I thought you were black

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  1. gilaet

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    'I thought you were black': Ninth
    grader 'told to read a poem
    "blacker" by English teacher'



    A 14-year-old high-school student spoke of his shock after being told by
    his English teacher to read a poem ‘more black’.

    Jordan Shumate, of George C. Marshall High School told how his ninth
    grade freshman teacher, Marilyn Bart, instructed him to read Langston
    Hughes' 'Ballad of the Landlord’ aloud in class.

    The poem was written in 1940 about a black tenant thrown in jail for
    challenging a landlord.

    Shumate claims that Bart interrupted him to tell him to read it ‘blacker’,
    adding: ‘I thought you were black’. When he refused she read it herself instead.

    Shumate is the only African American student in the class at the Falls
    Church school. He said the fact he was singled out and asked to read the
    poem ‘blacker’ shows racial insensitivity by his teacher.

    ‘It's very, very unprofessional,’ he told ABC. ‘It should not happen. She
    didn't do it to any other kids, why did she have to do it to me.’

    Jordan told his mom about the incident after a lesson in English about
    stereotypes. He said he was again singled out to explain why African
    American people like grape soda and rap music.

    His mother said she was humiliated for her son.

    ‘We're in 2012 with the first African American president,’ said Nicole Page, Jordan’s mother.

    ‘In this era how could such a statement be made, particularly by an English teacher.’

    Fairfax County Schools released a statement Thursday saying: ‘Marshall
    High School administrators are taking these allegations seriously and
    school officials are vigorously pursuing an investigation of these incidents.’


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116613/I-thought-black-Ninth-grader-told-read-poem-black-English-teacher.html
     
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    oooh ooooh do we get to be outraged again? :cheer:
     
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    She should have told him to read it "ethnic'er" instead of blacker. old Klan trick. :kkk:
     
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    Images by Tyrone Greene ...
    Dark and lonely on the summer night.
    Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
    Watchdog barking - Do he bite?
    Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
    Slip in his window,
    Break his neck!
    Then his house
    I start to wreck!
    Got no reason --
    What the heck!
    Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
    C-I-L-L ...
    My land - lord ...
    Def!
     
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    I worked with a director one time who kept telling a black girl to be more colloquial

    She was all :scratch:
     
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    I ain't colleck shit. Imma ackin.
     
  10. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    :dontcare: go ahead :facepalm:
     
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    Unless they are born and raised in Chad, Zimbabwe or any other African country can they then really be considered "African Americans". What's so difficult to grasp about that concept??
     
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    and did you translate for her? or just laugh and snicker... :D
     
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    We're in 2012 with the first African American president

    In this era how could such a statement be made, particularly by an English teacher?
     
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    Went behind the cyke and lol'ed :p
     
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    There's no money in the extortion of a school so only local talent may show up for the ensuing outrage and protest

    The big boys with no identifiable sources of income will stay at home in their mansions awaiting their MSM satellite interviews as representatives of the black community

    [​IMG]
     
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    Completely agree. people are fucking retarded. period.

     
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    Almost forgot saw 2 rough as hell black dykes on bikes the other day G

    Didn't have my camera though :p

    One of them was eyeballing me :hhh:
     
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    English teachers below the Mason–Dixon Line are graded on a curve.
     
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    god bless America :usa:
     
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    I love that :D

    Back when the show was funny :(
     
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