Tag: racism in schools

NJ Superintendent Says He Has ‘No Problem’ With Racist Teachers. When Black Parents Speak Out, District Calls Cops

Screenshot: Montclair Public Schools Parents in a New Jersey school district began calling for the resignation of an interim superintendent after the school board official allegedly said he doesn’t mind racist teachers. When the superintendent further offended residents by whitesplaining that he was not racist because his family employed black farmworkers, the school found a […]

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Officials Responsible for Racist Fashion Show Put on Leave

Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images for Fashion Institute of Technology) Is racism the newest high fashion fad? I’m sincerely asking folks. I feel like it’s been a prolonged cycle over the last couple years of a racist thing happening and then fashion-heads feigning shock that people were mad. This time the culprit is the Fashion […]

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One More Time: Another Professor Has Said The N-Word at the University of Oklahoma

Photo: Brett Deering (Getty Images) Alright y’all, I’m pretty certain that there has been a concerted effort by educators to make this the worst Black History Month of all time. The amount of head-assery that has occurred over the past 25 days has got your boy in disbelief. According to CNN, a professor at the […]

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Oklahoma School District Apologizes for High School Basketball Announcer Who Called Players’ Names ‘Pretty Disgusting’

Screenshot: Facebook It took a moment to register just what, exactly, the announcer had said. At a girls’ basketball district championship game at Newkirk High School in Oklahoma last Friday, the visiting players from Crooked Oaks High School were getting ready to come onto the court. Before announcing the lineup, however, Newkirk’s announcer had a […]

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School District in New Jersey Pays $25K to Settle Racial Harassment Lawsuit

Photo: Shutterstock Okay y’all, I’m starting to think that schools might be some of the most racist places in America. We all know kids have zero chill, but the level of racist behavior coming from both students and teachers seems like it’s becoming more and more common. According to NBC News, the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School […]

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Professor That Called the Cops on Student Has Been Suspended

Photo: Ball State University It appears that the saga at Ball State University has ended, for now. NBC News reports that Professor Shaheen Borna has been suspended for the remainder of the semester. Last month, Borna garnered much-deserved controversy after calling the police on a black student who didn’t want to switch his seat. A […]

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School Resource Officer Faces Battery Charge After Pulling Girl’s Hair On Video

Photo: Shutterstock You know, the more stories like this come out the more I’m convinced that maybe we don’t need school resource officers. WESH 2 reports that Harry Reid, a school resource officer in Orange County, FL, is facing battery charges. The charges come after a video was released showing Reid dragging a black middle […]

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Body Cam Footage Raises Questions Why 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sent to Mental Institution by School

Photo: Shutterstock Unfortunately, it’s no secret that black students are disciplined much harsher than their white counterparts. Even knowing that the case of 6-year-old Nadia King is still unusually disturbing. CBS News reports that the body camera footage of a Duval County sheriff shows that Nadia was completely calm upon her removal from Love Grove […]

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Chicago High Schoolers Hold Sit-In After Teacher Told Student ‘Go Back to Your County’

Photo: Shutterstock I simply feel like it should be a standard policy that racists shouldn’t be teachers. If you’re going to be an asshole at least have the decency to not be one towards children. Granted racists don’t know what decency is. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t be racists. According to NBC News, students at Senn […]

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Chicago High Schoolers Hold Sit-In After Teacher Told Student ‘Go Back to Your Country’

Photo: Shutterstock I simply feel like it should be a standard policy that racists shouldn’t be teachers. If you’re going to be an asshole at least have the decency to not be one toward children. Granted, racists don’t know what decency is. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t be racists. According to NBC News, students at Senn […]

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‘[N-Word] Hating’ White Student Arrested, Kicked Out of California College After Drunken, Racist, Homophobic Rant

Dayton Kingery got an education he didn’t bargain for. The 21-year-old Chapman University student was arrested and is no longer a student at the Orange County, Calif. college after going on a rant in a campus classroom and then destroying property. Advertisement According to the Orange County Register, local police arrested Kingery on suspicion of […]

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Carnegie Mellon University Apologizes After Campus Map Whites Out Black Neighborhoods

Photo: Chris Hondros (Getty Images) So I’ve been at this job for about two months now and it’s been quite the learning experience. One of the things I’ve learned in my short time here is that universities are like, really fucking racist. It seems that every week there’s yet another school that does some racist […]

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Michigan State University Displays Dolls of Historical Black Figures Hanging From a Tree. Happy Black History Month?

Photo: Jim McIsaac (Getty Images) I feel like every Black History Month over the last decade has been equal part celebration and dismay. For every great moment in black history to celebrate there is some ignorant headassery that must be addressed. Tonight, we will be going into the latter. According to NBC News, a campus […]

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NYC Coughs Up $1 Million in Settlement With Black Teachers Targeted for Their ‘Big Lips,’ ‘Nappy Hair’

Image: Shutterstock In a perfect world, being an unrepentant racist would disqualify people like Minerva Zanca from ever working in the public school system. Sadly, not only was she gainfully employed, but she was the principal at Pan American High School in Queens, N.Y.—and her alleged racist behavior just cost the city more than a […]

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As I Say, Not as I Do: Parents of All Backgrounds Say They Want Diverse Schools, but Their Choices Are Still Rooted in Bias

Photo: Shutterstock Privileged parents say they want their children to attend integrated schools—but their choices tell a different story. That’s what a study published by Harvard Graduate School of Education this week reveals. As the education blog The 74 reports, the new study found across all demographics, parents tended to agree that racial and economic […]

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Black Athlete at West Virginia High School Finds Picture of Himself in a Noose Before Game

Jace ColucciScreenshot: WWVA-TV I’m often skeptical when I hear people say shit like “We just need to let the old people die out, then racism will be a thing of the past.” Mainly because those racists have kids. Kids who often turn around and do things like this. NBC News reports that Jace Colucci, a […]

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‘We Are Not Welcome’: In What Should Come As a Surprise to No One, Virginia School Board Refuses to Ban Confederate Flag From Its Dress Code

Image: STILLFX (Shutterstock) Virginia’s long-standing love affair with the Confederate flag has no bounds. And in what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, a school board in Rocky Mount has ruled that yes, the rebel flag will still be welcomed with open arms in the district’s updated dress code. WRCB has the […]

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