Skip to comments.Teachers in trouble after honoring O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul for Black History Month
Posted on 03/04/2010 6:01:35 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
LOS ANGELES - Three Los Angeles elementary school teachers accused of giving children portraits of O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul to carry in a Black History Month parade have been removed from their classrooms, a school district spokeswoman said Wednesday.
"The superintendent will not let anyone make a mockery out of Black History Month," she said.
The issue was brought to district officials' attention by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after the organization received a complaint early Monday, chapter President Leon Jenkins said.
Jenkins said he felt the teachers acted in concert to mock black heroes and children's innocence.
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Black history month is a mockery. How come Steele wasn't included? /s
Wait...aren’t oj, dennis and rupaul black?
The issue is????
What???? No Snoop Dog (or is it Dogg)????
The very nerve!!!!
If they were black teachers, this sucks.
If they were yellow or tan or even blue, this sucks.
OK, how about the Congressman William Jefferson, Mayor Marion Barry, and Congressman Charles Rangle?
I don’t know. I would rate all three of the first group ahead of Mandela, and RuPaul and Rodman ahead of any but Tubman.
Neither RuPaul nor Rodman ever killed anyone, at least that we know of, while Simpson only murdered two people, in contrast to the hundreds slaughtered by Mandela’s ANC terrorists and the millions endangered by Bambi’s reckless policies.
I can not imagine anyone sending a kid to Pubic (sic) school.
I can no longer imagine trying to raise a kid in the USA now.
I had only one, and she never went to a pubic school.
She is now 26.
Rangel is only 2/3 as great a scumbag as the other two. He served honorably in the Korean War and during the Civil Rights movement but hasn’t done anything honest in 45 years. Jefferson and Barry never did anything worthwhile in their lives.
Ignorant teachers, these teachers didn’t look at the calendar.
Every knows “Murder, Druggie and Transsexual Month” is April......duh
When is muslim history month coming?
Whats’s the big deal? This is what black America is producing!
And former mayor of DEE-troit Kwaume Kilpatrick?
What a shame Clarence Thomas, Ralph Bunche, Condoleeza Rice, Walter Williams etc rarely seem to be included in these lists of notable Americans. Same with the African American astronauts, who are better role models, IMO, than “heroes” like the one in the White House.
they must choose one for each day of the month.........28 is a big number........lucky for them it isnt a leap year
It’s a shame that the black spokesmen and those mentioned above are actually blocking the blacks thet are real Americans.
Those that back the constitution and have love of thier freedom are marginalized.
The sad part is that this won’t change until the black community changes and quit whinning.
Racist History Month is already a mockery - a perversion - of everything that MLK stood for.
All of our children had to do reports in reference to Black history month and what the Blacks have done for mankind over the years. Besides Peanut Butter and Blacks rights we really could not find too much more. I don't mean to be harsh, but I want to be honest...
...but, have no fear, the founding fathers, western civilization, Christianity, and traditional moral values are still fair targets.
Just like the man they lionize, MLK had some liberal views, but he was a lifelong Republican (only b/c at that time you couldn’t register in the Democratic party in many southern states if you were black)....
From the article:
“...all white men who teach first, second and fourth grades...”
That’s a pretty skunky thing to do, especially to little kids.
For the record - I think any race-related month is dumb. People say they want to be color-blind, and then when you close your eyes so as not to see color, they SCREAM at you and tell you what color they are.
Chris Rock made a “mockery” of Black History” month and these same people were rolling in the aisles.
Funny, but I missed Yugoslavian History Month, Tibetan History Month and Brazilian History Month. Was I sleeping?????? Just asking.
Sounds like a fair superintendent, I'm sure he'll enforce the same standard during White History Month, when school children throughout our country have parades to honor white Americans...What?! There is no White History Month!? School children don't honor white Americans with parades?!
No kidding. I wonder if they will ever have a German History month, since many Americans came from Germany. Same for Irish and other European countries.
"American Legacy The Magazine of African-American History & Culture".
Leafing through it there was one picture of white person.
"The gangster Dutch Schultz, photographed in 1934, bullied Razaf into writing one of best songs,"
I would love to be included in things African-American. But it is always accompanied by such bristling hostility towards me and my family that I just bypass it. Who needs dirt dumped on your head because of your race?
Having grown up in rural Wisconsin I had no idea what racism was until I went off to college (in 1969). At college I discovered that I was hated by some for the white color of my skin. It was an eye opener for a naive young Lutheran who just thought people were people.
It is called Black History Month, not Black Heroes Month. Simpson, Rodman and RuPaul are black, and well enough known to be considered recent historical characters.
A murderer and two flaming gays, these are fine role models, added to the list should be rappers and other assorted criminal types because these kind of people really are role models for blacks.
Harriet Tubman is a worthy role model, for either black or white kids. She was a woman of honor.
Obama, heck no. Nelson Mandela....his communist leanings would eliminate him, too.
O.J., Dennis Rodman, RuPaul? They must be kidding.
My daughter did her biography report on Condi Rice!
So...are these white male teachers gay? Putting Simpson aside...I see a trend with the other two. Cross dressers.
I’m just guessing these guys are not discussed in black history:
Good for her!
I’m surprised she wasn’t suspended for it.
You must not live in CA or NY.
Why do they call it “Black History Month?”
Shouldn’t it be “African American History Month?”
I’m just saying....
No...I don’t. But I do live in a Democratic minority run cesspool of racial disharmony...aka Memphis. My child is a white minority in her school. ;) The teachers (one black and one white) wouldn’t allow the students to write about the “same old Black History month characters” eg MLK, Jr. Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, etc. They wanted the students to write about individuals that don’t always get attention. I thought that was a great idea, personally.
Besides, he wasn't black at the end.
yes, it was a good idea.
There are many great black musicians who have made wonderful contributions to the music community through jazz and blues.
Rodman once averaged 18 rebounds a game. Thats an absurd number in this day and age especially for a 6’8 skinny guy. I admire him for that and think it a historic accomplishment.
I think the teachers that you are most likely to hear about are the ones with horrific or criminal judgement. The vast majority I came across while my kids were growing up were good people with solid judgement.
“Yet no one had a problem with Michael Jackson’s picture being in the parade? A homosexual pedophile is an acceptable role model? “
Only if he makes money and can sing.
Mayor Barry isn't one tenth as ludicrous as Ward 8 Councilman Barry.
Yes, after everything they still insist on reelecting that loon. It's a republican form of government at its finest; he's a perfect representative of his constituency.
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