Bun’s in summer school getting caught up on some various credits.
One of her classes is history. She’s relating to me that her history teacher has some unique views on American history, recent and past.
We’ve had five black presidents, doncha know: Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Harding and Coolidge were all afro-American.
Value Judgments: White students are worth the least of any students in the public school system; while he was apparently vague on the overall hierarchy, he said that Ethiopian and Somali students are “worth more”, in terms of getting funding.
People are “disregarding their blackness” to “reap white benefits”: The teacher has cited the “one drop rule” – people with “even a drop” of black blood, so says the teacher, are black – and disregard their “blackness” only for the swag, apparently.
Minorities have no rights: He didn’t elaborate.
Katrinariffic: The teacher told the class that the government “may have blown up” the levees in the poor black neighborhoods of New Orleans. He also said that White New Orleans put police on the bridge between Black and White New Orleans to send black refugees back to their deaths, as white people sat on the levees and watched the black people die. He apparently did an impersonation, in a “white trash” voice; “Hey, Bill, grab me a brewski; that n***er is trying to swim”. Because, says the teacher, “Black people as a rule can’t swim”.
Obama Yoot: They’re doing a packet from Ebony Magazine; the first one is called “A Child’s View/A Young Man’s View/An Elder’s View” of Obama; it was their considered opinion that most people who didn’t vote for Obama were motivated by race. The class is also supposed to write whether they do or don’t agree with Obama. Bun say she’s feeling just a tad intimidated.
Obviously he’s a conservative, huh?
I’ll be doing a daily log.