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Old 12-23-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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It happened on a Friday. She knew he was upset about something, but he didn't tell my sister until the kid continued to call him the name. So by the time they made it to the principal, he stated that to much time had passed since the incident. Which really p/o my sister because the time lapse was the teachers fault. That's why she wants to go to the school board.

Ok so the kid called him it on Friday, then again when?
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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So now the teacher is responsible for interpreting "tones"? The teacher didn't even hear the name calling to begin with.

Maybe it's a good lesson for these kids to think about whether they should really tolerate the practice of calling each other derogatory names, and if they think it's so wonderful and great, then they have to pay the price sometimes of having it hurt. Deciding when it's a term of endearment and when it's offensive is too subjective and ripe for misunderstanding.

Again wrong. I'm not talking about these kids. I'm asking about my nephew. He does not use the word in any form.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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I already said she was upset with them, too.

Yes but you have not said anything about your sister demanding this kid be dealt with. Only the teacher.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Again wrong. I'm not talking about these kids. I'm asking about my nephew. He does not use the word in any form.
My mistake.

Good for your nephew. I'm glad to hear that.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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How old is your nephew? Can he handle himself if this turns violent with the other kid when he is suspended? (or is your sister only interested in going after the teacher?) Can he handle being ostracized for ratting out someone using a word that is unfortunately sometimes used as a term of endearment in the black community?
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:45 PM
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As a party to an interracial marriage for many years, I can tell you that 'condescenscion' can be every bit as insulting and annoying as outright racism; it's just 'nicer'. Either the "n word" is totally forbidden, or it's not; either it's a hateful racial slur, or it's not; it can't be 'both'.

To imply that "you shouldn't MIND being slurred by another of your own race", is equivalent to saying, "you people PROBABLY talk that way to each other all the time". It's insulting and it's a terrible mistake on the part of the teacher.

I'm no big fan of 'zero tolerance', (I'd much prefer common sense). But if you're going to use zero tolerance, then ZERO means ZERO....and the "n" word should be penalized, regardless of who uses it....to excuse 'bad' behavior because the culprit 'probably doesn't know any better', on the basis of race, is every bit as racist as the 'normal' racism of 'cracking down' on people because of race.
You've said everything I was going to say so I will just add my endorsement of your message.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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Ok so the kid called him it on Friday, then again when?

Last Monday in the cafeteria, twice that same week in that teachers class. They went to the principal Thursday.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Last Monday in the cafeteria, twice that same week in that teachers class. They went to the principal Thursday.
Well then the principal is wrong and should be dealt with. What is your sister demanding happen to the kid?
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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Well then the principal is wrong and should be dealt with. What is your sister demanding happen to the kid?

At first she only asked that he at least get a detention. However, after a lack of action on everyone's part, she wants him suspended. That is the rule after three infractions.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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The reason I didn't talk about the other kid was because he deserves to get punished. My post was about the teacher. My sister is upset with everyone. Principal, teacher, child's parents, and child.
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