Skip to comments.Mount Olive teachers fired after calling students 'Negroes,' state commissioner says
Posted on 10/19/2013 12:36:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Two Mount Olive physical education teachers have lost their jobs and been stripped of their tenure following racial remarks the two made about African-American students last year, according to the state education commissioner.
Two Mount Olive teachers were brought up on administrative charges last year after they allegedly made derogatory racial comments about African-American students. File photo
Brigitte Geiger and Sharon Jones were brought up on six administrative charges by Larrie Reynolds, the superintendent, on March 23, 2012 for unbecoming conduct and other charges based on a conversation they had in the locker room on March 2, 2012 that was overheard by two students, according to the Office of Administrative Law records.
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Don’t tell the United NEGRO College Fund.
The United Negro College Fund was unavailable for comment.
‘Negroes”???? Does anyone use that terminology any more (particularly white folks)??? This sounds like two kids out to get teachers they didn’t like. And the response to it (IF true) is down right outrageous
Once again, somebody gets fired for telling the truth, and calling a species by it’s correct genus!
Since there are no more living slaves, except for that Democrat Socialist Congress-whatever Sheila Jackson Lee, there are no more “African-Americans”. They are either Americans, or not.
in terms of race the proper term is negroid....
and for the record the species is homo sapien
Yep, I expect this one is going to the court system. It will be interesting to see if their union stands up for them too.
You can get zotted from FR for using that word, trust me.
Samuel L. Jackson uses the word in his movies.
(warning: lots of bad language)
"..holly moley..that's my town"
"Well to tell the family secret, my grandmother was Dutch."
Even if you are a negro? Like me?
Good Blazing Saddles reference.
I posted a thread last month dealing with the aftermath of some official using the J-word.
And the mods pulled it. Seriously.
I have not heard someone say “jiga***” in like 50 years. WHO does that?
I thought it would be a humorous thread. Now we will never know.
I believe the latest societal ruling on the word in question is that only people who are in fact what that word connotes are permitted to use it.
I heard that when the first black astronaut lifted lifted off from Cape canaveral, ground crew celebrated by celebrating “the jig is up!”
I see what you did there! LOL!
I’m sorry...i just returned from a Russian wedding celebration.
I meant to say: “the ground crew shouted...”
Years ago when Mrs. MAExile when working for a home health care agency, she accidently used the word "Colored" when talking to a client of the African American persuasion (Her mother and grandmother used in constantly and consistently). As far as the client was concerned she may just as well of said "N**#$".
To be fair, she said the client was very difficult to the point of requesting a black nurse because she didn't want a white one in her house. Of all the people to offend...
Is a baby a neglit?
There was a funny comedy routine in the '60s of advisors trying to teach LBJ to say "Negro" instead of "nigra."
Very tricky. People of color is often OK, and sometimes not, but colored people is definitely not, except when used with the NAACP, when it is definitely OK.
Yeah, crackers can’t say that kind of stuff.
You have to search for it on their website, but there it is way down at the bottom in fine print
© 1999-Present, United Negro College Fund, Inc.
/Blazing Saddles redux
Are they black?
Now see, I would tell them that identify as an African America so it is OK for me to use that word.
I had a fraternity brother from South Africa and we had to make him quit saying it when referring to non-black darker people like Indians.
“Once again, somebody gets fired for telling the truth, and calling a species by its correct genus!”
I’ve just written a novel and a major character is a black man in a city and time when there are almost no blacks. The other characters react as they probably would given the circumstances. This is a major plot driver. My first reader was horrified as their reactions weren’t politically correct. I’m actually concerned now to see how the other reviewers react. It would be nearly impossible to rewrite either the reactions, which are critical to the plot, or to change the character to something more politically acceptable. (What would that be?)
Since there are no more living slaves
Plenty of slaves in Africa ... NEGRO slaves with Arab Muslim owners...
Simply using a word , a word that has a specific meaning , in conversation shouldn’t be a reason to fire anyone... In 10 years we’ll have boatloads of people fired for using the word “black” when someone gets upset and the “offended” party retrieves their old internet posts just because black people will have a new word du jur that they like to call themselves.. and the old word is now offensive..
I would have told the client to call the NAACP and see if they could locate one.
Another phrase from that time: "He's a credit to his race."
Wow. I can imagine.
Actually yes, and without prejudice! They are called the older folks that have grown up under a different set of (speech) rules. Happens every generation... Isn’t life great!
what in the world is wrong with the word “Negro”....??...its not slang....its based on a real word.....its historical....
“”Negro” instead of “nigra.””
My grandparents from Atlanta always referred to them as “nigras”. It was not derogatory.
I grew up in Memphis from the 40s. They were called “colored”.
Public signage used “colored”, and it was the term that my family used.
I've been here too long to believe the mods would do that to me.
I wonder what the National Association for the Advancement of COLORED People have to say about this.
I say, that niggardly!
That’s the way it was in NC as well.
I often correct the students I hear in the hallways of my school calling each other “nigger,” by saying, “Excuse me, you mean negro, don’t you?”
No one is black...we’re all various shades of brown...
yeah I understand. The language changes over the years are hard to keep up with. What offends one today will be okay tomorrow or grounds for lynching
I don’t understand
I happen to be part of that ‘older folks’ generation and I can not think of anyone save Walter Williams who consistently uses ‘Negro’.
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