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Teacher Tells Little Girl to “Sit Her Nappy-Headed Self Down”

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A 13-year old girl was allegedly told to “sit her nappy-headed self down” by a teacher at the Century Academy for Excellence in Inglewood, California.   The teacher, Kelly Dempsey made the remarks in front of the entire class, and the little girl was humiliated.

“When the kids started laughing, it brought back the memories of when I was in 4th grade and kids used to laugh at me and tease me,” Persley said to KTLA.

Dempsey is a white woman, and there is no explanation for why the teacher made the remarks.

The little girl’s mother, Shronda Williams, alleges that the remarks were racially-insensitive. Principal Giselle Edman, who is African-American, blames Persley, stating that “Bad things need to happen to mean kids.”

Persley was expelled from the school in a letter which cited her mother’s decision to yell at the principal for the way her child was treated.  This was allegedly the reason she was kicked out of school.

The Century Academy for Excellence is a charter school.  There are 300 students at the school, 92.5 percent of them black.

218 Comments

  1. Derek

    June 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    This is an atrosity on so many levels but I will just state this… teaching is considered to be a profession and not a job because it is to be filled with professionals that are capable of imparting knowledge in a manner that maintains discipline and structure. This (although not encompassing the total truth, this story only tells of the teachers reactions and not the actions that caused it) is at a minimum a show of the lack of professionalism posessed by this teacher in particular and should be addressed with this teacher.

    • denise williams

      June 5, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Thanks Derek, so true…

    • Marco

      June 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

      This is sad!!

    • Carol

      June 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

      For the PRINCIPAL to eXCUSE this teacher is equally as bad. Replace BOTH of them….

      • charlene hocketta`

        June 5, 2012 at 8:22 am

        Thank You for addressing both the issues,How can a African American leader(principal)excuse such behavior and then defended it with racial comments as well.Black leaders you are helping to take us back.Now how would you as a principal like it ,if it was your child,NOT SO PRETTY NOW HUH!!!!!!!

      • Ronald B. Saunders

        June 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

        Word!

    • Hadayai

      June 5, 2012 at 1:20 am

      What college did these idiots get their teaching degrees? When do you as an adult insult a child to get them to behave? This is pure madness, ignorance and those educators need to be fired. How many white children have they called freckled face…..or trailer trash….? No excuse for adults who are suppose to be teaching children to act like baffoons!

      • Fayiza

        June 5, 2012 at 2:41 am

        It’s not about where they train, bu who they r as individuals. Just b/c someone gets trained & lettered sure doesn’t mean they’re decent, mentally balanced ppl. Unfortunately madness & racism(certainly a form of madness) exists in all levels of the society

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:44 am

      If this child is such a problem, how did she get to be a student at a charter school for excellent students?

      This is a little girl, did her mother send her to school ungroomed? This is why so many children are bullied because they attend school ungroomed and with dirty clothing.

      If the child is acting out, why, did anybody try to find out?

      A lot of racist have infiltrated all segments of our society. Their main goal is to discourage African-American children from learning.

      There are so many people to blame and let’s start with the parents, the teacher and the (African-American male) principal a disgrace.

      How would he like it if his daughter was called a derogatory name? I am very concerned for this young girl.

      What would happen if this girl asked her white female teacher why her hair smells like “dog” when it rains…

      • Ronald B. Saunders

        June 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

        We have to be careful how we use the word African American and Black. There is nothing about this male principal that is Black other than the color of his skin and that doesn’t make him Black.
        This backward thinking sell out principal along with the verbally abusive racist white teacher in question should be fired and have their licences and certifications taken away from them.

        The most important ingredient in any learning environment is the attitude of the classroom teacher whether its in an upscale private school in Fox Chapel, Pa or in a one room red school house in Mulatto Run, Virginia. The classroom teacher does in fact set the tone for the entire class relative to how the students are going to learn and interact with the subject material.
        Teachers get paid to make the environment conducive for learning in all types of classroom and school settings regardless of social class, income or race.
        This negative attitude displayed by the teacher in question toward subject child was not learned in the Education Schools of Higher Learning.
        It appears as though the white teacher in question brought all of her societal bias’ and racial prejudices with her when she was admitted into the Education School. Further it is very unfortunate that the Ed. Schools don’t do a better job thoroughly screening out the bigots before they enter the field of education.

        All teachers must have the three C’s which are as follows:
        1. They must have a Caring attitude at all times in said school environment.
        2. All teachers must be Concerned about the welfare of their students regardless of that students social-economic class, income or race.
        3. All teachers must be Committed( Commitment) to excellence for all the students under their charge.

        Parents, if you have teachers presently in your school districts who are not practicing the three C’s it is incumbent upon you to oust them from your district or you may attempt to reform and rehabilitate their skill set and attitude.

        You parents, you pay the teachers, administrators,counselors salaries so don’t let anyone in your student’s educational environment short change your child when it comes to learning all that they can consume.
        Parents also have a great responsibility to prepare, train, encourage their students to learn at all cost in school.
        All Black parents must place a very high premium on all learning and reinforce this message to your kids at every stage of their human growth and development which should include from Early Childhood to adulthood.

        Thank you

        • VELMA HENDERSON

          June 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

          VERY SAD. WHAT’S WRONG WITH BLACK FOLKS HAVING THE HAIR THAT WE WERE BORN WITH? Well maybe because too many of us are ashamed of our hair and spends million of dollars on hair that makes them look and think that they are someone else. Very sad.

        • mable

          June 8, 2012 at 4:19 am

          I AM IN TOTAL AGREEMENT!!! WELL SAID!! Most charter schools unfortunately, because they were established to destroy public education ….leading an uninformed public to believe their chuildren would be receiving a better education, when in fact universities and private industries are taking money from state supported public schools and fattening their pockets at the expense of our children. They are only required to hire x number of certified teachers; many of them are not certified and have no experience in teaching. Most only service BLACKS AND SOME HISPANIC POPULATIONS. HENCE, ITS SIMPLY APPEASEMENT OF THE WORST SORT ON A GROUP OF CHILDREN WHO ARE ALWAYS USED IN SOME WICKED SOCIO-ECONOMIC EXPERIMENT.

        • Polly

          June 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

          Thank you so much.

        • nativesooner

          June 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

          You have made an excellent argument that I agree with. thank you Mr Saunders.

      • Junei

        June 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

        I agree with you Elizabeth, I have a relative who refuses to cut her sons hair (nor does she wash/comb it, the result is this child has been bullied every year due to his dirty clothes and matted uncombed pony tail. Yes teachers SHOULD use self restraint and treat each child equally, but the truth is an unkept child is not treated the same by student/teachers alike.
        The second tier to this is (although there is NO EXCUSE for any adult humiliating a child like this, anyone who has been teaching for any length of time can tell you about the “monster child” who curses, fights, has no respect for authority and has a mama that backs up their every move with a threat to “kick the teachers ass” every time that child acts out. There have been cases where the teacher is jumped on by a third grader, the law says you can’t hit back you have to “run and secure yourself in a closet or another room.” These kids are usually big for their age because they eat whatever in the hell they want, no one tells them no. So before you get on the band wagon, picture yourself getting threatened or jumped on by a child who is a foot taller than you, outweighs you by 60lbs, your not supposed to defend yourself, and you have the threat of their mama and aunties coming to attack you. Although NOT acceptable behavior, she was probably at her wits end dealing with this child! The principal sounds like she is quite “familiar” with her also.

      • Carol

        June 27, 2012 at 4:57 am

        What article did you just read? Obviously, this child did NOT make a disparaging comment about the teacher – but a grown PROFESSIONAL teacher made an insulting bullying comment to a child that SHE is responsible for teaching. If this girl DID (there is NO evidence that she dis – is there?) come to school messy and dishevelled, that STILL does not excuse a PROFESSIONAL college educated teacher to resort to bullying tactics by humiliating this child in front of her pears! The parents are NOT to blame for this situation dearie, what planet are you on???

        • Carol

          June 27, 2012 at 4:58 am

          I meant to say did and peers! So outraged by the stupidity of the comment could not type properly.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 4:18 am

      As a black teacher, in a black school, this is not new. What did this kid do to get noticed in a negative way?
      You have 30 kids in a class? Why her? Bad kids hide behind bad parents. A black student told me, I get up to come to school, because my mother makes me, but you can’t make me work when I get here. A third grader told me, she ain’t scared of me and she can chew all the gum she wants, because her mama gave it to her (puts old gum under desk and chair). I asked quietly for black male student to stop singing drugs songs out loud especially in class. His reponse, my mother bought this cell phone and I can do what I want and you better get out my face, and put his hand up to my face, then stood up and got in my face, and said you try and take my phone, that will be the last phone you ever take. So paddles need to be back in school and the students need to work, follow rules and show respect. If they act up numerous times, kick them out and let them be home schooled by their mom or parents. So, this teacher was frustrated, the child acts up, and her true thoughts came out, like berny mack said, I say the truth like it is, but y’all too scared to tell the kid and pare.nt the truth. We need more bernie macks.

      • stan

        June 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

        Kids these days have rediculous behavior when parents are negligent, but you don’t humiliate a kid. Fire both.

      • Blossom

        June 5, 2012 at 5:47 am

        You make a very, very good point Kay. And by the way, it is the kind of foolishness you just spoke of that makes Bill Cosby say what he says about Black people needing to get it together. It hurts, and it may be embarassing, but he’s not lying.

      • Fig Newton

        June 5, 2012 at 6:52 am

        You sound pretty frustrated yourself. There are jobs that come with the possibility of frustration and only professionals who have to deal with the public should be in those positions. You and the teacher and principal of that charter school should all be reevaluated and hopefully terminated from your positions. I have watched children become victims to supposed educators like you three, while your type uses the system to deny these children an education. That child is not the only child in the system with problems. I find that charter schools are a problem. Like Elizabeth asked, how did she get in a excellent charter school if she was such a problem. Did they make her a problem? Was she too ghetto for them with her nappy head self? She may be amongst the identified poor in America. The group is expanding and the parents and the children are suffering. But charter schools need students and when they are unable to be selective, they take any child that they can get so that they can collect Federal funds and other benefits. After they are established, the can start to demean children and put them out. We do not need Bernie Mack impersonators in our schools because Bernie Mack was a comedian and there is nothing funny about denying a child an education. We do not need frustrated teachers abusing our children either. You should be sought after and put out of school, along with the disrespectful teacher and the brown nosing principal. Get some educators in the schools who know how to treat children by identifying why they come to school with the problems that they bear. I pray that God punishes all people who mistreat children, rather it is in their minds or in their actions.

        • kay

          June 5, 2012 at 7:32 am

          You fig, when you are hired to teach no one tells you about the unruly kids, parents who don’t want to bothered, no homework is being returned for a grade, your own money you have to spend on kids school supplies, the extra hours you work to design a lesson plan for ALL to learn, still have to watch for the kid or kids who leave class without permission. Or goes to jail and comes to class to brag while everyone else is trying to work. Or steals from your desk and classroom. Possibilty of frustration is an understatement, I wish god would put you in a classroom for a week and let’s hear your “alice in wonderland story”. Like Iyanla vanzant, bill cosby and yes bernie mack, they all spoke the truth, our dirty laundry gets out of school (of they go) at 3pm and show the world what they are really learning, at home and school. Bernie raised his sisters kids, he was loving, serious about his kids and school, and truthfully funny. Teachers get tired of the same BS from kids who don’t about, some students will tell you I’m bored at home, so I come to school to hang out. Not all public or charter schools want to put kids, but if your kid is a problem and you have been told numerous times, yes put your kid out to save the other kids who want to learn. FIRE YOU FIRST FIG, I go the xtra mile for kikds who want to learn. Your bad kids, you should them right. I say hell to the no, I did not sign up for all this, home school bad kids and let us teach in school and shbield us from folks like you.

          • Niecey Gee

            June 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

            WOW! Even though I have SEEN evidence of this in the school systems for some reason I am still in shock with Kay’s comment! Dispose of the “bad” kids and keep the children there who want to learn……..WOWZERS! What makes you sure that the “bad” children don’t have a desire to learn? Do you think culturally they may have factors that prevent them from expressing the desire like the “good” children? Homeschooled? There is possibly one parent supporting the household? Who’s going to work so that they can EAT? I was an assistant unit direct at a Boys and Girls Club and I have put one through school and have three more to go and am VERY involved. I have seen all of the above and more and not ONCE did I think to speak wrong of these children. Why? Whatever that is inside of you has to come out. Racism is HATE DRIVEN and “frustration” is a weak excuse as to why she made that comment. She is hateful and should be dealt with accordingly.

          • Renee

            June 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

            No Kay, but we do have to perform student teaching and multiple observations before we teach. So, it is not like we teachers are walking into this blind we know up front we are walking into a war zone. Perhaps instead of calling kids nappy headed, or going off about how awful our jobs are, we work toward change the course of things. After all that nappy headed little girl is part of our future, whether you like it or not, so let us as educators help to raise them as such.

        • Kiana

          June 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

          FigNewton, did you attend public school? I attended public school and private school, and I can say this much, I am so blessed that I did not have to spend my entire life in public school, I had an opportunity to learn in a controlled environment, which included a teach sometimes telling the students about themselves and smacking there hands with rulers when they got out of line. I HATED IT at the time… but guess what it made me a better person. These kids in the public school have no respect for anyone, and neither do their parents… Have you ever worked in a public school? My favorite teacher was punched in the face a few years after I left. He helped straighten out and motivate so many young people… and pushed them in directions that created lawyers, politicians and other professionals. This man was later called a racist because of his attitude. People you don’t know the whole story. I don’t know, maybe this person was a racist… maybe the little girl called another student nappy headed..This story doesn’t even begin to tell the whole truth.. and by the principle’s reaction.. I get the feeling that there is much more to this story than the news story is telling.

        • Junei

          June 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

          Fig Newton you seem to have al of the self rightous answers! Who do you teach? Why do you think there is a teacher shortage in the US? Because people like you want to blame the teachers rather than spank your bad ass kids! There are GREAT teachers who have left the educational system because of your thought process. Teachers are human, they are not robotic, they get tired of children threatening them and no one is coming to their aid, they are teachers and they HAVE to take it, NO THEY DON’T! They quit and get office jobs and surf the internet like I’m sure you do. A teacher can not take a “long lunch break” or make a run while at work. They are working with all types of emotionally problematic children from all races. Most buy supplies out of their pocket, do you give you boss money for your pens and notes pads you use while at work? So, I emplore you to call the school board and give them some viable solutions to fix this problem,firing over worked under paid, burnt out teachers is NOT an option especially when no one wants the job, including the parents! Fight for funding, not firing!

      • Bahati Sobukwe

        June 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

        So glad you inserted those incidents. Sadly, this is the way TOO MANY of our children are acting up in schools. MANY of our parents should be a shame of themselves. TOO MANY of our children are driven my their parents’ negative attitudes regarding education and behavior in school.
        On the other hand, I doubt seriously if that white teacher would have told a white child to “sit their stringly hair down”, or something to that effect. She should be punished. I want to know why was the child standing up. What is the environment in that teacher’s room? But, nothing excuses a teacher from humiliating a child. Snappy-head is a derogatory term and the teacher meant it to be as much so as if she had said “N”.

        It does not let our children behaviors off the hook. Our parents need to be responsible for assuring that our children are taught respect for themselves and others. They need to come to school to learn; not to act-up! All black parents need to visit the school and go to classes to understand what teachers -white and black- have to put up with, even in charter schools. Instead of coming to school in a rage when something negative happens. Most of these incidents would be avoided if parents would get involved in their children schools. What’s up with that, in 2012 we don’t understand that we have a responsibility to get involved with our children education and schools.

        Again, we simply do not understand what time of day it is and that our children are competing with the world’s children. We had better wake up and make sure our children are in school to learn all they can, no matter what deficiencies their school have.

      • legalblkchisis

        June 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        Kay if you are a teacher and you think this type of behavior is ok FROM AND ADULT TEACHER to a student, all in the name of being frustrated YOU, HER and the PRINCIPAL need to rethink your career choice. You did all this whining and complaining about the kids!! You became a teacher to teach KIDS correct!! Or did you think you’d be teaching trained monkeys!! Teachers DON’T NEED to be like BERNIE MACK what type of foolery is that!!! SMH!!

      • Mzztee09

        June 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

        I understand that teaching is frustrating and parents have a lot to do with that frustration, HOWEVER, there is no excuse or justification for a teacher calling a child nappy-headed or any other name other than her/his given name. If you can’t control your temper or emotions, then how can you discipline CHILDREN who don’t control theirs????? Should you be teaching if you are out of control? I’m not saying that you don’t have feelings and that you shouldn’t feel frustrated but some things just should not happen. I work in customer service and I have people lying to me all the time and just making up stuff to get out of their responsibilities, however, if I were to ever loose my cool based on my frustration with these difficult people, I WOULD NOT HAVE A JOB! and I would understand why!

      • Ronald B. Saunders

        June 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

        Behind every delinquent and poorly behave school student is a delinquent parent who may also have behavioral problems which were not dealt with when they were growing into adulthood.

      • dreka

        June 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        I Agree that most kids these days doesn’t have the respect for adults like we use to have, but it doesn’t give you the right to call a child any kind of name especially a nappy head because you don’t no what the circumstances is at a child’s home. It could be that a child parent is on drugs,being abuse don’t have the money to buy the things they need to keep themselves up. That’s why alot of kids act out because of what they are going thru at home so you have to be careful what you say to most kids am not saying take the disrespect but remember you are the adult and you are suppose to be setting an example to all kids figure a better way to do things even if you have to talk to them after class so that the conversation wouldn’t be heard in front of all students.And if that doesn’t work request the student to be put out of your class till that child can respect your class room.

      • VELMA HENDERSON

        June 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

        I feel sorry for some teachers. There are many bad, disrespectful kids in school and it’s all because of the crazy, dire. spectful parent. ( usually a single woman) although my mother raised us and we never disrespected a teacher or anyone else. So, what is the real problem? USUALLY BAD KIDS COMES FROM BAD PARENTS WHO GO TO THE SCHOOLS AND CURSE OUT TEACHERS. SO DARN SAD.

      • Karrol

        June 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

        Thank You,I wasn’t going to comment, but after reading what you said happen to you I will. When I was in the class room, Now retired and happy to be.I had a Latino Child threathen me and push me over a desk because I asked him to please refrain from talking and that if he didn’t want to learn, the others did.He told me that he didn’t want to learn S–t and that if I didn’t like it I could go to He–.that he would call his big sister and when I left the school, she would be waiting for me and would beat my a–.This child was a trouble maker,now I held my anger and continue to be professional. I continue to teach the class and ignored his remarks. However, this child forgot that the trouble maker he was ,he had to be escorted to his bus everyday by a classroom assistant or me. When it was my turn to escort him, I left 10 minute earlier than usual so no one would be on the bus but the two of us. And that’s when I got my revenge. I closed the door and told this Kid very nicely what I thought of him. I want say that I degraded him, but I told him that I was disapointed in him, I knew he was smart and that he was not a thug.and from that moment on when he came into my classroom he would respect me and my authority. This young man had seen my husband who is 6’5, 213 lbs.Now , maybe I should not have told him this, but I whispered in his ear and told him that if he ever threaten me again, I would have my husband beat his little A–. before I left the bus I told him not to forget his homework assignment that his would be the first one I would ask for the next day.I had my husband to meet me for a while right before school ended, not because I wanted him to say anything to the kid ,because I never told my husband what happen. I wanted the kid to think I had told Him. This kid change his behavior after that and was not a problem to me again.I started to call on him more in class and his grades even improved.

        We teachers go through so much with the children we teach, But I would never have humiliated one in my classroom. I strongly feel that both this teacher and principal were wrong and should have been reprimanded. I also don’t think it was racism, we get so frustrated sometimes from the behavior of bad kids in the classroom that some of us don’t have the self restraint to control our anger.

      • Carol

        June 27, 2012 at 5:04 am

        All of that maybe true, but that DOES not excuse this white teacher making a racial comment towards this child!! Everyone knows when white people use the word nappy or the words nappy headed, that she is feeling racial superiority. If teachers are feeling THAT frustrated, may I suggest a NEW profession? I wouldn’t want that idiotic teacher being academically responsible for my child. Jesus!

    • lee

      June 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Parents need to teach there kids on how to act in school,even thou the teacher wrong in all area and if this brought back bad memories for the child then she should rethink her action. How many times did this teacher tell her to sit down.

      lee

      • legalblkchisis

        June 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

        DOES IT MATTER!! There are better ways to handle a situation than to say sit your nappy head down AS A TEACHER or even simply AN ADULT!! The teacher was dead wrong PERIOD!!

    • Prettyface

      June 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Esau the Dog have gone to far she need to be expedited to the door exit and kiss her in her rear END as hard as you can so she can’t sit down for weeks . How many time have she wish she had natural curls . Baby you are God chosen Peoples and White people By nature are Evil Dogs . So the next time She look at a Black Woman she will be fearful to say anything .

      • Prettyface

        June 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

        Kick her But to Death

    • Thomas

      June 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Well put Mr. Derek…

  2. Senay Kenfe

    June 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Bad things need to happen to mean kids? And these are the kind of people we entrust with the minds of your youth.

    • Reka

      June 5, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Amen! Now this is some mess. On top of that the teacher is an adult right? She suppose to know & act better. Even though you may want to call her nappy headed, but its not correct. If its takes all that to get your point across to her, then she should’ve been sent to the office. Further more, they better be glad they got the right moma in there because mine wouldn’t have been suspended for my actions. You take up your issues with me, with ME, not my child.

      • kay

        June 5, 2012 at 4:26 am

        You know your own kids. I sent kids to office and they send the kid right back. What message is he getting? And then the mother comes yelling. What is your child doing to get noticed? Some kids act differently away from parents. Do homework with your kid nightly, go up to the school and watch your own childs behavior, see how you can correct bad behavior before the prison system gives the chilld a number. You sit down and do school work, then they should be sent. The mothers like you would sue the school, even if your child was a trouble maker.

        • Blossom

          June 5, 2012 at 5:55 am

          It IS posssible that the principal and teacher were fed up. i’m not a teacher, but I too have had to have run-ins with parents who just WON’T correct their kids when they are told about their kids’ bad behavior. The parents want to jump on your case cussing and yelling, and it’s just ridiculous.

          I’m not saying I know exactly what happened in this incident, but the truth is that young kids are out of control and teachers are often powerless to get these kids in line; and worse, as was stated, the parents don’t do ANYTHING about their bad kids, but many times display bad behaviors themselves, reinforcing the kids’ viewpoint of not having to listen to the teacher or any authority figure.

          At any rate, if the teacher did target a truly innocent child, her behavior will be following that of many White people who are coming out from under the hoods left and right and openly declaring their hatred for Black people.

          • kay

            June 5, 2012 at 7:38 am

            Fig did you read the first two paragraphs on blossom message? Sounds like they know exactly what they are talking about.

      • Ronald B. Saunders

        June 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

        Reka: You are correct and only a stone punk would pick on a child.

      • Carol

        June 27, 2012 at 5:05 am

        Thank you Reka!!

    • Niecey Gee

      June 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you! Disturbing!

    • legalblkchisis

      June 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Senay those are my thoughts exactly!! To see these negative comments on here FROM TEACHERS saddens me greatly!!!

  3. Larry L. Graham

    June 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    As a child i can remember hearing that comment” “Sit your nappy headed self down” many times…im surprised that the comment came from a white women…in any event the comment is wrong to say to a child…totally racially insensitive!

    • Barbara

      June 5, 2012 at 12:05 am

      Not surprised at all. Remember that Mustafa (Old Spice Guy) telling the White woman he didn’t want a nappy headed woman.

      • Elizabeth

        June 5, 2012 at 1:46 am

        No, his remark was worse, he said he did not want a “CHILD” with nappy hair.

  4. Tewdrowos

    June 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    why is this a surprise,Megroism and black self hatred is as common as racism as a matter of fact it is a bi=product of Racism in BLACK FACE..UNFORTUATELY there are a lot of Black people in this country who keep self hatred of being black going therefore others see it as normal for blacks to look,feel and be at the bottom regardless of age.

  5. DELORES MAYS

    June 4, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Educated fools are the biggest fools in the world.This teacher proved that fact

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:48 am

      She is not a fool. She is a racist whose intent was to demean and humiliate an African-American female at the earliest age possible. She wants this child to feel less than her whole life.

  6. Ann Marie Smith

    June 4, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Totally uncalled for, Ms. Dempsey! To the Principal: shocked at your comment: “Bad things have to happen to mean kids.” How cruel!

    • Carol

      June 5, 2012 at 12:43 am

      BOTH need to go………the sooner the better.

      • Fig Newton

        June 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

        The problem is that the white teacher needs to be fired and she is protected because of her color. The principal would be fired if the white teacher was not the perpetrator of the problem at hand. If the Black principal had called that child nappy headed, she would be gone in a heart beat. I am really interested in knowing if these heffers are going to be fired. The poor child is going to be ridiculed to death to save the jobs of these neglectors.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 4:30 am

      You should teach just for a week. And then let’s hear your conversation.

      • Bahati Sobukwe

        June 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

        AMEN!!!

      • realize793

        June 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

        AMEN x2. They should walk in the shoes before they criticize or pontificate all their (unfounded) theories of education and classroom management.

  7. Leslie

    June 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Wow. If I was the money I would sue the principal personally and the school. The principal made it personal with her actions of expelling the daughter due to a mother’s natural emotional reaction to something of this nature. Iam sooooo happy my sister pays for my nephew’s education this will never be tolerated there.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 4:34 am

      Sue go teach!

  8. A Logan

    June 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    The fact that the white teacher was so insensitive was bad enough, but the fact that the principal supported the teacher is even more appalling. I have never been able to determine to whom faculty members are accountable in charter schools. This should obviously be reported to the appropriate authorities for investigation.

    • Ronald B. Saunders

      June 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Logan: We simply don’t know enough of the facts about this case and the principal and teacher in question may be involved in an on-going relationship outside of the school house.

  9. Douglas L. Garner, Ph D.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    As an educator working in a school district for 33 yrs, and a counselor/teacher educator at the university level for the past 7 yrs in the area of cultural competence. I can say with confidence that this teacher is culturally imcompetent in the skill/art of engaging children of color.
    Due to the changing demographics in America’s schools it is critically important that administrators/teachers/counselors & staff have cultural competence training. Because this occurs daily in America’s schools

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

      African-Americans drop their children off at school and never show up again until there is a problem.

      The parents need to be involved and get to know the teacher. Let the teacher know you are watching, and investigating all problems.

      • kmad

        June 5, 2012 at 3:29 am

        What the hell? Did some idiot just say we blacks drop their off and not show up until there’s a problem, damn is your STUPID ass a teacher at this child’s school ? How dare your idiot ass! I as a black parent have been involved in every aspect of my children’s live’s in school and have 1 college graduate (Masters Degree), 1 in their 2nd yr. of college a 10th grader in honors classes and I’m a single divorced mom, and yes all my children share the same last name! And many black parents do and have the same experience, how dare you, you knuckle draggin racist! It’s trash like you that develop into the barrel slime that insulted that child, hey would you say the same thing if the teacher was black and said ” sit your pale behind down casper”?

        • kay

          June 5, 2012 at 4:48 am

          You are a rare outstanding parent. I am a teacher in my own family, my aunt never was invloved with school, her kids never graduated,grandkids are not going to school. 3 generations of negative attitudes. And the mother always said, school time is my peace time, deal with them, and don’t bother her. I hear this same thought pattern. Until the student comes home with a failing grade you may never hear from that parent or ever see them at open house or pta meeting. Parents should assist the teacher and school when they know their child has behavor problems.

          • Fig Newton

            June 5, 2012 at 7:09 am

            It is the duty of the school to identify behavioral problems that occur in school. The teacher does not go to the home of the parents and assist with the problems of the children so why are educators hiding behind the attempt to blame parents for the lack of school preparation to handle a child with behavorial problems. There are procedures put in place and I have watched the educators manipulate the system so that they can get smaller class sizes, to put fear in other students as a means of keeping them in their place, and to go through formalities without really implementing the programs that address these problems, so that they can rid themselves of problem children and have less work to do, such as grading papers and giving tests, etc.

        • Rev. Hilda M. Campbell

          June 5, 2012 at 10:29 am

          I like,(pale, casper) do you think that would go over well? of course not. I know our children & parents have major issues. But someone said you’re either part of the solution or part of the problem. I had a mtg. at my church last night w/community & city leader to discuss how we can join to improve conditions of family, school & city. At my niece’s graduation the list had a college listed by every student. In the inner city many who enter college can’t remain due to quality of education. This monster has many tentacles. The president of our school board was fighting a teacher, she still has her position after a 4-4 vote to dismiss her because she broke the tie voting for herself to stay. Children are products of what adults pour into and display in front of. The music is written, produced and sold, in most cases by adults. Many parents don’t parent, but there was a young man in our mtg. who came because an adult male has been effective in his making good decisions and he wanted to come. Henry Thoreou there are thousands strikeing at the branches of evil for the one digging for the root. We all must stop identifying the fallout, that horse has been beaten to death how many times. Spend time making positive changes. Parent at the private school created agenciey “Kind to Kids” after hearing horror stories of foster children. Lack, hatred, racism, poor parenting, white privilege, black internalized oppression & outright stupidity are just a few realities of our condition. June 10 is Children’s Day, embrace a child, we all can make a difference and change a life.

      • kay

        June 5, 2012 at 4:36 am

        I agree

      • Blossom

        June 5, 2012 at 6:02 am

        Bull crap. I am a Black woman who is very involved with my children’s education, and I know too many Black parents who are involved as well. I often get the cold shoulder from especially White teachers who would rather not be bothered giving me nor my children the dignity of being involved in the educational process. When I have inquired face-toface as to why my child was not getting homework day after day, I got a black stare and a dismissive attitude from the White teacher. it was not until he could see that I was getting upset that he chose to show me the homework bin located in the classroom and told me what the children are expected to do daily.

        I have had so much trouble with White teachers and principals, it’s just crazy. I conduct myself in a civil, non-agressive manner, and my children are very bright and do very well in school.
        There may be some Black parents who don’t get involved, but certainly not all. And who knows, is it because of their work schedules? White people are very far from perfect, yet there’s seldom a conversation about their imperfections.

        • Blossom

          June 5, 2012 at 6:03 am

          blank stare

        • kay

          June 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

          For all parents who care about their children like you, Bravo! For the parents who allow their kids to walk around with pants sagging, drawers showing, saying “my nigga” all day long, cussing in every sentence, won’t test because they are failing anyway (black female told me this, so I could leave her alone), jail conversations, eyes red daily, sleeping in class, harrassing and trying to scare female teachers. What should be done? This happens daily. And if parents have a problem child at home they can’t handle, why is he at school causing problems? If parents prepared their kids for success, we would not have need for school disclipline. Private schools don’t have public school problems (attended both), why not? Parents and teachers are on the same page and the kid can’t lie and get away with foolishness. Go volunteer at black or mixed race school. You would pray and run to you next REAL professional job. God bless!

        • Alvin

          June 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm

          Excellent points Blossom

      • Jardelta1946

        June 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        Elizabeth, I don’t know if you are Black or White, but as a Black parent, I take offense to your statement. Not all Black parents just drop their children off at school and forget about them. Most of us are really involved in their children’s education in a positive way. I realize that educator’s authority is very limited these days and time, but to stoop to that level is so very unprofessional.

    • Niecey Gee

      June 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Douglas your comment was on time. Thank you kindly, sir! I tip my hat to you…..

    • legalblkchisis

      June 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Douglas I absolutely agree 100%!!

    • Al Dawson

      June 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Dr. Garner,

      I agree with you in all areas except when you say, “I can say with confidence that this teacher is culturally incompetent in the skill/art of engaging children of color”. My though is in order to gain respect one must give respect. We need to be respectful to all people…especially children. Children are our future.

    • Ronald B. Saunders

      June 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Douglas: All educators should have mandatory cultural competence training as part of their development in the Educational Schools that produce or graduate all educators. Cultural competence training should be part of the core curriculum in all the Education Schools that allegedly prepare said to go into the profession of teaching.
      It is incumbent that school districts ( parents) demand that all administrators/teachers/counselors&staff have cultural competence training on an on-going basis as part of their professional development.
      Further school districts,government at all levels, community, and parents must work in concert to produce and maintain excellent academic institutions.

  10. Danni

    June 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Her hair must have been nappy and she probobly was not supposed to be standing!!!
    Please! Next!!! Bad ass kids! Lol!

    • Rasheemah

      June 5, 2012 at 12:29 am

      WHY WOULD U PUBLICLY DISPLAY YOUR IGNORANCE

      • Fig Newton

        June 5, 2012 at 7:13 am

        Who are you asking that question, Danni? Anyone who thinks that calling a child out of their name is ignorant. There are no bad children, just bad adults who point fingers at children and call them bad. Children need to be nurtured, not humiliated. Their prolems need to be addressed and properly solved.

        • kay

          June 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

          No bad kids? Then juvenile jail must be church kids getting together to sing in the choir.

          • Ronald B. Saunders

            June 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

            kay; After working 65 years in Juvenile Justice system I can tell you behind every delinquent bad church kid are delinquent bad poorly trained parents.

        • Ronald B. Saunders

          June 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm

          What you have stated is true.

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:51 am

      You are a nasty piece of work. You probably “stink” AND “reek” hatred.

  11. Linda Jackson

    June 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    And this is another reason why charter schools do not work. I would like to know if the teacher is certified and if the principal is accredited in school administration. This is just plain appalling. This was a racist remark that the teacher said to degrade and debase this young girl. For a black principal to support this abuse is inexcusable. Both need to be suspended and given sensitivity training and effective classroom management techniques. What has happened to common sense and treating others with respect and dignity? Particularly children. Children are born to test limits, if teachers and administrators don’t know how to handle misbehavior then they need to step DOWN! I hope this mother pursues litigation in this matter.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 4:37 am

      Different twist schools work and some kids don’t?

    • Ronald B. Saunders

      June 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      I agree with you Ms. Linda Jackson.

  12. bobel

    June 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    as a teacher for over 36 years and now retired, this incident could have and SHOULD HAVE been handled in a positive way with a smile.
    The teacher lacks “class” and respect. I taught some wild high school students in the DC area and never had an incident like this, in fact quite the opposite.

  13. bobel

    June 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    miss Kelly, what if i had said this remark to YOU.
    how would YOU feel? would that teach you self respect and
    success? You need human sensitivity training…

  14. Yvonne Hilton

    June 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Too many people, parents in particular, have been duped into believing that charter schools offer some kind of educational panacea for all the ills bedeviling education.

    They do not. The educators are no better than “regular” teachers and administrators. In fact, they may well be decidedly inferior, having little-to-no real graduate education in teaching and no practice teaching experience.

    What happened to this child, while inexcusable, only reinforces the fact that being in a charter school does not insure a child decent treatment.

    • Bahati Sobukwe

      June 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

      You are exactly right! In all of the schools parents need to be involved.

    • Ronald B. Saunders

      June 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Mrs. Hilton what have stated is a basic truism in reference to Charter School. Although I don’t think we can paint all Charter Schools with the same brush.

  15. Billy Holloway

    June 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Enough is enough, the teacher as well as the principal should not have license to teach children less than high school level. They both have demostrate the inability to handle younger kids.

  16. denise williams

    June 5, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Billy, Yvonne and Linda your comments says all that need to be said.

  17. M Wright

    June 5, 2012 at 12:13 am

    This is what’s being hired to so call teach our children these days. I am not surprised that the idiot principal would agree with the stupid white trash, that’s what black idiots do best, kiss up,agree with and brown nose to keep their jobs. Aunt Janes and Uncle Toms are alive and well in education because they are not capable of doing anything else and white folks know that. I hope the mother will take charge and protect her child by making taking LEGAL acion against both.

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:55 am

      M Wright well said. But as I said in an earlier post, African-Americans parents cannot just drop off their kids at school and never show up again.

      Get to know who is in your child’s head for 6-8 hrs. a day.

      • Fig Newton

        June 5, 2012 at 7:24 am

        Really, how well can you know a teacher? Teachers can be very deceitful. I had some when I was in school who were demeaning to me and my classmates. I had my mother to come to school and let my teachers, counselors, and principals know that I was not to be neglected. When I sent my children to school, I have had teachers attempt to neglect them and I took them to task and never lost a battle. When you get a teacher that is accustomed to mistreating a child, and you take them to task, they will began to get coworkers to assist the school in denouncing you and your child. It is like a jungle, you know the danger is lurking, but no one wants to solve the problem.

        • kay

          June 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

          Keep your problem at home with you. And let teachers teach not babysit your problem. :ust a teacher thought.

    • Ronald B. Saunders

      June 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      M. Wright your comments were harsh but true. Keep up your good work and deeds in being authentic.

  18. Kuya Blue

    June 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Salem was a village that burned witches…Black America really needs to take responsibility of their youth. The first response will always be, its the teacher’s our principal’s fault. You thought it was cute when you taught them to disrespect their elders, you included people of authority in the mix. Since education was such a painful experience you could not help but to pass on your regrets and hated on to them , congrats. They are what you want them to be, don’t get angry, because you’ve haven’t learned to have a comprehensive conversation using facts and not profanities. You cannot expect a society to take you seriously, when you don’t police, respect, or educate your own. Still think that one month explains everything that Blacks contributed to America? Who am I asking, you don’t read so you don’t know. That same ignorance you’ve passed on to your children, pass on self respect, pass a belt to pull up those pants, pants that same belt across their behinds, pass on the atrocities which have been clouded by revisionist. Enjoy, sad, but enjoy…

    • Wallace Harris

      June 5, 2012 at 1:42 am

      Another educated fool who will always try to take up for the white person because of self hate.No child should have their self respect taken away, by you or any other teacher black or white.

      • Ronald B. Saunders

        June 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        Mr. Harris what you have stated is true. There is no fool like an educated fool.

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:57 am

      Your post is good. Our children need to be taught manners and how to respect themselves and others. It starts in the home, where was mom and dad while this problem was developing?

    • Fletch

      June 5, 2012 at 2:55 am

      Kuya,how dare you. It’s judgmental, ignorant folks like you that enable prejudice and bigotry. What did the child did or say to elicit that response? You want to blame a child for a teachers incompetence. You assume that because you are trailer trash all Black American can’t or don’t read. You are obviously so raciest in your remarks, it seems as if you are projecting your inadequacies and envy to the Black community. Take the plank out of your eye before trying to take the moth out of another’s. I guess somehow you got passed over during the burning.

      • kay

        June 5, 2012 at 5:42 am

        Hate to say it a lot of blacks kids don’t like reading. Library, home work is a bad word. Books are written in all the time (mexicans love to write on anything, except their own house). Majority if not all my black kids sit in the back of class. Why? You can’t see or hear that well in the back. Why are parents not taking their own kids to the library or allowing them to walk around with their pants down, drawers showing. Crazy!

        • Fig Newton

          June 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

          kay, do you have a job? Do you have a child? If you have a child and a job, do you take your child to the library? If you are anything like the working parents that I know, you are as exhaulted as those teachers when you get off from work, and you have the same chores on the weekend that those teachers have, and you want to relax so that you can go back to your job and do your job effectively. Teachers can take children to the library as part of their job. Teachers are supposed to provide seating arrangements in the classrooms. I feel it very unfortunate for the Black people who have little or no positive outlook on the lives of other Black people. Help a Black child out and take them to the library if you want to do or say anything. Stop being a part of the problem and find some solutions.

          • Niecey Gee

            June 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

            applause with a standing O!

          • Ronald B. Saunders

            June 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

            Fig Newton; How does kay know that all Black kids sit in the back of the class? Are we to believe that kay has visited 801,000 schools that Black kids go to school?
            kay I like to see the data on your classroom visits on all of those 801,000 schools that Black kids go to school?
            kay do you have X-Ray Vision like Superman?

        • sasha

          June 6, 2012 at 4:09 am

          Kay you sound ignorant!

  19. wil-lie

    June 5, 2012 at 12:25 am

    that black women is scared of her job # 1…..and that cracker was put up to do this to create the….

  20. Ruby Shivers

    June 5, 2012 at 12:40 am

    As a substitute teacher I hear that every day. Not from White teachers but from black kids who tell me their parents call them that. When I finish giving them approximately 10 good minutes of their history, you would be surprised at the raised self esteem shown. There is no such thing as ‘nappy hair’. The same source that coined that phrase is the same source that coined the phrase ‘nigger’ and other degrading terms. The lesson is: There are only three types of hairs: 1. Straight, Slightly curled and Tightly curled. African Americans, etc. have beautiful tightly curled hair that God Himself graced us with. We can further curl it, we can lock it, we can braid it and we can straighten it. What better hair could you have? Our problem is, we don’t believe that ourselves and until we can appreciate our hair, we will allow those remarks to sting us as they do. However, the remarks were made from a racist intent. Now let’s teach our history and stop calling our kids out of their beautiful names.

    • Craig

      June 5, 2012 at 1:14 am

      My thoughts and sentiments so eloquently put or expressed there is nothing wrong with nappy, kinky, or tightly curled hair! The day when we as a people look in the mirror and admire our beautiful traits so will others! As I am writing this I am running my fingers through my nappy hair proudly!

      • Niecey Gee

        June 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

        Craig, well said! The problem is a deep self hate that African Americans bury deep for themselves and if you hate you, you hate anything that resembles you! That is why the “teacher”, principal, and the “teacher” upholding this atrocity thinks this is acceptable! Stop the hate people! We need educators not “teachers”!

    • Reka

      June 5, 2012 at 1:42 am

      Beautifully said. I have to instill that into my husband & kids that there is no nappy hair. I also have to tell them including the hubby that they look good, I’m proud of them, I love them, and appreciate them. Husband & daughter are a darker brown, son & I are a lot lighter shade, so I also tell them all they are beautiful, pretty, handsome, good looking, smart, intelligent, responsible, independant & that God gave them a brain for a reason. That’s my way of telling them they didn’t make the best choice when I say God gave them a brain for a reason; to use it! But what do I know, I’m just a parent & a educator to my family first

    • Bahati Sobukwe

      June 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Thank you! I’ve been tightly curled for years and I love it! Loved your sentence, …we don’t believe that ourselves and until we can appreciate our hair, we will allow those remarks to sting us as they do.

    • Rev. Hilda M. Campbell

      June 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

      AMEN!

    • Ronald B. Saunders

      June 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Ruby Shivers: I agree with your comment however expanded commentary is needed on the three different types of hair.
      First African Americans have many varied types of hair which are as follows;
      1. Straight
      2. Woolly
      3. Slightly curled
      4. Tightly curled
      5. Kinky
      6. Coarse
      7. Fine
      8. Straight/semi/woolly/semi coarse.
      9. Woolly/Slightly Curled/ Tightly curled
      10. Kinky/ Coarse/ Fine.
      11. Semi Fine/Semi Straight/ Semi Coarse.

      God made everyone and he gave everyone good hair. The God that I know didn’t make any junk and we are his greatest creation and that’s why he gave us dominion over the planet earth.
      Terms such as good hair that is often used by Black people are manifestations of the Slave Mentality, and self hatred. We must attempt to bury that 500 year old disease of the slave/colonial mentality.

      As you know we come in many different hues and colors from Ebony/Jet Black, Blue Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Brown Sugar Chocolate, Coffee, Cinnamon, Yellow, Medium Yellow, Dirty Yellow, High Yellow,Red Bone, Olive, Creamy White, and Pale White.
      The color variation in the San Bushmen is astounding. The San Bushmen have a color range from Blue Black, Red-bone, Yellow, Light Brown, and Red Brown This is not due to miscegenation. I have seen Hottentots who were yellow and light brown. I have been in the company of Fulani who have beautiful Chestnut colored skin.
      I have been in the company of the Boys from Sudan who were so Black they feared going out at night.
      We still can’t verified the number of Blacks who passed over into the White race before and after the Antebellum period and who continue to pass for white.
      Our history must be taught correctly for we are the Alpha and Omega of Civilization and we must never loose sight of who we are and what we want to become.

      • Alvin

        June 10, 2012 at 12:14 am

        That is so profound Dr. Saunders. I need to take a few courses under you.

      • Barbara

        June 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        WOW!! Thanks for posting that. I’m number 11 with the hair, and “sun tan brown. lol

        I’m headed on-line to look up photos of the tribes you mentioned. Good stuff from you LOL

  21. Emmanuel

    June 5, 2012 at 12:42 am

    It’s very sad because the recism we suffer at the hands of fellow Blacks is much more. Forget all that, we don’t like ourselves and don’t like each other. I am a Black Man from Africa and will remain a Black Man forever. Thank God Almighty!

  22. HAKEEM SHABAZZ

    June 5, 2012 at 12:43 am

    “GET KOWLEDGE OF SELF” JOIN THE NATION OF ISLAM!!!

    • onesilverbac

      June 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Sorry,Hakeem I’ve heard your leaders speak and have read your paper.

      Much to much hate.

    • Alvin

      June 10, 2012 at 12:19 am

      Wake up Bro. The Nation can not be considered a panacea to correct race consciousness in and of itself. It was confused servants of allah who caused Prince Malcom’s demise.

  23. Jacqueline

    June 5, 2012 at 12:43 am

    This teacher went over board on this. And probably needs to retire or if she’s young get some education about African Americans!!!! We as African American know the word Nappy Headed is nothing new to us but the teacher had no business saying that to her. It’s possibly a situation where this child is out of control and the teacher just lost it. I’m a subsitute teacher and I know how some these children behave. And there is also the possibly that this child mother has told numerous times by the teacher and principal about her child’s behavior. But I don’t excuse what she said to her.

  24. Derrick

    June 5, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Wow, surprise by all the comments, if and thats if the teacher were Black would we have this topic, next do we know what spark the teachers comment. Next the parent go up there to speak her mind or go in acting ghetto or uneducated. Sadly there is always 2 sides as a former educator who taught at an all black school, who knows the truth. Teachers are not the parents but have to act as parents, under paid, not respected, but those that has never stood in a classroom wouldn’t know. Last has this parent been to a PTSA meeting

  25. judy

    June 5, 2012 at 1:17 am

    A teacher snapped. Not the first time or the last. Ever take care of 25 plus kids for close to 8 hours a day? Unless the kids are all nerds you are going to snap too. Back in the day we went to school knowing if we got out of line not only would the Principal hit us but when we got home our mom and dad would too. Today say boo to a kid and you go to jail or get fired or sued by the ACLU. If you want a great safe education do it yourself. Home school. Let us see how long you can last.

  26. Salenegtupues

    June 5, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Negroes are so sooo soooooooo hypersensitive.

    American Africans have a brain that is 20% on average smaller and lighter (cf: Dr. Samuel Morton and co.) than the brains of members of other races.

    Given the glaring easy-to-confirm morphological differences between negroes and other races, it should come as no surprise to any right-thinking individual black or white, that africans are different from the ground up.

    Blacks behave differently because they are inherently different, they are mid-way from an evolutionary point of view between white euros and their closer relatives, the higher primates.

    Negroes need to get down on their hands and knees and pray Thank You to their True Saviour the White Man, who rescued them from a stick age existence more than four hundred years ago.

    Sincerely,

    – Arturo

    crimesofthetimes.com

    erectuswalksamongst.us

    • Elizabeth

      June 5, 2012 at 1:58 am

      You need a life and an updated history and science book mate. Your data is dated.

    • Mia x

      June 5, 2012 at 2:16 am

      This post alone proves you and those with your mentality are less than human and an ignorant species.

    • Levy02

      June 5, 2012 at 3:42 am

      Arturo – You are obviously a complete idiot and satanist! You can’t fool or play mind games with any of the Africans on this blog. Your thinking and comments are exactly what contributes to self hatred amongst those blacks who might be a bit “sensitive.”

      I am brillant and love everything about being black and contrary to your beliefs we are in fact the superior race! This world would not be in existence without our inventive, creative and sophisticated brains. Remember, we came to America unwillingly by the hands of your barbaric murderous and rapist ancestors.

      If you were as educated as you think you are and done your homework you would find out how the white man really came into existence – but your lazy pea-sized brain is too small to comprehend as this requires a higher level of intelligence.

      Negroes will never get down on hands and knees to worship the devil so keep dreaming. Also note that you hate and envy what you are not – African! Your women tan their skin, braid their hair, Botox their lips, inject their asses, F our men and are intimidated by black women in the board room. Need I go on….wake up you moronic guy, my friends and I are all rolling with laughter. If we could just rid the world of your kind, it would be a much nicer and safer place to live in – when blacks rise to their full potential without the systematic road blocks we will be unstoppable and I guarantee you that day is quickly approaching!

    • Blossom

      June 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

      I guess that’s why White men slept with so many Black women during slavery times, fathered children with them, even in the South left land to them, and that has to be why so many White men lust after Black women AND Black men today. Is it because we’re primates? What do you call a nation of “superior” people who continualy choose to have sex with primates? Why can’t White women of all nationalities and ages keep their hands off Black men and keep their legs closed as well? Why are so many White women laying down with Black men and having babies by them?

      A smaller brain does not prove anything, and Black people have invented MANY of the great inventions that has made America a superpower and advanced mankind. Furthermore,the “smaller brain” theory has been debunked a very long time ago.
      But, you will continue to foam at the mouth and spew profanity because it’s very possible that that corruption is YOUR nature.

      One more question: why is it that nature would give “inferior” people larger penises and stronger, more muscular bodies than their “superior” counterparts, if they were meant by “natural selection” to die out?

      Things that make you go, “Hmmmmm.”

      I have posted this on line before, but I’m sure you never read this. If YOU can read, read this:
      Black people have given the world:
      MARK DEAN – Black engineer and co-inventor of The Personal Computer; holds 3 of the original 9 patents for the PC; co-inventor of the Color Graphics Adapter which enables color to be displayed on a computer screen; chief engineer of team that invented the Blue Gene – the fastest supercomputer in the world; chief engineer that tested the first 1 GIG microprocessor
      JESSE RUSSELL – Black electrical engineer – invented the digital cell phone; he is called the “Father of 2G” and is known around the world in the industry as a leader in this field. His invention made cell phones TRULY mobile (remember the bricks people used to use?) and revolutionized communications around the world, and turned the wireless phone industry into a billion dollar industry. WATCH HIS VIDEO!!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vzjy-2qWZug
      The folded wing air craft was invented by HERMON L. GRIMES SR. It was used in WW II and is responsible for shooting down 75% of the Japanese aircraft in the Pacific. This aircraft helped the US significantly during the war, and is the model used for today’s fighter aircraft.
      GERALD A. LAWSON invented video game cartridges. This Black engineer invented the technology that enabled the game cartridges to be removed without destroying the program of the console; it was he who first made it possible to play a variety of video games at home;

      There are at least 12 Black cartoonists who were/are significant in the cartoon/comic industry. A black cartoonist, DAN HASKETT is one well-known Black cartoonist in the industry and created the Disney characters Ariel from the Little Mermaid, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Other works include: The Fox and the Hound, Toy Story, The Prince of Egypt, Sesame Street, Scooby Doo, and commercials for Kellogg’s and Nestle. Haskett won an Emmy for his work on The Simpsons

      The character Elmo is played by a Black man, KEVIN CLASH. According to Sesame street, three other people have played Elmo but it was not until Clash took on the role that Elmo became the multi-million dollar world-wide sensation that he is today.
      There have been about 30 Black hockey players in the NHL over its history and some continue to play in the NHL today. Black people have been playing hockey since the 1890’s; at this time, Black hockey players in Nova Scotia formed their own league because they were not allowed to play on White teams.

      OTIS BOYKIN was a Black engineer whose most outstanding invention was the control unit for the pacemaker– the device uses electrical impulses to maintain a steady heartbeat. One of his early inventions was an improved electrical resistor, which is used around the world today in televisions, computers, radios, and an assortment of other electronic devices. His other notable inventions include a variable resistor used in guided missiles and small component thick-film resistors for computers.

      It is a Black mathematician and physicist, WALTER S. McAFEE, who in 1946 was the first to calculate the speed of the moon and made the needed calculations for Project Diana, a project created by the U.S. Army in their quest to send a radar signal to make the first human contact with the moon. This signal was an important step in space exploration because it confirmed that communication was possible across the vast distances of outer space. Americans could not have walked on the moon had it not been for Walter S. McAfee and his calculations.

      A Black woman by the name of PATRICIA COWINGS, a member of NASA, was the FIRST American woman to be selected by NASA to be an astronaut. She invented a space training program that eliminates the adverse physical effects of space travel. You can find her on NASA’s website.

      DR. ROD CLAY SR is one of the most important people responsible for the success of the technology that made Silicon Valley great at its onset and now. Mr. Clay was a key figure in the development of Hewlett-Packard’s computer divisions. Mr. Clay led the team that engineered HP’s entrance into the computer market with the development of the 2116A computer in 1966. Not only was Mr. Clay the Director for the first HP Research and Development Computer Group, he also developed the software for the 2116A computer. Mr. Clay was General Manager of the computer divisions following Tom Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
      Today, MR. CLAY is CEO of ROD-L Electronics, the world leader in electrical safety testing equipment, which he founded in 1977. ROD-L set the industry standard in electrical product safety testing by producing the world’s first Safety Certified (i.e. Underwriters Laboratories Listed) Dielectric Withstand (Hipot) and Ground Continuity Testers. ROD-L has received the Consumer Product Safety Award for developing the safest product of its kind and its products are used by the leading manufacturers of electrical and electronics equipment worldwide.

      KATHERINE JOHNSON is a Black mathematician heralded by NASA as a pioneer in her field of mathematics and space travel. In the 1960′s she was employed by NASA and she is credited by NASA as being a pioneer in her field. Her job, along with her team, was to do the mathematical calculations that enabled the astronauts to get to the moon and back. In those days they did not use computers; all of the mathematical calculations were done by women by hand. Katherine Johnson made space maps that would get astronauts to space and back, and that also indicated what stars they would see in space at any particular time.

      GEORGE CARRUTHERS is a Black aeronautical and astronautical engineer who gained international recognition when he invented the Far Ultra-Violet Camera and Spectrograph. The camera was the first ever observatory used in space. Carruthers found the proof of molecular hydrogen in interstellar space by using a spectrograph that was carried to the moon by Apollo 16 astronauts in 1972. The camera was positioned on the moon’s surface and allowed researchers to examine the Earth’s atmosphere for concentrations of pollutants. Previously, scientists did not know that there was hydrogen in space. This invention opened the door to many other discoveries in space.

      PERCY JULIAN was a world-renowned chemist who discovered a way to create large amounts of synthetic cortisone. Before his discovery only the very wealthy could afford cortisone for arthritis; now synthetic cortisone is so cheap and widespread almost anyone can afford it. He also discovered substitutes for human hormones and was a pioneer in large-scale chemical synthesis of hormones, steroids, progesterone, and testosterone. His discoveries are credited with saving the lives of thousands of unborn children and cancer victims. PERCY JULIAN also invented aero-foam, which is used to put out gasoline and oil fires and was especially useful during WWII. PBS has made a documentary about his life that is rich, detailed, and truthful about the difficulties Black people faced when trying to achieve in America. It is worth your while to gain the opportunity to watch this film. I found a copy in the public library.

      DR. SAMUEL KOUNTZ is a Black doctor that performed the FIRST SUCCESSFUL NON-TWIN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Kountz made the breakthrough observation that, high doses of a steroid hormone, methylprednisolone arrested the rejection of transplanted kidneys. His discovery led directly to the current drug regimens that make organ transplants using donations from unrelated donors, routine.

      Until December 2011, a Black man by the name of JAMES A. BELL was the corporate president, chief financial officer and an executive vice president of The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company. (go to Boeing’s website and look him up; you can also find him on Forbes).

      A Black NASA scientist by the name of O.S. “OZZIE” WILLIAMS invented the RADAR BEACON FOR LOCATING DOWNED AIRCRAFT, a radar beacon that could locate downed planes. These control systems were used in guiding lunar landing modules during NASA’s Apollo moon landings. The radio beacon system is used by air traffic controllers today, in navigation, satellites, and is used around the world. This technology is used to locate lost vessels and has saved thousands of lives.
      RONALD A. WILLIAMS is a Black executive who was the chairman and CEO of AETNA from 2006-2010. Aetna is a Fortune 100 company with over $34 billion in revenues. During Williams’ tenure Aetna was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired company in the insurance and managed care industry. (Look him up on Forbes.com!)

      DON THOMPSON is the PRESIDENT and CEO of McDONALD’S, worldwide. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Don Thompson directs global strategy and operations for the 32,000 McDonald’s restaurants in 117 countries. (Look him up!)

      KENNETH I. CHENAULT is the Chairman And CEO of American Express Company since 2001 to the present. American Express is a $24 billion financial services company. CHENAULT joined the company in 1981 and served several positions, including director of strategic planning in the Merchandise Services division and president of the Consumer Card (credit card) division. Look him up on Forbes, Bloomberg!
      PLEASE, PLEASE know that I HAVE ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE WITH BLACK ACHIEVMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! I have more information, but I can’t list everything here!!

      • Bahati Sobukwe

        June 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

        Blossom, I do hope that these were a very good start for his ignorancy. This ignorance is systemic with ignorant whites and some blacks! These whites-Salenegtupues- infilterate black sites to aggravate Africans. Makes you wonder why they even bother, if they though we are so inferior. Dose it not?

    • Fig Newton

      June 5, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Salenegtupues you are about the most ignorant bastard in the world. I know that you are a redneck, skinhead, or klan type who is uneducated, probably broke, and definitely ugly. I bet you do not have a job and blame Black people for your minial existence. Your ideas are going to get you in trouble if you every show yourself outside of the confines of this reply page you idiot.

    • Catlover

      June 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Arturo, you need to expand the size of your brain and learn some history. The ancient Khemetic people (Egyptians) were Black and TAUGHT the Greeks and the Romans when they went into Khemet to get educated. Black people are the founders of civilization, mathematics, sciences, spirituality, religion, philosophy, etc. while white people were in the caves! LOL And, the Moors, Black men, went into Spain and brought in education, architecture, sciences, HYGIENE (because Europeans didn’t want to take a bath. BTW, how advanced can whites be if they can’t master basic hygiene? That was the source of all of your dirty, nasty diseases when you went all over the world killing people, not including your sexually transmitted diseases!) It is the brutality and genocide, terrorism and barbarism of the white man that brought the Black man to the level we are today. It is why the Earth is sick..because of the white man’s so-called superior technology. You and your ways are destroying the very thing that supports everyone’s life, which is the planet Earth itself. How intelligent is that? And, I am a Black woman who proudly wears her hair naturally. My hair is “like wool” (Sound familiar? Remember Jesus?) It coils like DNA. I am of the Original peoples of the Earth, God’s Original Human creation. I do not come from an albino mutation with a calcified pineal gland. So Arturo, go take a bath.

      As far as the white teacher making comments to Black children: aren’t there some unemployed, Black teachers out there who can take this woman’s job and educate our children?

      • sasha

        June 6, 2012 at 4:21 am

        AMEN Catlover!! Tell that fool to take a bath for real LOL…what a douche bag!

  27. Kirsten

    June 5, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I am very confused by this but not at all shocked. I have dealt with a principal who makes excuses for teachers and it came to a point where I had to threaten with a lawsuit to make my point. It is sad but true that educators today are not there to help our children…in many cases they are the reason that the children aren’t successful in the classroom. Parents, ultimately, we have to make our presence known or they will systematically ruin our children!

    • Shirley

      June 5, 2012 at 4:54 am

      I’m not confused but I am concerned that a parent would make an all- encompasing statement such as, “It is sad but true that educators today are not there to help our children.” As a retired teacher of 32 years, I not only came early and stayed late, opened my class at lunch hour to students, bought supplies, clothes, food, pampers, paid for trips and visited homes when necessary, but also ran a Saturday program for students who wanted to advance in the areas of science, math and computers. Why? Because I was there to “help” the children. All teachers are not lazy or ignorant. No more so than any other professional. I am thankful that my kids were grateful and appreciated my efforts. There are You Tube videos of graduation speeches with students saying thanks. Students have nominated me several times for teacher of the year. I am listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America Teachers. Why? Because my students thought that I was there to help them and they, not a principal, nominated me. Please don’t judge me, or my profession, by the actions of one individual. I dare not make a judgmental call against all parents simply because I did not agree with something said or done by another parent. I have always found it helpful to “treat people the way that I would like to be treated”.

      • kay

        June 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

        Wish I had a teacher like you. Great great great, be real don’t forget about our problem kids who disrupt classrooms and school bullies. You were blessed. parents are people too we all have good and bad days. And yes. Treat me with the same respect I give to others. If I don’t get respect when I give it, I try and try and try again,then I leave you alone and let god bless them.

        • Levy02

          June 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm

          Shirley, the negative comments are not geared towards the GREAT teachers like yourself. It’s frustration expressed for those teachers who are sub-par.

    • VELMA HENDERSON

      June 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

      MIS_EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Reka

    June 5, 2012 at 2:04 am

    You know what I’ve been reading some of the dumbest comments about this issue in my opinion. Notice I said in MY opinion. I’ve read negroes are hypersensitive, brains are smaller, & inferior, who made you God? You make me thankful, worship & praise him even more. Then pray hard to him to continue to love humans with your mindset. So with that said thanks Salenegtupues. In that atmosphere that shouldn’t have been said. Now to some of the teachers that says the kids parents call them that and lowers their self esteem then you have to give them a bit of history & it raises their self esteem, why is that? Imagine if this child parents call her that & then her teacher does the same, what does that do this child.

  29. sherifffruitfly

    June 5, 2012 at 2:10 am

    the fundamental meanness of Americans is best exhibited how adults here are will to treat kids, and allow them to be treated. Sickening.

  30. BigWill

    June 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Black people continue to get soooo worked-up behind every story with racial implications whether it’s justified or not. The bigger problem is while black people are attempting to show solidarity through their negative comments of caucasians, black men are still humiliating themselves begging and chasing white women and black women are trying to swallow as much caucasian sperm as humanly possible. Stop being hypocrites black people.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Wow! You may have a point!

    • Blossom

      June 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

      What Black women are you talking about who are swallowing as much White sperm as possible?? YOU WISH!!

    • Kiana

      June 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      WTH are you talking about? What do black people getting into relationships with white people have to do with any of this? Seriously?

  31. Nicoleizhername

    June 5, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Another Day,Another Incident happens and Black Folks keep trying to explain away these punk-ass cowards. They go after our children behind our backs or their weak-ass “men” like to jump up in Black Womens Faces.
    I’m so damn tired. I wish a lot of my people was just as tired. You Just can’t speak to someone’s humanity if it ain’t there to begin with.
    We NEED To Start Speaking to their “nature” and soon.

  32. Thomas

    June 5, 2012 at 3:20 am

    If the roles were reversed and a Black teacher told a White student to sit her straggly-headed self down, and the school was 92.5% White what do you think would have happen? Need I say more!!!

  33. Linda

    June 5, 2012 at 3:32 am

    The last school my son attended, I overheard a black teacher commanding a student to “Sit your black ugly self down.” My son is no longer in the school system, not for that reason, but the Principal was as ghetto as this teacher. This is the behavior of the adult, and you wonder why the student don’t respect them.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

      The last school he attended? Not in the school system anymore?I hope you son is in college now. And not a negative number in the system.

      • Linda

        June 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

        No Kay, he is not in college, he is 15, and is currently being home-schooled. He was being bullied daily, he was jumped on by 5 boys, once hit in the head w/ a milk crate, children trying to take his lunch money, while the teachers turned a deaf ear, many times stating that they are only children. But, they fail to realize that these children are the ones that grow up to fill our prison system. Why, because the parents and the teachers are not doing their job.

        My son is being home schooled, he won’t be able to attend college until he turns 16, which is in August. I raised my son properly, he was never a problem. He was never kicked out of school. He has been out of the school system since 2006. He is reading and working from college books, so no he wasn’t the problem.

    • VELMA HENDERSON

      June 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

      AMEN

  34. Mustafa Ahmad

    June 5, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Let’s build our children up to the point they can’t be broken (or even adversely affected) by this kinda foolishness.

    http://ujimaynia.blogspot.com/2012/03/broken-rose-giving-bloom-through-cracks.html

    • Catlover

      June 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      This is very true. The answer is to ‘know yourself’. Know your history, Black people. Learn white people’s history too, (the truth, not what they forge and put their image on) and that will take care of all of it! Learn to love yourself, which is easy to do once you learn who you are, Black people. Then you will embrace your features and characteristics, like wooly hair, and not worry about what some jealous, white person thinks. Who cares what they think! When you realize you are equal, if not better, then you will know your opinions carry as much weight as theirs. Once you learn your history, then you know that their opinions mean nothing. Learn your history and teach your children so the comments of a yurugu won’t be able to touch their self-esteem.

  35. kendra beiting

    June 5, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Poor BigWill and Salesnegtupues. I bet they both have small penises, especially BigWill. That’s why they are so angry. They know that the sisters or mothers that they are screwing want that big beautiful black penis not that little pink one. Poor, Poor, Poor things. I will pray for you. “NICE TRUCK SORRY ABOUT YOUR PENIS”.

  36. RITA W

    June 5, 2012 at 4:19 am

    this teacher evidently goes home and talks about the Black American students at her school. this did not just pop into her mind. It is sad our children have to be subject to this racism.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

      News flash we talk about problem kids in the lunch room, so we will know who to watch out for and which are my good kids who want to learn vs the bad ones.

  37. Mila

    June 5, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Both the teacher and principal would’ve caught the ass whoopin’ of their lifetime on the street. Let them report that to the news! This story just disgust me adults making such bad decisions and remarks about a child.

  38. Tony_J

    June 5, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Maybe the girl needed to sit her nappy self down. Look if the teacher told her to sit her nappy self down, she was probably being disruptive. The teacher is teaching in a charter school that is 92% black, isn’t it more likely that she is not racist and her choice of words was not the best? We really need to stop being so hypersensitive.
    She probably needed to sit her nappy behind down.
    If this were a black teacher, this wouldn’t even be a story.

    • kay

      June 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

      You got that right. Out of all the kids in the classroom why her what was she doing?

    • Levy02

      June 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Oh Tony – you seem very misguided yourself and judgmental, I volunteer at my sons school in NYC which is racially diversed but with all white teachers (1 black) who cannot make a connection with minority kids because they are from 2 sides of the fence. How can a teacher be sensitive to what they don’t understand? Instead they get very angry at the disruptive kids, usually minority and likely the ones with behavioral and emotional probems; living in a shelter, hungry, victims of abuse physical and verbal etc. we have no idea why this kid was standing, we dont know if there is a history between the kid and teacher, we don’t know if the kid is a good kid or a bad kid, and if bad, we don’t know what this kid is exposed to or how this kid is treated at home, we don’t know so stop judging! Let’s not always take the media at face value.

      We attend an incredible and well performing public city in a fantastic neighborhood, the school is a rainbow of class levels, income levels, cultures, race and nationalities. I assure you that if our 1 black teacher made any derogatory comments or any comment with the intent to demeanor a white kid, the response would be the same, these people fight for their kids like you won’t believe and are very sensitive when it comes to their white children – what drives me crazy is that most black parents aren’t doing the same, although when we do, it is assumed we are being angry and ghetto.

      My kid, 5yr old, handsome, “nappy headed” boy is top of his class, well mannered, well behaved, highest scores and I still have to fight for him to get everything he should have and deserves, he doesnt even know how many battles mommy fights and wins for him – and I do it by outsmarting them!

      Finally, who do you think came up with the word nappy headed? It was never intended to be be a compliment was it? My hair might be this but I love my tightly curled hair…that can alo be straighten with a blow dryer!

      • legalblkchisis

        June 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        Levy02 I’m right here with you My sista!! I’m in IL suburb not diverse AT ALL! I constantly have to fight for my STRAIGHT A, honor students in accelerated program African American children!! You know because most folk have the same idiotic ideology of that clown Tony!!! You know “Black kids have bad parents, don’t like to read, lazy” There can’t possibly be African American children excelling far beyond the others!!! Yes we fight and WE WILL CONTINUE until teachers and principals like this (and some on this post) ARE DISMISSED!!!Keep up the good work!!!

  39. jimi P

    June 5, 2012 at 5:10 am

    The teacher and the principal need to be reprimanded for their behavior. So much for exellence. When bad things happen to ” bad children” it only clouds their judgement more. This is what is wrong with this society and the mindless thinking of our powers to be. Ms. Giselle would not be a principal for any of my children with that remark. That should be enough to get fired. Every one told my brother he was bad and it took him 50 yrs. to realize he wasn’t bad at all- just misdirected and misguided. He has his own rigging business in Arizona. I still have to let him know it is o.k. to let go of the past. It was his life he put on hold and he doesn’t owe anyone a thing but himself and his family. His path was in and out of prison until he was 55 years old. It started as a child though. I hope Ms. Kelley and Ms. is reprimanded for their behavior. Blind leading the blind.

  40. Don

    June 5, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Someone mentioned if things were reversed and a black teacher told a white student to sit their stringy hair behind down in a school 92% white there would be hell to pay for that teacher. So the people who make comments saying stop being hypersensitive how dare u. This is the USA ok lets get real.

    • Tony_J

      June 5, 2012 at 5:37 am

      Don it wouldn’t even be news if the ethnicities were reversed. I say stop being hypersensitive because there is truly no need to be worked up over this. A child that should have been seated was told to sit her nappy self down. Poor choice of words yes, an action deserving this much attention no.

      Too much time gets wasted on this kind of crap.

      In your opinion what should happen? The teacher should lose her job?

      • kay

        June 5, 2012 at 8:42 am

        No, first time warning not fire the teacher……a principal should stand by her teachers until proven wrong. Let folk teach or come volunteer to help.

  41. Blossom

    June 5, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I viewed the news story on another website and I have to say that I believe the teacher is a racist. The teacher’s and the pricipal’s actions were definitely wrong. And the way the pricipal dealt with the situation was completely out of line, including how she expelled the child because the pricipal was scolded. I

    My people, thanks for standing up for the girl and for all of your comments. Her parents are NOT ghetto parents, I doubt the maother was acting the wrong way when she went to the school; in fact I now that many of us would have been hot knowing that our child had experienced what I now believe was verbal abuse by the teacher. and I really doubt the girl was a bad girl in school like it was alleged. I believe that you all were right.

    • Blossom

      June 5, 2012 at 6:42 am

      principal

  42. James clark

    June 5, 2012 at 6:43 am

    This is merely a Major lack of respect that this teacher has for Black people.It has little to do with the young lady.She just happend to be there.This woman do not like or respect Black people.The principal sounds like a self hating Blackman.These white people must be put in their place and told in no uncertain words,that the disrespect of any Black children with not be accepted.That includes all children,particuarly,black children,because they already suffer from low self estem as a result of the whiteman-This Shit must stop,it pisses me off.Iam sick and tire of being sick and tire of Black people being disrespected. James Clark

  43. Dee

    June 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I agree with article,I also found it offendsive when steve wonder made a buttload of money when he sang “lookin back on when I was a nappy headed little boy”. Just like it is perfectly fine for blacks to say “nigga” or actually “nigger” but if a white person utters those words it is “ok” to attack them physically or any other way! Because in America we have freedom of speech and political correctness we like to suck up too! I mean all things being “EQUAL” right!! Oh sorry for pointing out what a bunch of hypocrites the negro iz(the correct term)there is no race that is named after 2 continents…negroid,caucazoid,mongoloid,and if you ever traveled to any other country where they aren’t consumed by political correctness yet you would know that! Yo my bros in Detroit go north to Windsor and listen to the news and report back how many times you heard african-Canadian. ha or maybe a afican-haitian or a african-african in the Congo! Those places aren’t obsessed with suck’in black ass for fear of being called racist. I’m old enough to have went through call me colored,black,negro,afro or the popular A-American. A month ago I witnessed a robbery and was asked to give a statement,I was then asked to sign said statement. I of course refused until he changed the wording from A-American to what I stated! That wuz a pissed off brother. I mean a person of color law enforcement officer.

  44. Enoch Mubarak

    June 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The little girl was humiliated for the same and exact reason they choose the white doll over the black doll.

    By right with self esteem, self worth and black pride taught to her by black America she would have been proud to be called “Nappy head” therefore it is not the teachers fault….

    …it is something we are not doing right.

    • legalblkchisis

      June 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Enoch YES YES YES!!! I love it!! I am Nappy and HAPPY!! But she’s a little girl we have to start teaching our girls to love themselves and their natural beauty!!

  45. mike j

    June 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Come on folks everyone on here knows good @ well how the majority of these kids make you wanna call em much more than hard head! I happen to know Ms Persleys Nappy, Hard headed butt & some of the names she calls other kids are far worse! Half of you on this blog got hard head, nappy head kids that get on y’all nerves & even the “professionals” on here get those days when another “professional” picks the hair on your neck so bad it make you if even for a moment leave your otherwise normal professional place of character so folk as in the words of the son of God! STOP JUDGING.

    • legalblkchisis

      June 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      To excuse foolery in the name of foolery can only come from A FOOL!!!

  46. Carol

    June 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    In the words of Steve Tyler, WALK THIS WAY!!!! WALK ON OUT THE DOOR OF THE SCHOOL NOW. KEEP GOING AND NEVER LOOK BACK. NEVER TEACH AGAIN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.I am a retired school teacher of 36 years. Retired 3 yrs. ago. MOVE ON!!!!

  47. Kim

    June 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Both teacher and principal would be seeking new careers and struggling until they find one in the far off future. Thank God it wasn’t my child. Thank GOD!!!!!

  48. Asar Nebankh

    June 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Perhaps that caucasian teacher should be told to sit her dog like hair down. What with all of these white female teachers sexing their underage male students and insulting Black children. It is like Black parents sacrificing their children to the devil. The black principal is unprincipled and is a front for the devil. If a teacher find it so hard teaching then they should get another job if they can.

  49. Kre8tiveSoul

    June 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    TALK….TALK….TALK!!! ALL WE DO IS TALK!!! We know that situations like this have been in exsistence since our ancestors were forced to come over here and we still are just TALKING!!! Why do we keep looking for the Euros to stop degrading and demeaning our race and character when that is what we were brought over for? Why do we keep looking to the Euros to elevate and “like” us as a people when we do not like ourselves? Why do we keep looking to Euros for everything that Euros hold dear;ie..money…power and fame? In order to be a “superior race” you must first inferior all the other races of people. Have you ever wondered how our ancestors in Africa continue to practice their culture and traditions despite the Euros being there? Lets stop looking to the Euros for the answers…its time to go to the place where our true roots and foundation exsists….TIME 2 GO BACK TO AFRICA FOR REAL!!…But no one wants to really do that…we want the Euros way of life…we want the Euros to think for us and tell us what OUR PROBLEM IS and SOLVE it for us. Marcus Garvey was correct…we should have made the Euros put us back on the boats and returned back from whence we came. Every other race is connected to their homeland but there is a very good reason why Euros didnt send us back. There is a reason that they taught us to demean and ridicule our homeland so that we never would want to go there and stay. The key is first knowing who you really are and we will not ever see a change until we go back and rebuild our foundation. Euros dont have the power to stop us from leaving yet we stay…we stay and continue to do what the Euros intended for us to do…TALK!!!

    • Levy02

      June 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Well said kre8tivesoul! I agree. This is not an antagonistic question, but since talking on blogs like this is how we connect and express ourselves, what else do you suggest we do? What is the answer? How do we solve it? Do you have plans yourself to return to Africa?

    • onesilverbac

      June 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      I’m from Ohio, I have not a single reason to go to Africa other than a 2 week vacation.

    • Catlover

      June 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Kre8tiveSoul – I hear what you are saying but to a point. There are Black people out there who are working to make our children’s education better. We don’t look to Europeans for anything. There are school systems that are getting the truth of Black History (starting from ancient times) into the curriculum. I just visited a Black school this past weekend that is headed by a Black man with a Black staff who teaches Black children the truth about Black history. There are lots of Black people out there who have businesses and who don’t look to Euros for anything. They are independent and are doing things to uplift Black people. Maybe you are not aware of them, but they are there. As far as going back to Africa, we certainly can if we want to. I take another approach to this issue. Knowing my history, I know that Black people are original to all continents on the planet. Even Europe. Research the Grimaldi’s and the Africans who built the ancient ruins in Europe. They were also the original peoples in the Americas. Check out “They Came Before Columbus” and “The First Americans were Africans”. Do your research. White people aren’t original to anywhere, so they are in no position to tell anyone to ‘go back’ anywhere. Black people are original to everywhere. Also, recently in the news, there was a story that the births of so-called minority babies outnumbered the births of white babies. In about 30 years, they say white people in the US will be the minority in comparison to peoples of color. That is a game changer, for sure. If we keep pushing the truth of our history to our children (and to adults) and the racial make up the US changes, we may be in for a better future here. If you go to Africa, remember all of the whites over there who want to steal the African’s resources and enrich themselves from it. They call themselves “African” or sometimes the ‘real’ African. They are colonizers in Africa just like they are colonizers here. Same people…different location. Whatever you do, blessings to you.

  50. LaFaith

    June 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Bad Behavior is everywhere in our world now days. No matter what profession you are in, have some RESPECT. There are three sides to ever told story, but in this one everyone should have been accountable for their actions. We all say and do things we don’t mean at times, but this teacher words said to this child should be address and she should be made as an example to the rest of the teacher’s. Watch your mouth of how you teach our children.

  51. legalblkchisis

    June 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This story is saddening on so many different levels. The teacher, the principal but even more saddening are the despicable post from “teachers” on here! I am not a teacher nor did I ever want to BE! It takes special people to be teachers and sadly some just do it for a paycheck!! I am a natural who has been called nappy head and all sorts of things but it doesn’t bother me BECAUSE I am an ADULT who loves her natural texture versus perms and weaves! Perhaps if we teach our youths to love themselves and the greatness they were born with ‘NAPPY” wouldn’t seem so BAD!! None the less this teachers comments were highly unprofessional and inappropriate!! It doesn’t matter what transpired prior to the comment! Teachers are held a higher standards. The teacher displayed childlike foolery in calling this child “Nappy”!! The principal I won’t even waste another word on!!

  52. Bernice

    June 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Doesn’t say what the girl was doing to be asked to sit down. BUT both the teacher and principal should have sensitivity training or be suspended. What does this teach the children about how they can talk to kids? Tactless, thoughtless, hurtful!

  53. Richard H Jennings

    June 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I have found that this pratice is normal and acceptable in eductional instutions headed by african american administrators. Rather than correct the teacher or professor inquestion they shift the blame back on the student and behavior. I teach two things the first word in education is “EDUC” is latin for to “take from” or what do we get from the experience is it academic knowledge or life skill(emotional)knowledge…this is an example of both. My students (Africian American) are taught by our parents and community to act or react to how they are treated in the learning process. lession: “you do not have to respect anyone who does not respect you” Although there many white female teachers who are excellent teachers, because they represent the majority of all teachers in our national educational system they also represent the most incompotent of teachers. They teach by “WHITE GIRL RULES” or whatever they feel is correct in their classroom IS.
    Both the principle and the teacher should be counciled on cultural and diversity changes in our society and what is culturally correct…we all know the times have changed. I am 62yrs old and 60 years agoit was incorrect to call any SISTER GIRL (Black Female any age) Nappy Head unless you expected a fight.(or did it change) did the principle grow up out side of our culture, did no one ever call her NAPPY HEAD? I don’t know how you could forget just how it made you feel at that time and place… the White teacher obviously does not partisipate in the womens and girls inititave programs that uplifts women and girls of all cultural backgrowns in self esteem issues and awarness support….I donot care how bad a student seems to be, teaching is a only a JOB. it only becomes a profession when professionals rise above the task to create a win- win solution in our society….We are all responsible for what we do and teach our children.

    • Alvin

      June 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

      Thank you so much for your wisdom rich comments. I do pray that you pass this wisdom on in a more tangible sense.

  54. Louise ivylou

    June 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    i think an experience teacher that takes there job to heart,and what i mean is someone that has a true passion for kids no matter how they dress and what they r taught at home r willing 2 make a change in our kids life would have taken that child out of the class room out in the hall somewhere to speak with that child and disipline them and not in front of there classmate, and explain to that child,we have so many teachers now that r so young & some don’t have a clue about how to handle a child cause some don’t have any new teachers need more in the field training before obtaining a degree

  55. onesilverbac

    June 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Now that we have gotten this off of our collective chest. Who will at the start of the new school year drop by a school, get permission to sit in on a class and see what really happens in a classroom?

    You know what would be great? To place a mini cam in a room unknown to the teacher or students for a week then evaluate what actually happens.

    Just a thought.

    • Alvin

      June 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Wonderful idea. Are you going to implement that. I’m a preacher and often I interject in conversations at doctor’s offices, at work, etc.; that we can not nay say and observe the negatives of Black life experience and not commit to some action. Some professionals on here have served us in profound ways. Yet we put little emphasis on a balanced reality of our awesome ability to daily overcome negativity. To rectify our propensity to negativity I interject we must take action and be overwhelmed with purpose to be responsible to intently pass some wisdom to the next generation in a tangible form. Even if it is as small as a booklet you yourself write to the next generation. We allow ourselves to whip ourselves down as if our perdicament is hopeless. The majority of individuals cited little indication of an unbendable determination to do your part to lift our people up.

  56. carol

    June 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    This is not news to me this is how the teachers really feel towards their students. I know first hand how teachers are. I know that children sometimes act out, but if you cannot deal with a child, please let the principal and or the parents know.

  57. Kenneth Browning

    June 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

    First is the…Why? Respect starts at home, in particular the respect for people in authority,please do not miscontrue this. The teacher is wrong for saying these hurtful remarks and to do so in the presence of the entire classs is inexcuseable…period. Now should she be fired??? A resounding no to this question even if it were my child. Why not? Because at times we all are guilty for a lack of well thought out judgement at times and do or say things in frustration or lack of total control when most needed. Now the real question is what were her actions (the childs) which led to the remarks.Just because you are a smart teen does not give you the right to disrespect your teacher in her office (classroom) in front of the entire class which will lead to the teacher not retaining the attention (respect)of her students and that in and of itself will be far worse because we are not speaking of only one out of control student, but now it may blossom into several. Food for thought just look at the mothers actions afterwards in front of “ADULTS” feel me on this…

  58. KYMAR

    June 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

    WELL YOU KNOW I’M GONNA BE THE FIRST TO SAY IT…SHE (THE PRINCIPAL) WANTS ACCEPTANCE FROM HER MASTER ….THIS SAME KIND OF “BUT KISSIN”, “SHUFFLIN” “YESSA MASSA”…UNCLE TOM BEHAVIOR THAT HAS KEPT US DOWN FOR YEARS….SHE AND THE TEACHER SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED, WITHOUT QUESTION…

  59. Frank TALKER

    June 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Teacher and Principal should be fired!

  60. LM

    June 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Why is the child’s picture posted and not the teacher who used the degrading term? Something is wrong with this picture.

  61. Sistah P

    June 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    How will this little girl recover from being taunted, degraded, and verbally assaulted by these racially-charged gender nuanced words? What recovery systems, counseling, or other institutional support has been put in place to help this little girl? If, indeed, she has behavior issues, then these issues must be addressed. And, certainly, counseling and other avenues of recovery are extremely important, and as soon as possible.
    Teachers are human beings, who get frustrated like anyone else. However, there is an expectation that teachers–especially at K-12 level–should be culturally sensitive, and aware enough to know that the use of the term “nappy-headed” to scold or otherwise “discipline” a little black girl is racist, and moreover, can do irreparable damage to a young black girl’s psyche. Award-winning books like those written by Carolivia Herron (__Nappy Hair) and bell hooks (__Happy to Be Nappy__) discuss the more positive embracing of meaning of “nappy hair” (textured, curly, hair of the type that many black people have). And, the occasional use “nappy-headed” sometimes by a parent, relative, or care-giver (typically of African descent) can be used as an endearing term–not often, but occasionally. However, for the most part the use of “nappy-headed” in this context (one in which a white teacher scolds a little black girl for being unruly) is a pejorative, not unlike the other “n” word. A teacher, white or black, should avoid the use of such terms, and especially in front of other students–it gives other children permission to bully and tease through the use of the term “nappy-headed.”
    As a happy to be “nappy-headed” black woman, I am hurt and insulted by the way in which this little girl was spoken treated, and truly hope a) the teacher will apologize for the language she used in verbally disciplining this child, b) the principal will ensure that all teachers, black or white, are trained in appropriate use of language toward children, c) most importantly that this little girl will get the necessary counseling and other tools she needs to recover and heal and grow into a healthy young woman some day.

    Respectfully

  62. flora

    June 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    OUR CHILDREN HAVE ENOUGH TO FACE AND DEAL WITH IN THIS WORLD, WITHOUT A GROWN UP CALL THEM OUT OF THEIR NAMES. THE PRINCIPAL AND TEACHER NEEDED SOME TYPE OF DISCIPLINING NOT THE CHILD. THE TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL SUPPOSE TO BE ADULT IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM NOT ACT LIKE THE CHILDREN. I FEEL THAT THAT THE TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL NEEDED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF MENTAL COUNSELING. NOW, FOR THE MOTHER OF THAT CHILD, SHE NEEDED TO SIT AND HAVE A LONG TALK AND MAKE THE CHILD UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE WILL SAY UGLY THINGS TO YOU AND ABOUT YOU. THAT IS BECAUSE THEY OR UGLY ON THE INSIDE AND IT DO COME OUT OF THEIR MOUTH.

  63. Randee Head

    June 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I am going to ask a stupid question. Is “nappy hair” considered an insult in itself? Would anyone have been as upset if the teacher had told another child to “Take your brown curls back to your seat?” I am not trying to be funny. I really don’t know. I take it nappy hair is untreated hair. There are a lot of people, including women, who wear their hair without treating it chemically. I am a licensed cosmetologist, so I know how destructive those chemicals are, and I hate to see people use them.

    Thank you so much for the answer. I’d really appreciate it if a black person can answer.

    RLH

    • Alvin

      June 10, 2012 at 2:03 am

      Randee, I’ll try. What you don’t understand is the expression “nappy hair” is a negative expression born of the pychological conditioning doing slavery to make the African person believe he/she is inherently inferior in every way that differs with his/her european counterpart. So in that context it is as offensive as calling someone of African descendance a “monkey” or a “nigger”.

      • Randee Head

        June 10, 2012 at 5:33 am

        Thank you. This world just makes me tired. I don’t understand why people are so mean.

    • Jimmy

      June 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      This speaks to the mis-education of black America. Nappy hair is good, It is not unkept hair. When God looked upon his creation he said it is good. So if it is good with him then it should be good with us.

  64. bobby g

    June 10, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Maybe most of the black adults in that school and parents of the childen are retarded. That insult was aimed at their ethnicity as well

  65. mims

    June 12, 2012 at 6:13 am

    OMG! This could not be my child! A funky, nasty whoe-ish white piece of trash saying this to her! I might would have forgotten where I was and just straight out beat her azz on the spot!! And the principle too, esp being a black male..?! That’s the problem, black men kissing these white folks azzezz! If the white b*tches don’t like black then why they chasing up behind our men, & the stupid negroes being ignorant for them? Bigwill, I ain’t trying to swallow NOTHING the white man putting out, so stop dreaming! Arturo, u sound like a dumbazz wetback, so both of you ppl are jealous of a real black man. Time to wise up to this dumb sh*t. That teacher & principle’s azzezz would be pretty sore by now, and re-thinking their dumbazz actions.

  66. Jimmy

    June 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    The problem go’s deeper than surface opinions. The problem is that we been so brainwash that we think there is something wrong or offensive about having nappy hair. God created us according to the pattern in his mind and when he looked upon his creation he said it is good. I started balding at a early age because of the harsh chemicals I used to straighten my hair. Not understanding the problem wasn’t what I saw in the mirror but what was concealed in my mine. Today I would love to have my nappy hair back…

  67. reva

    June 14, 2012 at 2:20 am

    ITS TIME TO CUT ALL THE TALK AN LISTEN TO WHAT IS BEING SAID AND WHAT THIS YOUNG CHILD AND ALL THE CHILDERN HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS KIND OF REMARKS,
    I THINK THIS CHILD HAVE BEEN CALLED THIS NAME BEFORE BY HER PARENT BECAUSE FROM HER RESPONDS SHE KNEW WHAT IT MEANT. WHEN A PARENT IS READY TO FIGHT WITH THE TEACHER YOU KNOW RIGHT AWAY THIS IS NOT A GOOD PARENT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    A CALM COOL AND COLLECTED PARENT WOULD HAVE HANDLED THIS IN A MANNER TEACHING THEIR CHILD HOW TO HANDLE A BAD SISUTATION IN THE FUTURE THAT COULD COST MUCH MORE THAN JUST CURSING AND FIRING THE TEACHER , HAVE YOU NOTICED THE PRISON LATELY? THE LOUD MOUTHS ARE THERE

    ALL CHILDERN SHOULD BE REMIND EACH DAY TO BE RESPECTFUL NO MATTER WHAT THE SISTUATION IS. IN TODAY SOCIETY A YOUNG CHILD BLACK OR WHITE DONT KNOW WHAT NAPPY HEAD MEAN . THAT WAS USED BACK IN THE 40S 5OS ECT.

    IT SOUND AS IF THIS SCHOOL MAY SAY A FEW UGLY WORD IN ALL THERE FUSTRATION TO SOUND OUT LIKE THIS. THE WORD TEACH MEAN JUST THAT TEACH.
    CHILDERN ACT OUT WHAT EVER THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT AND IF THE PARENT AND TEACHER IS NOT ON THE SAME SHEET OF MUSIC THE CHILD IS LOST.

    WHERE IS BILL COSBY? BLACK NEED TO GET IT AND STOP ALL THE ACTING AND JUST BE THE REAL PERSON YOU ARE.

  68. UnoIm Right

    June 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I am truly saddened by the continual onslaught on the African-American child,especially the male-child. The Awesome Structures,(PRISONS) that are being built to house minorities is moving forward with great momemtum. They will represent big business at its best. We as a people must come together and realize the POWER that we have if we UNITE and move surely and swiftly towards using our strength and collective monies to make a declaration of our solidarity in all areas of endeavor. This child should not have experienced those words from a caucasion female, male or anyone outside of her inner circle. “Nappy Headed” is a familial endearment that should not be used by caucasion persons. With that said, Neither is it a name that an African-American teacher should have used to express frustration or anger with the child. I choose not to imagine the fall-out,if an African-American teacher had stated to a white child, “Sit your nasty,dog-smelling, stringy hair self down”. The usual “Double Standard” would stoicly be in place, to ensure that the Caucasian child was made to feel her innate goodness,beauty,and status quo. I agree that the teacher should be terminated and since the Principal sanctioned this derogotory remark, he should be terminated also.

  69. larry welch

    June 23, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I hope we are, all, aware that some folks reach a point where they lose all concepts that have to do with pride, in who they are, and who anybody is, if they’re not being fed by that person’s hand. The logic of this Principal’s reaction indicates that, as far as she’s concerned, the teacher could have called this young girl a G.D.M.F’R.. In fact, the Principle should have felt she, herself, had been call That, if not something equal to that. Well, that’s bad but bad would be what a bad person gets. How would it look if all the teachers and their administrative staffs were calling the kids G.D.M.F’ERS, EVERY TIME THEY FELT IT WAS APPROPRIATE. Most mature adults, especially well educated professionals, realize that when you tell a young girl to: “set your nappy head down” and your white while saying it, you might as well have said: “Hey you G.D.M.F’ER.” I might would expect something like this from a couple of those tea partiers. Don’t act like you don’t know who I’m talking about. and maybe a Justice here or there. Shame of you Principal for crossing that line. I’m sure you wouldn’t have done it if you had no title.

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