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Feb 26, 2020. 14 comments

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

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

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 University of Oklahoma has said the n-word. The professor issued a trigger warning to her class before reading a...

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Feb 14, 2020. 17 comments

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

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

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 High School in Chicago staged a sit-in on Wednesday to protest a teacher’s racist remark....

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jan 18, 2020. 6 comments

‘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

‘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

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 scoop:

The Franklin County School Board in Rocky Mount, Virginia, voted 7-1 on Monday against formally...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 28, 2019. 9 comments

White Supremacist Propaganda on the Rise on US College Campuses

White Supremacist Propaganda on the Rise on US College Campuses

As if juggling student loans and a respectable GPA weren’t hard enough, a new report claims college students have racist rhetoric to contend with as well.

The Anti-Defamation League reports that during the 2018-19 school year, there were 313 documented cases of white supremacist propaganda found on US college campuses, a seven percent jump from the previous academic year.

Of particular note:...

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Aliya Semper Ewing Aliya Semper Ewing May 21, 2019. 12 comments

Four New York City Department of Education Executives Claim They're Victims of 'Reverse Racism'

Four New York City Department of Education Executives Claim They're Victims of 'Reverse Racism'

Four executives in the New York City Department of Education plan to sue the city, claiming they were demoted because they’re white.

According to the New York Post, the plaintiffs claim that Chancellor Richard Carranza has created “an environment which is hostile toward whites.” They also allege they were demoted in favor of people of color they consider to be less qualified.

“These decisions...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor May 15, 2019. 16 comments

Police Investigate High School Student After Video of Racist Tirade Surfaces on the Internet

Police Investigate High School Student After Video of Racist Tirade Surfaces on the Internet

Missouri’s Kickapoo High School can’t stay out the damn news.

A mere month after its students made headlines for bullying members of the LGBTQ community with a Confederate flag, another underage miscreant has showed their complete ass.

In a 20-second video circulating on social media, an unidentified white male—who of course, attends Kickapoo High—goes on a racist tirade, delivering his best...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Apr 30, 2019. 7 comments

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against N.Y. Middle School for Allegedly Strip-Searching 4 Black and Latina Students

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against N.Y. Middle School for Allegedly Strip-Searching 4 Black and Latina Students

More than three months after a Binghamton, N.Y., middle school was accused of illegally strip-searching four black and Latina students, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has filed a lawsuit against the school district for failing to redress or apologize for the incident.

The LDF lawsuit was brought forward on behalf of the students’ parents on Monday in U.S. District...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Apr 06, 2019. 7 comments

We've Been Talking About Education All Wrong. Wyatt Cenac Wants to Change That

We've Been Talking About Education All Wrong. Wyatt Cenac Wants to Change That

Wyatt Cenac knows it’s easy to laugh at Aunt Becky.

When news broke last month of the

college admissions scandal —which saw dozens of the nation’s most privileged parents receive federal indictments for bribing their children’s way into the nation’s top universities—it dominated as many punchlines as it did headlines. Included in the schadenfreude were jokes about Lori Loughlin, know to many...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jan 31, 2019. 6 comments

New York State Department of Education to Investigate Alleged Strip-search of Four Black Middle School Girls

New York State Department of Education to Investigate Alleged Strip-search of Four Black Middle School Girls

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked the State Department of Education to investigate the claims of four middle school

black girls who claim they were strip-searched during school in Binghamton, New York.

The school district has also announced its hiring of an independent firm to review the allegations.

The four Eastern Middle School students, who have not been identified, say they were...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Dec 15, 2018. 14 comments

Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of 'Safety'

Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of 'Safety'

Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school.

As the Washington Post reports, a school safety commission formed shortly after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is expected to...

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Andre Perry Andre Perry Feb 07, 2018. 13 comments

Dear, Teacher: How Does It Feel to Be an Oppressor?

Dear, Teacher: How Does It Feel to Be an Oppressor?

The New York Daily News reported Feb. 1—the start of Black History Month—that a teacher in a majority-minority school in the Bronx, N.Y., instructed three black children in her seventh-grade class to lie on the floor during a lesson on slavery. Then she stepped on the students’ backs, allegedly to show them “how it feels to be a slave.” This was not the first time that Patricia Cummings, who...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Dec 19, 2016.

Majority-White City Hopes to Leave Its Majority-Black School District 

Majority-White City Hopes to Leave Its Majority-Black School District 

Gardendale, Ala., is a majority-white city that happens to be located in the mostly black Jefferson County school district … however, residents are pushing to change that.

According to NPR, voters in Gardendale raised property taxes on themselves several years ago in an attempt to form their own independent school district. Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland told NPR that the proposal to leave...

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