Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In time, you will call me ... massa

A teacher in Iowa stands accused of having told a black student to call him massa. Quoting:

Roosevelt High School senior Jabre White said teacher Shawn McCurtain told a group of students to head downstairs to take their final in economics.

"Yes, sir," Jabre recalls telling him.

"You meant to say, 'Yes, sir, master,' " McCurtain allegedly shot back. [...]

Nicholle White and her 17-year-old son concede he's not a perfect teen.

In fact, after hearing McCurtain's comment, Jabre admits he said: "Who the fuck are you talking to? You're nobody's master, and this is not the slave days."

But in his last two years at Roosevelt, Jabre White made so many strides as a student that first-year Principal Kevin Biggs singled him out for praise at graduation.


Fascinating. This is some weird, wild stuff - a unique situation to say the least. Typically, teachers and other professionals who have to deal with darkies make some offhand comment that can be interpreted as racism, or, in a moment of anger, they end up calling some koon the n-word, which is nigger, as in "A nigger taking an economics course is about as funny a spectacle as a chink in a driver's ed class." Offense is usually in the eye of the beholder, and saying nigger is usually debated with that old chestnut "They call each other nigger! When they stop saying it, I will stop saying it." However, in this unique situation, what possible defense can be proffered?

I suggest the Star Wars defense. The teacher can say - I was just trying to be his Obi Wan! Sure, it doesn't make much sense. But neither does it make sense to ask a darkie to call you massa in this day and age.

2 comments:

  1. I've read so many stories about teachers getting fired for unintentionally 'racist' remarks.
    It's clear now that the precious feelings of clinically retarded negroes are more important than education and order these days.

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  2. You're describing the educational approach known as Common Groid. It's like Common Core, but wif less maff.

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