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Teacher Resigns After Telling Black Students They Would Have Been Her 'Field Slaves'

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Teacher Resigns After Telling Black Students They Would Have Been Her 'Field Slaves'

A parent said the comment shined light on other racist incidents at the North Carolina charter school.

A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that they would have been her slaves if not for the Constitution, according to a parent who described additional racist comments from other students and the teacher.

Annastasia Ryan, the principal of Winterville Charter Academy, sent a memo to parents of eighth-graders on Sept. 24 acknowledging that there had been a “racially insensitive lesson” about the Constitution at the school and that the teacher responsible for it had resigned following an investigation, local television station WITN reported.

According to the station, the memo said that “culturally sensitive training for the teacher that resigned” would be provided, in addition to training for the school’s current and future staff.

The teacher, whom the school hasn’t identified by name, “had them raise their hand during a constitutional lesson and reminded them that if it wasn’t for the Constitution, they would be her slaves. Her field slaves,” said Kanisha Tillman, whose child was in the classroom, according to WITN.

She also described a separate incident her son relayed to her after another parent had texted to tell her about racism at the school.

“A white student had called a Black student a monkey,” Tillman told The Associated Press. “When the Black student educated him on that being racist and him not liking it and not to call him that and asked the teacher for support, the teacher turned around and said to him, ‘Oh, it’s OK. We’re all a little bit racist.’”

The Black student then called the white student a “cracker,” prompting the teacher to threaten the Black student with disciplinary action.

These accounts and others were reportedly posted in a Facebook group for parents at the school.

National Heritage Academies, the parent company that manages the school, said in a statement that it was working to address parents’ ongoing concerns.

“The school leadership team acted immediately upon learning about a racially insensitive lesson and student remarks, and is currently working to address ongoing concerns from parents that racially insensitive student remarks continue,” the statement said.

“While student and staff privacy rights prevent me from sharing specific details, what I can share is that we will not tolerate racism in our school community and will continue taking swift action that addresses these issues.”

Tillman told the AP she believed the school had been aware of the incidents earlier but “decided just to keep brushing it off.” She said the school had canceled a meeting with parents on Wednesday where they would have discussed the issue.

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 >:( 
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

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 ::) If yall don't start catching some of these MFers in the parking lot [out of the view of security cams], you better.

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^^^I was just thinking this JT.
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“A white student had called a Black student a monkey,” Tillman told The Associated Press. “When the Black student educated him on that being racist and him not liking it and not to call him that and asked the teacher for support, the teacher turned around and said to him, ‘Oh, it’s OK. We’re all a little bit racist.’”

The Black student then called the white student a “cracker,” prompting the teacher to threaten the Black student with disciplinary action.

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This is when I would have carried my arse up to that school, and in a decent, calm and intellectual manner, commence to light that Administrative office up like the 4th of July. I've had to do that for less as an advocate for my own child during her middle school years, and got immediate results.

But then again, this is a charter school in the "South-South" (real South), and not a public school situation in the DMV. Still, you gotta go TO these jokers and let them know that you aren't havin' it.
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