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  • A white person should not teach minority children.

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  • A person of a minority race cannot teach white children.

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  • Race is not a factor on a person's competency to teach anything.

    41 58.57%
  • Making the race of a teacher an issue is in itself racist.

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Thread: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    So here we are. Who agrees that a white man cannot teach cultural studies? And can a black man teach Latino and SoutheastAsian studies if a white man cannot teach black studies? Or has the world gone absolutely nuts?

    Black community leaders in Fresno, Calif., are urging the Fresno Unified School District to re-evaluate the hiring of a white guy to
    teach three cultural studies courses at a brand-new middleschool that will overwhelmingly serve minority students.

    Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School — named after the city’s first blackprincipal — will open in a few short weeks. It’s the first middle school in the immediate, poverty-ridden vicinity since 1979.

    The protesters are unhappy because the school has chosen to hire Peter Beck, aperson with white skin, over other, unidentified candidates, The Fresno Bee reports.

    Beck will teach African-American studies, Latino studies and Southeast Asian studies. . . .

    . . .“We’re just saying what the community wants,” said Rev. Karen Crozier, oneof the activists. “We didn’t fight for a white male or female teacher to educate our babies.”

    Crozier, who appears to be a professor at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, also suggested that a white person cannot teach minority children in this instance because of racism. . . .

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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Wonder what would happen if white parents got into a tizzy over a black European history teacher.

    Yeah, the racism here seems fairly apparent, and it's not on the part of the school. I would urge these parents to listen to the words of one of their (rightfully) favorite historical figures, Dr. Martin Luther King, which if I recall, went something to the effect of not judging a person based on the color of their skin, but the content of their character.

    If white people are inherently unfit to be part of understanding other cultures by virtue of their skin color, then I don't understand how exactly we will ever reach a point of acceptance as a country. They have concluded that anyone born with skin lighter than coffee is simply intellectually incapable of that.

    Gee, where have I heard stuff like that before...

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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Race is not a factor on a person's competency to teach anything, pretty much says it all.

    She is accusing someone she doesn't even know of being racist while being racist towards him. Unbelievable.
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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It IS racist. Even by "institutionalized racism" arguments. Here you have black leaders who are in positions of authority demanding that a white person be replaced....because he's white. I'd LOVE to see the apologists try and argue past this one.
    I don't know the "institutionalized racism" argument, but I'll attempt to shed some light.

    Minorities cannot be racist against the majority because there are not societal impacts of their racial bigotry regarding systemic injustice/privilege at the social scale in question (national or global). As racism is a social construct, it can only be defined by social factors.

    Now, regarding your incorrect context. You see, the white person can move and no longer be the subject of racial bigotry. A black person cannot move away from racial bigotry present throughout society. Since a white person can move to escape, and a black person cannot, these are not the same situations. Thus, the context to be examined in determining systemic injustice/privilege is that of national or global.


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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Race is not a factor on a person's competency to teach anything, pretty much says it all.
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    Just proved you wrong.

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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Any view of an individual or group that is primarily concerned with the color of their skin is racist on its face. It doesn't matter if the people involved are black, white, yellow or blue, it's still racist.

    And your poll isn't multiple choice, I thought you should know.
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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Wait, who the **** voted for the first option!?!?!?
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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It IS racist. Even by "institutionalized racism" arguments. Here you have black leaders who are in positions of authority demanding that a white person be replaced....because he's white. I'd LOVE to see the apologists try and argue past this one.

    Jesus. WTH can people not learn to see past skin color?
    I agree he should teach.

    I agree that a gay person teaching sunday school...or an atheist. All bias should end.

    One need not believe the subject matter to teach the subject matter.


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    re: Whites Need Not Apply?[W:68]

    Yeah this is kind of ridiculous.

    While I do think on a macro scale, african people are better suited to toward teaching african culture, south asian people toward south asian culture etc, on an individual scale there is no bearing here. If that guy was hired on merit alone (and I don't see anything suggesting he wasn't) then nobody should have a quarrel with it.
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