fight on campus, and had been cited for tardiness and gum-chewing, but it also said that the letter sent to the mom specifically stated that she was banned "due to the fact that [mom] scolded the principal". I think that is where the school left themselves wide open to problems.

How so? She got what she deserved. Considering parents are responsible for the majority of problems with kids today, just when and how do schools start holding parents accountable? This would appear to be a good start. Hopefully the mother has to stay home with the child now and loses a job. True social justice.


Never spent any significant time with kids in a learning environment, did you?
 
2012-06-02 09:03:47 PM

Kyndig: Says who? Some charter schools use unionized teachers...


That isn't positive or negative.
 
2012-06-02 09:07:56 PM

Kenny B: Damn Honkeys!

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I'm sure you know, but "cracker" is a descriptive term for late 19th- and early 20th-century ranchers in Florida and Georgia, who were generally white. The name refers to the sound of the whips they used to drive their cattle. Only very recently was it used as a pejorative. There are actually historical groups who take quite a bit of pride in the "cracker" label.
 
2012-06-02 09:18:55 PM
African-American students make up 92.5 percent of the student population, and 87.7 percent of the school is eligible for either a free or reduced lunch.

Do black people evar pay for anything in this country?
 
2012-06-02 09:19:52 PM

LtDarkstar: Uh it's not racism if 92.5 of the school is black. I hear black people calling each other n**ger all the time and yet that's "OK". Black people need to GET OVER IT and quit playing the race card to get their way all the time. I'm glad they were kicked out.


I don't think I like you very much. :)
So if the school is 100% black and the single white teacher calls someone n**ger, that's not racists? Black people need to 'Get Over It'. How about people stop being racists and THEN black people can get over it. Lastly, black people call each other n**ger all the time and that's fine. Can you really not see a difference? REALLY?
Just...just...WOW! That entire statement screams sheltered dope if not plain mean natured.
 
2012-06-02 09:20:31 PM
Kid probably just had her period.
 
2012-06-02 09:20:43 PM

9beers: If Obama had a daughter.......


Now you got me waiting for that comment on the 6 o'clock news.
 
2012-06-02 09:21:01 PM

MagSeven: Jim_Callahan: 100 Watt Walrus: vegasj: Amos Quito: camaroash: Can't someone of any race be nappy-headed?


Yes, but only one race is entitled to be offended if it's mentioned.

DING DING DING

Context and history, how do they work?

OK, you sound like you're familiar with this, maybe you can explain why it's supposed to be particularly insulting to black people? Because frankly that's not really clear.

Is there actually some racist meaning, or is it one of those "someone arbitrarily decided it would be racist because the racism committee was a couple words under quota and it was closing time" things like old people calling young men "boy"?

I think it's more offensive to black WOMEN. I don't find it particularly offensive, but then again I've never been called nappy headed.


I'd suggest trying these on for size, Jim_Callahan, and I think you'll start to get the idea.

"Sit your crippled self down."
"Sit your slanty-eyed self down."
"Sit your fire-crotched self down."
"Sit your big-tittied self down."
"Sit your flat-chested self down."
"Sit your fat ass down."

And by the way, old people calling young men "boy" isn't a problem in and of itself. But white folks of any age calling a grown black man "boy," smacks of disrespect regardless of the motivation, and stinks of racism because "boy" has a history of being used derogatorily by whites toward black men, and the use of such word doesn't happen in a vacuum where that history is irrelevant.
 
2012-06-02 09:22:14 PM

rebelyell2006: imprimere: rebelyell2006: Amos Quito: "Brea" is Spanish for "tar"

"Brea" is a diminutive form of "Breanna", which is an alternative form of "Brianna". Brianna is a Celtic name. But don't let facts get in the way of your racist circle-jerk.

Yes, I'm sure they were going for clever nod to their Celtic ancestry. Not that they were considering the funny Spanish translation either.

So black people aren't allowed to use European names?


They just invent made up names.
 
2012-06-02 09:23:18 PM

SuperNinjaToad: African-American students make up 92.5 percent of the student population, and 87.7 percent of the school is eligible for either a free or reduced lunch.

Do black people evar pay for anything in this country?


OMG! THEY GET FREE LUNCH CUZ THEY'RE DARKIES!
 
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