I’m posting my reply to “It’s a school, not a plantation: Five ways to end black teachers’ disengagement in the classroom” by Pamela Lewis at The Hechinger Report. On websites such as The Hechinger Report, whenever they are pushing an agenda, they don’t allow comments that point out their flaws, conspiracy theories, double standards, fraudulent nonsense, etc. So for the sake of posterity, I’m re-posting my comment here on my blog.
“1. Stop making us feel like we work at the plantation.”
I’m curious how would you know what it is like to work at a plantation considering a) everyone who is alive today never has worked at one and b) plantations went the way of dinosaurs. Perhaps you need to stop projecting your black supremacy and racist ideas.
“2. Realize that we are valuable assets”
Considering students can’t answer basic questions in the English section of the common core exam, I think you are overstating your value.
“3. Let us do our own thing!”
No, sorry, here’s the deal, schools have standards and goals that they must achieve. Also, most schools throughout the nation allow teachers the latitude to achieve those goals. If your school district is forcing teachers to co-teach, then that suggest several things. Namely either the teacher is shit and it’s difficult to fire teacher so the district has to make do. And/or the community the school is located in is complete shit and again the district has to make do.
“It becomes especially annoying when having to teach with someone who feels entitled to take charge because of the color of his/her skin.”
Who the fuck says shit like that? The only people I’ve met IRL are black supremacist and their sycophants who shit like that. I’ve had black supremacists say to my face that they need to be the first to talk because they are black. Or perhaps you are just projecting because you recognize you are a failure, not only as a teacher, but a failure of a person and need to scapegoat your failures.
“4. Stop hiring racists to teach our children.”
I totally agree. For instance in Philadelphia, there are BLACK teachers who are “teaching” to BLACK students that the white man is holding ‘dem down and ‘dar’s nothing they can do about it. And go on to cry that racism is EVERYWHERE. They are out to get you. You must be on guard at all times.
While completely ignoring the fact that many of the problems the black so called community face is overwhelmingly caused by other blacks.
Eg. neglectful parenting, violent crime, dysfunctional families, no families, drugs, and the list goes on and on and and on and on . . . .
“Ask the right questions during an interview and it will make it very difficult for even the most closet racist to hide.”
And what may these questions be? Or do I have to give a secret code to get those questions? I forget is it two blinks and then one blink. Or is it one hop, throw 4 punches, and hump the nearest tree? Or is it 1 knock followed by 3 knocks? Which is it again? Or do I just need to believe the same nonsense as you?
“5. Allow teachers to be more in tune with the realities of the communities in which we serve.”
See real education is about teaching pupils to analyze the world around them whether it’s through mathematics or language. If students and/or students want their subject matter to be about PTSD, depression, the local shooting, etc., then so be it.