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(Slate)   "I am a young white teacher at a school where the staff and students are mostly white. I have heard my colleagues make racist remarks about our handful of nonwhite students and families explicitly and implicitly. What can I do to change this?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-08-20 9:40:13 AM  
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wear a camera and expose them
 
2020-08-20 9:46:41 AM  
Slip a wire on them, broadcast it over the PA
 
2020-08-20 9:53:28 AM  
Doxx em
 
2020-08-20 10:09:05 AM  
She strikes me as fearful of retribution and.losing her job.

Get it on tape
Report it to your immediate superior (don't mention the tapes)
Wait to be fired and harassed
Go to the press and release the Kraken
Profit and job offers
 
2020-08-20 10:16:50 AM  
Sleep with a student.
 
2020-08-20 10:18:17 AM  

styckx: She strikes me as fearful of retribution and.losing her job.

Get it on tape
Report it to your immediate superior (don't mention the tapes)
Wait to be fired and harassed
Go to the press and release the Kraken
Profit and job offers


* Look up wiretapping laws in your state before doing this.
 
2020-08-20 11:10:10 AM  
There's lots of stories about white racists that assume that since you're white and they're white you will sympathize and believe as they do about "those people", and will spill their racist guts to you with shat they would NEVER say to PoCs. I say use that to their disadvantage. Follow the law, let them talk, get it on record, turn them in. Make them afraid for once.
 
2020-08-20 11:13:43 AM  

rewind2846: There's lots of stories about white racists that assume that since you're white and they're white you will sympathize and believe as they do about "those people", and will spill their racist guts to you with shat they would NEVER say to PoCs. I say use that to their disadvantage. Follow the law, let them talk, get it on record, turn them in. Make them afraid for once.


It works in police interrogations...
 
2020-08-20 11:15:47 AM  

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wear a camera and expose them


I would come up with some routine financial arrangement first, if not let the internet be the judge.
 
2020-08-20 11:19:38 AM  
Carve swastikas in their foreheads?
 
2020-08-20 11:30:46 AM  
Don't record them yourself. that could backfire and blow up in your face. Go to your administration, tell them and let them handle it. if they don't, that's when you can start to consider taking it into your own hands.
 
2020-08-20 11:55:43 AM  
Made up shiat that didn't happen.
 
2020-08-20 12:02:36 PM  
Shoot, I dunno, maybe say something to the offender about how their language is dehumanizing?

Seeing this and similar headlines emphasizes how our culture doesn't equip us with bystander intervention techniques for many scenarios. People want to do the right thing but often don't know how.

That, and the fear of reprisal or being ostracized is too strong.
 
2020-08-20 12:07:55 PM  
Nothing.
 
2020-08-20 12:09:25 PM  

treesloth: rewind2846: There's lots of stories about white racists that assume that since you're white and they're white you will sympathize and believe as they do about "those people", and will spill their racist guts to you with shat they would NEVER say to PoCs. I say use that to their disadvantage. Follow the law, let them talk, get it on record, turn them in. Make them afraid for once.

It works in police interrogations...


And that episode of MASH with Col. Potter.

/and got a dentist for Charles
 
2020-08-20 12:16:17 PM  
Just because you work in a school doesn't mean it's any different from anywhere else.


/ sorry, that's the way it is, though
 
2020-08-20 12:28:03 PM  
Record it. And crop dust them when you can, on the recording; for the reaction, if possible. Last part doesn't matter as long as you silently squeeze a few out around 'em at any point in time.
 
2020-08-20 12:42:50 PM  

Billy Liar: Just because you work in a school doesn't mean it's any different from anywhere else.


/ sorry, that's the way it is, though


That these teachers may be giving some students biased treatment in the education/grading/discipline they receive adds some weight. I'm not disagreeing that it is everywhere but cutting off the chances of a person succeeding at a young age based on race is exceptionally shiatty.
 
2020-08-20 2:42:05 PM  
 don't be racist yourself
 
2020-08-20 3:36:49 PM  
Make an active effort to befriend those non-white people.

Seriously, we're not going to end racism by staging protests and marches, we can only do it by being friends.
 
2020-08-20 4:17:34 PM  
"Could you please put down in writing that you want me to 'break a child like a horse'? Just so there are no misunderstandings when I take this to the school board."

Though I can't say I wouldn't have just frozen up in shock either. I was raised with manners, and you don't say some things. Especially about children.
 
2020-08-20 4:44:23 PM  

BMFPitt: styckx: She strikes me as fearful of retribution and.losing her job.

Get it on tape
Report it to your immediate superior (don't mention the tapes)
Wait to be fired and harassed
Go to the press and release the Kraken
Profit and job offers

* Look up wiretapping laws in your state before doing this.


I like this, all of this.

Also, before you do all this, volunteer to be an advisor for an after school diversity and tolerance club for the students. Do that for a few months. This *might* get a few of them to shut up, which might be as close to any of them actually becoming enlightened as you're going to get.
 
2020-08-20 5:18:32 PM  

SuperChuck: Don't record them yourself. that could backfire and blow up in your face. Go to your administration, tell them and let them handle it. if they don't, that's when you can start to consider taking it into your own hands.


A couple of tips: 1) Before you go to administration, record to the best of your ability, the time, place, and substance of the conversation in the form of a memo to yourself. This will start the documentation trail and make it less of a "she said/she said" situation. 2) Go ahead and follow C&F's advice and document when you spoke to the offending party. If you get flack, let them have it.
 
2020-08-20 7:36:50 PM  
wypipo respect guns. Start packin and open carrying.
 
2020-08-20 7:38:34 PM  
Not joking. Not at all.
 
2020-08-21 12:43:31 PM  
Wipe your dick on the curtains on the way out.
 
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