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(Huffington Post)   "Wait, you mean I shouldn't have allowed my students to wear KKK robes in class? Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 72
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2013-01-30 08:09:48 AM
It wears the robes on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
 
2013-01-30 08:16:01 AM
collider.com

They all dress as the KKK down here.
 
2013-01-30 08:17:51 AM
In their defense the SS uniforms were at the cleaners.
 
2013-01-30 08:20:21 AM
I hope whatever sheets they made those robes out of were of a high thread count. Otherwise, major fashion foul, there.
 
2013-01-30 08:26:54 AM
Is you my constitiancy?
 
2013-01-30 08:28:06 AM
A teacher in Las Vegas, Nev. who allowed students to wear Ku Klux Klan robes in class for a U.S. History project
The unnamed educator at Las Vegas Academy -- a magnet high school specializing in the performing arts -- asked students to write a paper, perform a skit or recite a first-person narrative to demonstrate their knowledge of American history. With the teacher's permission, two juniors elected to dress in KKK robes and hoods.
But things went awry when one of the students wore the costume outside the classroom, where a photograph was taken and posted online. The image quickly spread, and parents wrote letters of concern to the school.


Basically the only problem is the kid went outside and some asshole posted a pic on the internet without finding out what was going on?

So it's ok to teach history as long as we don't talk about the bad parts?
 
2013-01-30 08:28:33 AM

Oldiron_79: Is you is or is you ain't my constitiancy?


'O Brother, you left out a little bit.
 
2013-01-30 08:29:26 AM
Subby sounds British.
 
2013-01-30 08:30:20 AM
I found a picture of the teacher.

cache.ohinternet.com

/old meme is OLD
//RIP YTMND
 
2013-01-30 08:31:22 AM

Tat'dGreaser: A teacher in Las Vegas, Nev. who allowed students to wear Ku Klux Klan robes in class for a U.S. History project
The unnamed educator at Las Vegas Academy -- a magnet high school specializing in the performing arts -- asked students to write a paper, perform a skit or recite a first-person narrative to demonstrate their knowledge of American history. With the teacher's permission, two juniors elected to dress in KKK robes and hoods.
But things went awry when one of the students wore the costume outside the classroom, where a photograph was taken and posted online. The image quickly spread, and parents wrote letters of concern to the school.

Basically the only problem is the kid went outside and some asshole posted a pic on the internet without finding out what was going on?

So it's ok to teach history as long as we don't talk about the bad parts?


Are you kidding? Grade-school history classes mention only a portion of the 'bad parts' of our history. And for even that to be mentioned, it took a great amount of social change in the country for such lessons to be acceptable.

But yeah, I imagine all of this is just a misunderstanding or overreaction.
 
2013-01-30 08:32:39 AM

The Muthaship: Oldiron_79: Is you is or is you ain't my constitiancy?

'O Brother, you left out a little bit.


Sorry, been drinking.
 
2013-01-30 08:32:58 AM

Tat'dGreaser: So it's ok to teach history as long as we don't talk about the bad parts?


Or dress like the bad parts.. I guess.

Yeah, this is pretty silly, all around.
 
2013-01-30 08:33:58 AM

Cythraul: But yeah, I imagine all of this is just a misunderstanding or overreaction.


Thankfully the teacher didn't get fired over it
 
2013-01-30 08:35:46 AM

Oldiron_79: The Muthaship: Oldiron_79: Is you is or is you ain't my constitiancy?

'O Brother, you left out a little bit.

Sorry, been drinking.


No need to apologize, and good for you!

Every time that movie is on, I have to watch it.
 
2013-01-30 08:35:59 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAVE
 
2013-01-30 08:36:56 AM
Sensitivity in school has just gone too far. Dressing like a racist isn't going to make you a racist. Dressing like a slave doesn't make you a slave. Neither does dressing like a Pilgrim make you a Pilgrim.

You are who you are, and you should be happy with that. You're good enough and smart enough, you don't need to pretend to be other people. Just be who you are. Get dressed up in class for fun. But never forget who you are <i>on the inside</i>.
 
2013-01-30 08:37:36 AM
Actually in this case it seems that the school and the teacher both acted rationally. Good for them for not being reactionary idiots. I am slightly confused about the rule that makes the teacher report possibly controversial lessons to the administration though. I mean first of all it stupid that such a rule has any need to exist at all but that's not the fault of the school, they are just trying to protect themselves from the disruption and cost of defending against asshat parents. My issue is that if the rule is highly subjective and isn't something that you should be able to disciple an employee for. Without a clear definition of what is controversial how is the teacher to know what crazy bullshiat parents are going to get in a twist about next? Moreover the teacher who recognizes that the lesson they are planning may be controversial will probably approach the lesson with more tact than the teacher who had no idea.
 
2013-01-30 08:37:45 AM
I hear dressing up like the KKK is all the rage with the kids nowadays.

It's OK, since they're only doing it ironically.
 
2013-01-30 08:39:14 AM

Egoy3k: Actually in this case it seems that the school and the teacher both acted rationally. Good for them for not being reactionary idiots. I am slightly confused about the rule that makes the teacher report possibly controversial lessons to the administration though. I mean first of all it stupid that such a rule has any need to exist at all but that's not the fault of the school, they are just trying to protect themselves from the disruption and cost of defending against asshat parents. My issue is that if the rule is highly subjective and isn't something that you should be able to disciple an employee for. Without a clear definition of what is controversial how is the teacher to know what crazy bullshiat parents are going to get in a twist about next? Moreover the teacher who recognizes that the lesson they are planning may be controversial will probably approach the lesson with more tact than the teacher who had no idea.


When do we learn about Caligula?
 
2013-01-30 08:41:32 AM
dubsism.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-30 08:42:15 AM
Have a nice day

/shame on you if you don't get the reference
 
2013-01-30 08:42:36 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: [collider.com image 490x326]

They all dress as the KKK down here.


Goddamn you, antidisestablishmentarianism! You owe me a new keyboard. Looking at your post made me chortle up coffee all over it.
 
2013-01-30 08:44:35 AM
The KKK may be a terrible hate group, but they are a part of American history.  Whitewashing* history is the shortest path to repeating it.

*puns rock
 
2013-01-30 08:45:37 AM
I came in to mock the mangled headline... but now it's fixed... kind of.

Should I now have done that?
...

also Fark is acting buggy...

Suck it Farkbot!
 
2013-01-30 08:48:51 AM
AverageAmericanGuy

Sensitivity in school has just gone too far. Dressing like a racist isn't going to make you a racist. Dressing like a slave doesn't make you a slave. Neither does dressing like a Pilgrim make you a Pilgrim.

You are who you are, and you should be happy with that. You're good enough and smart enough, you don't need to pretend to be other people. Just be who you are. Get dressed up in class for fun. But never forget who you are on the inside
.


You should be a motivational speaker.....or a priest.
 
2013-01-30 08:48:52 AM

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers:


Hey where the white women at?
 
2013-01-30 08:51:10 AM
here to help

I came in to mock the mangled headline... but now it's fixed... kind of.

Should I now have done that?
...

also Fark is acting buggy...

Suck it Farkbot!



Couldn't even fix it correctly.....
 
2013-01-30 08:54:13 AM

No Time To Explain: Hey where the white women at?


I wish there was a white guy equivalent to "where the white women at?"  Asking where the high school girls hang out might get the same reaction from old rednecks, but they're legitimately offended by it, because it's wrong and creepy.
 
2013-01-30 08:54:32 AM

Egoy3k: Actually in this case it seems that the school and the teacher both acted rationally. Good for them for not being reactionary idiots. I am slightly confused about the rule that makes the teacher report possibly controversial lessons to the administration though. I mean first of all it stupid that such a rule has any need to exist at all but that's not the fault of the school, they are just trying to protect themselves from the disruption and cost of defending against asshat parents. My issue is that if the rule is highly subjective and isn't something that you should be able to disciple an employee for. Without a clear definition of what is controversial how is the teacher to know what crazy bullshiat parents are going to get in a twist about next? Moreover the teacher whowith tenure recognizes that the lesson they are planning may be controversial will probably approach the lesson with more tact than the teacher who had no idea.without tenure who wouldn't even touch it


This story is exactly why tenure is needed for teachers.
I would also wager that if it were black students who dressed up like KKK it wouldn't be a big deal because people wouldn't automatically assume the student were actual racists due to being black. (exclusion: Clayton Bigsby)
 
2013-01-30 08:54:53 AM

karnal: here to help

I came in to mock the mangled headline... but now it's fixed... kind of.

Should I now have done that?
...

also Fark is acting buggy...

Suck it Farkbot!


Couldn't even fix it correctly.....


Was there a Fark party last night? This might all be due to gin, xanax and syphilis.
 
2013-01-30 08:55:22 AM
There was nothing inappropriate here whatsoever. Now if they dressed up that way and defended the Klan or minimized what they were I would have a problem.

What is actually the most inappropriate is how many places, particularly in the South do it: Pretend the whole thing never really happened or was not really that bad.
 
2013-01-30 08:56:06 AM
hahaha! Properly fixed.

/here to help
 
2013-01-30 09:10:30 AM
Wow
 
2013-01-30 09:11:11 AM
when my grandmother was young, her stepdad beat her and his sisters quite viciously and it got so bad that the local KKK in west virginia lets just say gave her stepdad a warning that it better not happen again.(everyone involved was white).

I'm not defending the KKK but in an odd way they might have saved my grandmother and her sister's lives.
 
2013-01-30 09:14:07 AM
Its good that the teacher wasn't fired for it.
 
2013-01-30 09:17:31 AM

No Time To Explain: /shame on you if you don't get the reference


www.screeninsults.com
 
2013-01-30 09:19:25 AM
i275.photobucket.com


/*snicker
//racism in 2013 cracks me up
 
2013-01-30 09:24:10 AM

The Muthaship: Oldiron_79: Is you is or is you ain't my constitiancy?

'O Brother, you left out a little bit.


HA! I almost posted the same thing. Good thing I read through to that.
 
2013-01-30 09:24:48 AM
In this case, every acted rationally. That's a rarity in this day and age.
The kids were wearing costumes. They were approved by the teacher for the specific project they were presenting.

The only real shame that occured here was that someone who had NO IDEA what was going on photographed and posted it WAY out of context. If anyone needs discpline, it's that person.


In a related story... When I was a junior in high school, one of the students came in to school dressed in KKK robes for Halloween. Our vice principle was black. He was also a former green bere. He was also generally bad tempered to start with. He saw that kid 2 seconds after he got off the bus, grabbed him, tore off the costume, and dragged him into the school.

I'm not sure what happened after that. But no one saw that kid for a few days. And no one ever talked about it.
 
2013-01-30 09:28:55 AM
Wait till they study the Spanish Inquisition. Like the Klan was that original. These so-called Nazarenos (Cone-heads) are marching during Holy Week in Granada.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-30 09:36:32 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Basically the only problem is the kid went outside and some asshole posted a pic on the internet without finding out what was going on?

So it's ok to teach history as long as we don't talk about the bad parts?


We only want to think in simple terms: us good, them bad.

The crowd is gathering for the two minutes hate.

Liberalism is a mental disorder
 
2013-01-30 09:38:08 AM
cdn.ebaumsworld.com

"Now it's time to play 'Who's got the silliest thing on under their robe?'"

Or is it the cake raffle?

Racism is a learned behavior. Some parents seriously need to be shot and buried.
 
2013-01-30 09:41:14 AM
Not [Florida] , finally somebody else did something stupid.

/suck it Vegas.

Now you're the brown kid at the table.
 
2013-01-30 09:47:07 AM

sodomizer: We only want to think in simple terms: Liberalism is a mental disorder


k
 
2013-01-30 09:48:32 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Basically the only problem is the kid went outside and some asshole posted a pic on the internet without finding out what was going on?


It would have been extra trolltastic if the school then disciplined the person who posted a picture of a minor without his permission.
 
2013-01-30 09:51:28 AM

sodomizer: Tat'dGreaser: Basically the only problem is the kid went outside and some asshole posted a pic on the internet without finding out what was going on?

So it's ok to teach history as long as we don't talk about the bad parts?

We only want to think in simple terms: us good, them bad.

The crowd is gathering for the two minutes hate.

Liberalism is a mental disorder


Wait, I thought it was liberals who hated american and wanted every kid to think 'us bad, them good'. You tards should share notes more often because your trolling would be much more effective if it were consistent.
 
2013-01-30 09:52:16 AM

Xcott: It would have been extra trolltastic if the school then disciplined the person who posted a picture of a minor without his permission.


Ohhh they should do that!
 
2013-01-30 10:15:17 AM
In all fairness, there's wasn't a historical group in all of history that didn't do some pretty horrible shiat, frequently that horrible shiat being the reason they were historically important in the first place.

So by this logic you'd have to ban all costumes in general, which I think might annoy the theater teachers a bit.
 
2013-01-30 10:18:17 AM
In a letter to parents, Principal Scott Walker called the incident "unfortunate," the Sun reports.

I call B.S.

I understand that maybe the principal should be let in on it when something may be misinterpreted, but seriously, WTH? If we can't learn about something (and be allowed to make fun of it) how will we move on. How can prevent it from being repeated?

Which poses another interesting question, would anyone in Texas know enough about history to be offended?
 
2013-01-30 10:19:01 AM
So liberal educator logic

KKK uniforms ok but children with "L" shaped Legos or pieces of paper are attacked.

you know, that kind of makes sense since
.. it was the democrats that founded, joined and spread the klan
... it was democrats that passed the first gun control laws to keep brown people from being armed.
 
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