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Norman, Oklahoma, schools Superintendent Joe Siano says a teacher at Norman North High School "poorly handled" a classroom discussion on race. A student, who recorded the teacher saying "to be white is to be racist, period," says she believes he was "encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white."

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  1. Oh, the White Man is the Devil
    Cuz, my Teacher tells me so

  2. Let that be your last battlefield.

  3. a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended.

    That’s an odd way to say “talkin’ out his ass”

    1. No, it says they’re parrotting the infection of racism in Academia, being either unwilling or incapable of seeing it.

  4. Part of me wants to have a serious and studious argument about this issue.

    On the hand, want to know why Texas doesn’t float off into the Gulf of Mexico? It’s because Oklahoma sucks.

  5. “Half of my family is Hispanic, so I just felt like, you know, him calling me racist just because I’m white… I mean, where’s your proof in that,” she said.

    Thankfully her family wasn’t all white or she wouldn’t have a leg to stand on.

    1. Of course, “Hispanic” isn’t actually a race.

      1. In Europe I doubt ‘white’ is. More like French,Italian,Polish,ect.

        1. Europeans are casually racist in ways that would shock most Americans.

          1. Not just in Europe. It’s everywhere. But only in America are you to be shamed for being white and have any kind of association with someone who has ever had a negative thought about someone of another race.

            1. I’m ashamed that I think some peoplez are just dogmeat on legs

              1. You are what you eat, so…

                1. …. so you must be Chinese . . . .

          2. Casually? Throwing bananas at black soccer players during a match is not very casual, IMO.

  6. The Norman North student said the teacher was lecturing on how to “heal the racial divide.”

    Hey, I got an idea. Let’s use this bat I call “Lucille” to heal the racial divide.

  7. A student, who recorded the teacher saying “to be white is to be racist, period,” says she believes he was “encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white.”

    What could be a better way to teach students not to be racist than letting them know it’s okay to judge an entire large group of people negatively based only on their skin color?

  8. “”poorly handled” a classroom discussion on race”

    By allowing it to be recorded.

  9. “Racism is an important topic that we discuss in our schools.”

    Take that, you haters who want us to ignore racism!

    “While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended.”

    The teacher contributed to the discussion by parroting some BS he got from college.

    “We regret that the discussion was poorly handled.”

    Why didn’t the teacher have everyone turn off their devices, so there would be plausible deniability?

    “When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed.”

    Sheesh, get off our backs, it’s not like this is some kind of a big deal.

    “We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.”

    Except for racist honky devils.

  10. If I wanted to stir of racial animosity, I could think of no better way than telling one race they are completely justified in calling another race, racist.

    1. That is the intent.

      Welcome to post racial america.

      1. And you can’t cross that bridge in Berkeley, California.

        Go around, honky.

    2. shit, Florida Hipster has figured out our nefarious plot…back to Schloss Hatred

      1. on the double!!!

    3. I think it’s more “telling everyone they are completely justified in calling one specific race, racist.”

  11. Shit like this incident is why shit like this happens.

    1. And that incident at Berkeley will be deemed a “conversation” and possibly “controversial” [which is really a complement] and AOK as long as the denoted oppressors are the ones being targeted by the righteously oppressed.

      That is how the narrative goes; I think Goebbels, at least on an academic level, would be impressed.

  12. I read this bullshit and see a boxcar in my future. This is how it starts.

    1. You think Snowpiercer was that prescient?

  13. Don’t get much into fantasy or apocalyptic flicks; in these instances the Holocaust or Stalin regime is enough to suggest the possibility of history repeating itself. I don’t think for a second that these annoying assholes of today wouldn’t pull a coup and do this to anyone who doesn’t agree given the opportunity.

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