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Middle School Teacher Suspended For Showing Video About White Actors Wearing Blackface
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Posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:26 PM PDT by TigerClaws

A middle school history teacher in small-town southeastern Michigan has been placed on paid administrative leave because he informed students that white entertainers used to paint their faces black to imitate black people and showed kids a video about it.

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Teaching about racism is now racist. Insanity.
1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:26 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

That is nothing!

The US has a Black Foreign Student partying on with Golf, 4-5 free vacations a year and his own fleet of Corporate Jets: Air Force One, Two and Three.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:30:13 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: TigerClaws

HEAVEN FORFEND!

3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:30:21 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Snookie had orange face.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:34:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:36:59 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TigerClaws
So now teaching history is verboten, unless it's the approved sanitized (liberal) version.

Welcome to 1930's Germany.

6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:12 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: TigerClaws

Good thing she didn’t show the movie clip “The Jazz Singer”


7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:39:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SkyDancer

Mammy!!!


8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:20 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Racist!!! (just kidding) BTW, isn’t a racist someone who drives cars in a competition like the Indy 500?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 9:09:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: TigerClaws

All sanity gets swept away. Reasoned judgments about dealing with issues of good and evil become extreme knee jerks. “Miz Teacher, we understand, but recommend that next time you ought to just show some photographs, and mention that more can be seen in private on the internet, because some folks are touchy about it” is infinitely wiser than “Off with her head.”

Incidentally blackface is used in the Netherlands in a popular version of the St. Nicholas Christmas sub-story, in a “jolly” spin on the tale that has nothing to do with black slavery.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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Incidentally blackface is used in the Netherlands in a popular version of the St. Nicholas Christmas sub-story, in a “jolly” spin on the tale that has nothing to do with black slavery.

This tradition is in big trouble. Look up ZWARTE PIET

11 posted on 06/01/2014 9:25:58 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: TigerClaws

This teacher should run for the school board by pleading his case. If a winner he should let the admin staff know he will make their careers a living hell and to get their nazi attitudes under control until he makes it tough enough that they quit. That school deserves much better.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 9:30:20 PM PDT by healy61
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To: dr_lew

Black Pete and his sidekicks. Kind of analogous to the Santa Claus elves, but they come along with him to help out in some versions of the tale.

Anyhow it was all considered good fun, a traditional morality story (incidentally, Black Pete isn’t evil) until recent immigrants were both offended and puzzled.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 9:30:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TigerClaws

My backyard. The teacher is beloved by students past and present. Ms. Provo seems to have an ax to grind. The way things are going she will be the one walking. People are NOT happy.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 9:50:22 PM PDT by madison10
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As of today Mr. Barron was reinstated.(via Monroe Evening News June 1, 2014)


15 posted on 06/01/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT by madison10
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That’s good news. Now you need to get rid of the administrators who made the idiot knee jerk decision to fire him.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 10:02:42 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: TigerClaws

Next week: Amos and Andy!


17 posted on 06/01/2014 11:29:19 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: FreedomPoster

Her name was Melissa Provo, Assistant Principal

Monroe Middle School
503 Washington Street Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 265-4000 Fax: (734) 265-4001
Provo, Melissa
Position: Assistant Principal
Asst Principal MMS
Email: provo@monroe.k12.mi.us
265-4000 Voice Mail: 4017


18 posted on 06/01/2014 11:33:07 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TigerClaws

Teachers near retirement don’t have much to fear from admin, so it can lead to some personality disputes. This just sounds like an AP with a vendetta.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 11:48:59 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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“A middle school history teacher in small-town southeastern Michigan has been placed on paid administrative leave because he informed students that white entertainers used to paint their faces black to imitate black people”

Good thing he didnt inform them that white people used to own black people. They would have him executed.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 4:12:11 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Black Pete and his sidekicks. Kind of analogous to the Santa Claus elves, but they come along with him to help out in some versions of the tale.

The version of this that I recall hearing (my grandparents were Swiss) had Black Pete as the counterbalance to Santa Claus. He was the guy who delivered lumps of coal to the bad children, so he was black due to coal dust, not African origin.

Much of the "light vs. dark" element of the story and tradition was not meant literally, but rather as a "reward vs. punishment" tale. I guess people are no longer smart enough to understand that, or it makes them uncomfortable enough that they'd use misplaced political correctness to kill it.

21 posted on 06/02/2014 5:18:02 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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You made a bad decision by disciplining the teacher teaching about blackface. You should make yourself familiar with Al Jolson, one if the greatest and most lived artists of his time.

Shame on your decision...and shame on you.

22 posted on 06/02/2014 5:22:04 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

you have to rewrite history to how it should have been don’tcha know...........


23 posted on 06/02/2014 6:19:32 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Charles Martel

And since this is really a “fairy tale” there isn’t any orthodox take on it. According to Wikipedia, in the Sinterklaas tale, St. Nicholas’ fabled travels down chimneys get him blackened with soot.

One of the demo Web programs on www.lollibomb.com shows a Sinterklaas Club Mixer with a “Coole Piet.”

They really must get into that thing, with half a dozen or so black Piets and no white St. Nicholas.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 7:01:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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