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

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

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 District in New Jersey has paid $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of...

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Feb 20, 2020 at 09:00. 12 comments

Professor That Called the Cops on Student Has Been Suspended

Professor That Called the Cops on Student Has Been Suspended

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 statement issued by the school said, “This decision is in the best interest of Dr. Borna...

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Feb 19, 2020 at 09:00. 11 comments

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

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

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 school student by her hair and calling a group of students watching the event “stupid...

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Feb 15, 2020 at 08:00. 14 comments

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

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

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 Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL. Nadia was removed...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 09:00. 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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Feb 12, 2020. 7 comments

A Maryland High School Had A Nazi Flag Hanging In A Classroom Window

A Maryland High School Had A Nazi Flag Hanging In A Classroom Window

Bruh, I swear racism in schools has just become my beat or something. It ain’t even been a whole ass week until another school fixed its face and did something racist. Tonight, it’s Nazis. More specifically, their flag.

According to NBC News, over the weekend a Nazi flag was seen hanging in a classroom window at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland. The flag was fully...

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Feb 09, 2020. 22 comments

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

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

Dayton Kingery got an education he didn’t initially apply to school 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.

According to the Orange County Register, local police arrested Kingery on suspicion of felony vandalism and making criminal...

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Feb 08, 2020. 6 comments

Carnegie Mellon University Apologizes After Campus Map Whites Out Black Neighborhoods

Carnegie Mellon University Apologizes After Campus Map Whites Out Black Neighborhoods

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 thing and then tries to backpedal with a formulaic apology. Tonight, is school in question is Carnegie Mellon...

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Feb 05, 2020. 20 comments

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

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

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 gift shop at Michigan State University was found to have a display that featured dolls of notable black...

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Feb 04, 2020. 5 comments

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

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

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 million dollars after it reached a settlement on her behalf with her former...

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Jan 31, 2020. 13 comments

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

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

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 integration in schools was important. This was true no...

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Joe Jurado Joe Jurado Jan 24, 2020. 14 comments

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

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

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 17-year-old student and basketball player for Westside High School in Clear Fork, W. Va., found a drawing of a stick figure...

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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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Joe Jurado Joe Jurado Jan 17, 2020. 13 comments

Texas Man Sends Racist Threat to High School Students, Gets Indicted

Texas Man Sends Racist Threat to High School Students, Gets Indicted

I have to be honest, y’all. As soon as I saw the mugshot for Kenneth Petersen (above) I just knew, in my heart of hearts, that this dude has probably called someone the N-word on Call of Duty. I just know it.

Courier Post reports that last week the Burlington County Prosecutor’s office has indicted Petersen on charges of bias intimidation. Burlington County, it should be noted, is in New...

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Joe Jurado Joe Jurado Jan 10, 2020. 13 comments

New York Teacher Compares Black Students to Monkeys in Photo

New York Teacher Compares Black Students to Monkeys in Photo

It seems as though a week can’t go by without a racist incident occurring in an American classroom.

NBC News reports that the parents of four black students at Longwood High School in Long Island are planning to sue the school district for $12 million. They filed a notice of claim after a teacher displayed a slideshow comparing their children to monkeys. The slideshow had one image of a...

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Joe Jurado Joe Jurado Jan 02, 2020. 13 comments

Fifth-Grade Student Asked to Portray a Slave for Class Assignment

Fifth-Grade Student Asked to Portray a Slave for Class Assignment

It’s starting to feel like schools really need to examine how they teach slavery because damn, y’all. This is the second story of this nature to break within just the last month.

NBC News reports that a black fifth-grader was asked to portray a slave during a lesson on the Civil War and Reconstruction at Lafayette Elementary school in D.C. Another black student was asked to pretend they were...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 19, 2019. 19 comments

Wyoming Students Showed Up to Class in Bootleg KKK Robes Because Of Course They Did: ‘This Is Taught Behavior’

Wyoming Students Showed Up to Class in Bootleg KKK Robes Because Of Course They Did: ‘This Is Taught Behavior’

Riverton High School’s dress code explicitly states that in showing regard for their educational environment, students must refrain from attracting “undue attention or interfere with the instructional program” in order to “create an atmosphere of self-respect and respect for others.” So unless the Riverton, Wyo., based public school was hosting a Klan rally, can somebody please explain why...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 11, 2019. 17 comments

'Set Your Price for a Slave': St. Louis Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave for 'Culturally Insensitive' Homework Assignment

'Set Your Price for a Slave': St. Louis Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave for 'Culturally Insensitive' Homework Assignment

On the laundry list of things I wanted to be when I grew up, being a teacher was probably dead last. In part because I knew I’d never have the patience, but primarily because I knew I’d never get away with involving slave auctions in my assignments.

That was sarcasm.

Sadly, KMOV 4 reports that an unnamed teacher at Blades Elementary School in St. Louis learned a similar lesson after handing out...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 05, 2019. 12 comments

NY High School Pulls the Plug on Tarzan Production Amid Concerns That Students Would Be Cast as Apes

NY High School Pulls the Plug on Tarzan Production Amid Concerns That Students Would Be Cast as Apes

Amid concerns of racial insensitivity, a New York high school has pulled the plug on its upcoming production of Disney’s Tarzan.

The Rockland/Westchester Journal-News reports that the drama club at Alexander Hamilton High School was prepared to kick off auditions for their Tarzan adaptation on Dec. 4, but those plans came to a screeching halt when two parents complained to Principal Joseph...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Oct 22, 2019. 15 comments

'God Is Good': Security Guard Reinstated After Being Fired for Telling Student Not to Call Him the N-Word

'God Is Good': Security Guard Reinstated After Being Fired for Telling Student Not to Call Him the N-Word

Imagine your job firing you for telling someone not to call you a racial slur, then the conflicting range of emotions you’d experience once your job decided to reinstate your employment.

According to NBC 15, that’s exactly what’s happened to Marlon Anderson, a security guard at Madison West High School in Madison, Wy.:

The Madison Metropolitan School District rescinded the termination of a...

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