Skip to comments.Talk With Your Students About Trayvon Martin
Posted on 04/09/2012 9:32:21 AM PDT by Sopater
Teachers, stop what you are doing and take some time to talk with your students about the Trayvon Martin case. We know you have a lot of content to cover. Accountability pressures lurk in the back of your mind. But this is a moment when you need to make time to discuss an issue with your students that is important to them and to our society.
The Martin case easily connects to history, literature, civics, and government curricula. For example, compare and contrast the case with the events of To Kill A Mockingbird, or the murder of Emmett Till. But even if there is no clear curricular connection, isnt there room in a year or semester-long curriculum to spend at least 30 minutes talking with students about events that are being hotly discussed outside the school?
Yes, the Trayvon Martin case is controversial. Discussing the fatal shooting of this 17-year-old African-American youth in Sanford, Fla., could bring up emotions and conflicts that are not easily resolved. And many of the facts of the case are indeed still uncertain. We have heard of teachers avoiding the topic because it is too contentious.
As a matter of fact, wasn’t “To Kill A Mockingbird,” the story of a man being falsely accused of murder on the basis of racism? Maybe the teachers can find a useful lesson here.
Yes, class, let’s speak about media malpractice and outright lying and doctoring audio, video, the description of the attacker and using old photos of the “victim”.
Ask you law class to explain how many zeros are in a “billion dollar settlement” paid to the Zimmerman family and how there is no individual at NBC who was fired, merely a concerted effort, like all MSM journalism, to create a narrative of white-on-black crime, when we know it’s false and actually, just the opposite.
Hello class, can you spell “B I L L I O N ?”
This is really funny. "Accountability pressures"? That is, concern about doing the job that you are paid to do? This is in the back of your mind? Lurking?
Most professionals keep the purpose of their job (as defined by the people who hire them) front and center at all times.
“As a matter of fact, wasnt To Kill A Mockingbird, the story of a man being falsely accused of murder on the basis of racism?”
Back in my day, it was the students' jobs to distract the teachers from teaching, and the establishment/administration which encouraged them to teach math, science, English, whatever.
It was a game; if you could get the Chemistry teacher to talk about his "glory days" playing football at that same high school, or the History teacher who was also a coach distracted into talking about the game on Friday, or the English teacher persuaded to talk about whatever it was she was interested in besides the topic at hand, it was a "win" if it took more than five minutes of class time.
It sounds like they are taking all the fun out of it for today's students. What do they have to do, try to trick the teachers into actually teaching??
Let's make a teachable moment about several pertinant points:
The inalienable right to life includes self-defense...
Our 2nd Amendment rights-- including local firearms permits & CCW...
Stand-Your-ground / Castle Doctrine...
Morality play: "Crime Doesn't Pay"
... by explaining the finer points of the law:
Verbal intimidation or threats of bodily harm or death (without or without a weapon) constitute the crime of ASSAULT (in varying degrees of punitive severity)...
Actually touching, forcibly restraining, striking, beating, or using any implement as an offensive weapon against another person constitutes the crime of BATTERY (in varying degrees of punitive severity)
Taking someone else's personal property by force or threats/intimidation without the owner's permission constitutes the crime of THEFT
Forcibly entering the residence or property of another person without their permission, with criminal intent of theft of property or harm to residents/ occupants constitutes the crime of BREAKING AND ENTERING... and/or CRIMINAL TRESPASS
All of the above-listed crimes make the perpetrator SUBJECT TO LAWFUL ARREST, prosecution, and if found guilty--incarceration, fines and restitution.
In most circumstances--
Acting as perpetrator of the above crimes (in most circumstances) LAWFULLY EMPOWERS the "victim(s)" of the above-listed crimes ---
... to CONFRONT the perps -- and...
...To STOP THEM from committing the contemplated criminal acts--
...including the FORCEFUL DEFENSE of their life and limbs from grave harm to their own person and others also in danger by the same criminal act(s)
These act(s) of self-defense against an active perpetrator include the use of DEADLY FORCE!
It's time for recess....
George Zimmerman *was* checked for injuries and was found to have one or more that were consistent with the account he gave.And Travon Martin's reputation was,it would appear,far less pristine than Tom Robinson's almost certainly was.
There,boys and girls,is a bit of comparison and contrasting.
I am teaching about the 1700s in my World History class- I fail to see what this has to with it, therefore, I’m not going to touch it.
They are giving us a gift if they bring this up in every classroom, because if there is just one student in every classroom who knows the truth we can get the truth out to those who would otherwise never hear anything but what the MSM wants them to hear.
I posted on my blog a resource that can help us prepare our students to inform their teachers, classmates and (via the students) their classmates’ parents. Somebody has replaced a PDF I posted on my blog with a blank PDF so I don’t know how long this will stay up. I have to go to work (I’m already way behind) but if somebody could copy the PDF with formatting and post it here we could keep it from being censored from the web.
Here’s the link to the post which links to the PDF with the actual content about the Trayvon evidence, but the post also contains links which show that the NBPP and Yahweh ben Yahweh cults are the Sub-Saharan Supremacy ideology that Barack Obama forced onto public school teachers through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. And a link about the connection between the New Black Panther Party and another Muslim terrorist organization, Hezbollah.
IOW, Obama is directly tied to the training of black terrorists in this country, through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Important stuff.
And when attack by strangers shoot first.Never know if they will shoot you.
Moms, Dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles - talk with your children about the value of the right to self defense today! Also show them how the demonrats use race hate’s division for power and compare the mob calls for Zimmerman’s life to when the KKK ran the justice system in the South.
Yes students, it is not in your best interest to act like punks, and beat on people, especially armed people. Let this be a lesson. Leave people alone. Be polite, and avoid the trash culture of hip hop and leftest militants. It may save your life someday.
What they really meant by that sentence is:
But even if there is no clear curricular connection, isnt there room in a year or semester-long curriculum to spend at least 30 minutes talking with students about events that are being hotly discussed outside the school, as long as those events can be propagandized to support a left-wing extremist agenda?
“Last thing that I want for a 50/50 white/black class to do is start screaming at each other”
Which IS precisely what the NEA wants...
I should have stopped at “ falsely accused;” it’s been a long time since high school literature.
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