Should racist teachers be fired? I think so.

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http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20140912/exclusive-san-bernardino-teacher-accused-of-racist-slur-in-classroom

This is supposedly based entirely on one student’s account, and how often do students tell the truth; however, if there is, indeed merit to what the student claims (other students back up the story), then this teacher absolutely deserves to be fired, no questions asked. There is no excuse whatsoever for this, especially from a teacher. If a teacher wants to make racist remarks, let that teacher make those remarks outside of school, far away from it, preferably, only in the privacy of his/her own home, not that that gives condoning of what is done. No teacher has the right to demean a student based on race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, physical disability, etc. I have experienced discrimination from teachers based on disability and religion. It is never called for, never has merit of any kind, and should NEVER BE TOLERATED!

http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20140912/exclusive-san-bernardino-teacher-accused-of-racist-slur-in-classroom

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5 thoughts on “Should racist teachers be fired? I think so.

  1. We’ve all been victims of discrimination, one way or another. But there is the more terrible situation of being a victim of false accusations — being falsely accused by a false victim. I agree with you that there should be zero tolerance for racism. But same zero tolerance should apply to those who misappropriate the race card. Just my humble suggestion: I think your post above can also mention that there is an overwhelming support for the accused teacher (even from students who don’t like her) about her being falsely accused. Lastly, the same teacher is yet to speak to the media about her side of the story. May just be worth including to give your weighing-in on this topic a more balanced take. Yours is an admirable blog to visit, Mr. Wallace. Keep up the good work. God bless πŸ™‚

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    • You are definitely right that the “race card” gets thrown around far too much, used at the easiest and earliest convenience for revenge or to fix a situation that is still, more often than not, built around feelings of entitlement and reverse racism. That’s why I said, when I posted the article, that if and only if the teacher really did say what she supposedly said should there be action against her. No one but those that were present at the time of the supposed incident can possibly know the truth, and there is always that chance that the person leveling accusations against another is doing so out of spite. There may be truth to her having made the remark, and maybe it was just all made up by the student; however, it is still noteworthy and important for everyone to know about and to have the opportunity to follow up on it and see for themselves what develops from it. I won’t say that anything in the article leads me to believe one way or the other but only to believe in possibilities.

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  2. I didn’t mean for anything I said to be snotty, and maybe my original post was too vague as to my own leanings. The majority of my post might have sounded like I wholeheartedly believe what the student is claiming; however, I prefaced the post with this:

    This is supposedly based entirely on one student’s account, and how often do students tell the truth; however, if there is, indeed merit to what the student claims (other students back up the story), then this teacher absolutely deserves to be fired, no questions asked.

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  3. Thank you for the clarification. It was very nice of you, Mr. Wallace. Mine was just a suggestion to also make mention that just as there are “other students (who) back up the story” (although I failed to read about any), there are also those saying otherwise. Plus the fact that the teacher hasn’t given the media (which tend to be sensationalists and foremost guilty of exploiting the race card) her version of the incident. I am just in the opinion that what we write has just as much weight & meaning as what we should have written but may have missed to. You are clearly a very well-meaning and enlightened person, Mr. Wallace. Thank you for graciously accommodating my comment and responding very kindly to it. May there be more bloggers like you πŸ™‚

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