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Teacher Suspended For Alleged Racial Remark ["We Don't Need Another Black President"]
CBSNews ^ | December 27, 2013

Posted on 12/27/2013 7:21:25 PM PST by Steelfish

December 27, 2013 Teacher Suspended For Alleged Racial Remark

When a black student in Fairfield, Ohio, said he wanted to be president, white teacher Gil Voigt allegedly said, "We don't need another black president," in an apparent reference to President Barack Obama. CBS NEWS

FAIRFIELD, Ohio - A southwest Ohio teacher who allegedly responded after a black high school freshman said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president has been disciplined.

The Fairfield board of education this week suspended teacher Gil Voigt without pay. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reported that board president Dan Murray said that the suspension is the first step in the termination process.

When a black student in the northern Cincinnati suburb earlier this month said he wanted to be president, the white teacher made an apparent reference to President Barack Obama, according to school officials, and allegedly said: "We don't need another black president."

Voigt, who has taught at Fairfield since 2000, reportedly told school officials he was misquoted. A telephone message left for him Friday wasn't immediately returned. He has 10 days after he is formally notified to appeal before the school board.

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1 posted on 12/27/2013 7:21:25 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
What a pity and ill advised of course.

There is a problem though. The President with all respect is not black.

2 posted on 12/27/2013 7:24:32 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Steelfish

Not one like Obastard, anyways.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 7:24:46 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Steelfish

We don’t need another MARXIST president. Would that be OK?


4 posted on 12/27/2013 7:25:30 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Steelfish

Obama has set blacks back by a half-century! There are many good and smart blacks in America, who are true patriots. However, with Obama presenting the image of a bumbling and incompetent President, unable to protect America’s interests around the world and unable to grow the economy - blacks will probably never see a black President, again, for over a century!


5 posted on 12/27/2013 7:26:47 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Steelfish

He says he was misquoted. I wouldn’t be surprised.

He get’s suspended without pay; but recently another teacher was suspended WITH pay after admitting having sex with a student—statutory rape.


6 posted on 12/27/2013 7:27:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish

We don’t need any more Muslim presidents, and next time we need to pick an American. One who doesn’t hide his past.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 7:28:12 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Steelfish

>>Voigt, who has taught at Fairfield since 2000, reportedly told school officials he was misquoted.

Interesting the paper won’t tell his side.


8 posted on 12/27/2013 7:29:47 PM PST by struggle
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To: Steelfish

We should only elect white men as president, preferably bald ones. Not because they are better, but they are the only people who can be criticized.


9 posted on 12/27/2013 7:30:11 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Peter Libra

10 posted on 12/27/2013 7:31:08 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Star Traveler

I don’t think President Obama was ever unable to protect America’s interests in the world. I believe he was unwilling to stand up for America’s best interests, because he felt America was too strong a nation, and had achieved that strength by ill obtained means.


11 posted on 12/27/2013 7:31:16 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done!s)
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To: AlexW

Just atating the obvious. 0 set back racial relations by at least 6 decades and caused and continues to wreak havok on the nation.


12 posted on 12/27/2013 7:31:37 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cicero
He get’s suspended without pay; but recently another teacher was suspended WITH pay after admitting having sex with a student—statutory rape.

Yea, well insulting Obama is FAR worse than raping some kid.

13 posted on 12/27/2013 7:34:12 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Steelfish

The irony, of course, is that Obama has been such an abject failure that it will be tough for another black candidate to win for quite some time, as the press will remind everyone who the previous black president was.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 7:34:39 PM PST by MNnice
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To: Steelfish

Saying what a lot of people are thinking no doubt.


15 posted on 12/27/2013 7:36:44 PM PST by funfan
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I like the “unable” version better, because it works a whole lot better with his supporters.

I mean, you can say, “You don’t think Obama was a traitor, do you ... intentionally trying to degrade America’s position and power and prestige in the world?”

The answer is, “Of course not!”

Then you can go down a pointed list of things that Obama has done in damaging the US and say, “Well ... then ... giving him the ‘benefit of the doubt’ - you would have to say he was the most incompetent President ever, completing lacking all understanding of his office!”


16 posted on 12/27/2013 7:38:32 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Steelfish
A foolish remark for sure.But,taken alone,it doesn't prove racism.
17 posted on 12/27/2013 7:39:10 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Steelfish

That is a racist remark. There should be some correction, and explanation why a correction... in the classroom.

People do tend to generalize. It is part of our survival instinct. If a bear bite you, you tend to not want any more bears in your life (even if the next bear is a very nice, loving, caring individual).

We have to use our intelligence to overcome this instinctive response wiring in our composition. A teacher should be held to have this intelligence.

A correction in the classroom is definitely in order.


18 posted on 12/27/2013 7:39:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Steelfish
I can think of worse candidates...much worse,in fact...than Condeleza Rice.
19 posted on 12/27/2013 7:40:43 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Star Traveler

“Obama has set blacks back by a half-century! “

Obama has set America back by a half-century!


20 posted on 12/27/2013 7:45:13 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Steelfish

He is right.

bo will never leave. We don’t need another one.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 7:50:05 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I beg to differ, FRiend.

“We don’t need another black president” is a racist statement.

Note: I don’t know whether he said it or not. Nor would I (personally) call him a racist. But the statement certainly is.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 7:50:32 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Steelfish

I really do not understand what the teacher thinks he has to gain by making such comments. Just think, he could have said “That’s nice, D’Shawn, very nice” and be up for teacher of the year.

People should think more before opening their mouths.


23 posted on 12/27/2013 7:51:59 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: usconservative
We've had two of them and both turned out to be liars of the worst sort.

"I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

"If you like your health care you can keep it."

25 posted on 12/27/2013 7:55:45 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Steelfish

Looks like he was misquoted or taken out of context.

Maybe this student was trying to get back at the teacher and set him up by making the statement about wanting to be president.

In any case, this student has ruined this teacher’s reputation and he will never work in the teaching field again.


26 posted on 12/27/2013 7:58:14 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Yes!!! At least SOMEONE on this thread gets it! ;-)


27 posted on 12/27/2013 8:01:56 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“I believe he was unwilling to stand up for America’s best interests, because he felt America was too strong a nation, and had achieved that strength by ill obtained means.”

What is the reason you believe that? I am not suggesting you’re incorrect in thinking this; just that my impression was always that he wants to knock down America soely becuase we are (or were) a powerful force in the world. Not because our gains were ill-gotten.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 8:02:23 PM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Steelfish; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping
FAIRFIELD, Ohio - A southwest Ohio teacher who allegedly responded after a black high school freshman said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn’t need another black president has been disciplined.


29 posted on 12/27/2013 8:08:38 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Steelfish

She should have said we don’t need another collectivist Prez.


30 posted on 12/27/2013 8:09:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Steelfish

What he should’ve said is we don’t need THIS black president.


31 posted on 12/27/2013 8:24:14 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Steelfish

Black or white, he should in all fairness be able to run again on another social security number.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:18 PM PST by golux
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To: MV=PY
Hmmm. I am rather wondering how much newsprint would be devoted to anyone uttering the words: "We don't need another white gardener."

Let's see jakson and shrapton make a "racial" issue out of that one then.

33 posted on 12/27/2013 8:31:09 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Star Traveler
Obama has set blacks back by a half-century!

Nope ... they did it to themselves. When 98% of blacks voted for Zero simply because of his skin pigmentation, they showed their true colors ... no pun intended. When most again voted for Obamao for the second term they showed who the true racists really are. Now most STILL support Obummer. To me that is the great political "knockout game" So consequently I have seen the light (as has a great many other Americans) I have NO respect for that demographic what so ever. I used to ... but no more.

35 posted on 12/27/2013 8:35:21 PM PST by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I don’t think President Obama was ever unable to protect America’s interests in the world.

I believe you misspelled "No Bloody Way Willing" in your statement there.

36 posted on 12/27/2013 8:36:20 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
...he felt America was too strong a nation

I am certain the ChiComs, Russia, Mexico, and the French would agree with you wholeheartedly.

Nipponese nationalists made that same mistake, at the beginning of WWII. America can NEVER be "too strong".

37 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:12 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Steelfish
"We don't need another black president,"

In a nutshell this comment is EXACTLY why the Congress and the Supreme Court are giving Barry leeway even though pretty much every American with common sense knows he's a COMPLETE failure whose policies invite disaster every single day. There is this feeling amongst the Washington elite that, "We can't let people know he's a failure! How would that LOOK for the first black president???" They don't treat him as they would any other president. They treat him as a symbol.

The hour grows late, though. They better at least symbolically impeach him. And soon.

38 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:31 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: MV=PY
How about: "We don't need another islamist/jihadist-supporting president". Or is that too racist as well then?
39 posted on 12/27/2013 8:45:19 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Steelfish

He should know how OH people feel about Obama.


40 posted on 12/27/2013 8:59:33 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: AlexW

>> We don’t need another MARXIST president. Would that be OK?

Hell yes!

Ideology is important. Race is meaningless. Gender is meaningless.

President Janice Rogers Brown would suit me just fine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janice_Rogers_Brown


41 posted on 12/27/2013 9:00:42 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Steelfish

Voigt, who has taught at Fairfield since 2000, reportedly told school officials he was misquoted.

I’m sure he was. Nobody is that stupid except maybe for the damn idiots who put this black-racist Marxist Muslim in power.

And NO, we DON’T need another President like THIS one in ANY COLOR, even if she is white with a face lift, blue eyes and a blonde dyed wig and has learned to shave her armpits.


42 posted on 12/27/2013 9:05:08 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: MV=PY
“We don’t need another black president” is a racist statement.

It is just as racist as saying that we need a black President.

43 posted on 12/27/2013 9:24:34 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Steelfish
I would literally crawl over broken glass to cast a vote for this black man to become president!

44 posted on 12/27/2013 9:25:45 PM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: Bobalu

Me2


45 posted on 12/27/2013 9:27:15 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Utilizer
"Hmmm. I am rather wondering how much newsprint would be devoted to anyone uttering the words: "We don't need another white gardener." Let's see jakson and shrapton make a "racial" issue out of that one then. "

I think the mainstream media is generally very biased and racist.

And I also think that's a racist statement.

46 posted on 12/27/2013 9:34:33 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Utilizer
"How about: "We don't need another islamist/jihadist-supporting president". Or is that too racist as well then?"

I'm not sure what "too racist" means. I believe it's a Boolean thing. Like "pregnant."

I don't know if islamist is a race. I don't think it is.

47 posted on 12/27/2013 9:36:56 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Hoodat
"It is just as racist as saying that we need a black President. "

Absolutely!

48 posted on 12/27/2013 9:37:49 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MV=PY
I don't know if islamist is a race. I don't think it is.

I am in agreement with you. However, I seem to recall that not so long ago (last year?) there was a group of about six or seven middle-eastern males who boarded a passenger aircraft and then proceeded to speak to each other quite loudly across the cabin of the craft and make suspicious demands such as seatbelt-extensions for themselves although not one of them was overweight in the slightest.

When the plane was diverted and the persons displaying such disturbing actions were removed they began making claims of "racism" and izlam-o-phobia, then hired lawyers to sue the airline(s) involved.

Apparently, this administration also considers it such.

49 posted on 12/27/2013 9:50:44 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer
...and then proceeded to speak to each other quite loudly...

Forgot to add: "in an apparently middle-eastern language" (arabic?) to that sentance.

50 posted on 12/27/2013 9:53:20 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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