Three White Teachers Suspended For Giving Children Pictures to O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman, and RuPaul to Use in Black History Parade

Three Los Angeles elementary school teachers accused of giving children portraits of O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul to carry in a Black History Month parade. Kids in the other classes were given pictures of such notables as Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman and President Obama.

Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School in South Los Angeles is more than 90 percent Latino. The teachers are accused of mocking Black History Month and were placed on administrative leave.
The NAACP has called for all three teachers to be fired.

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37 thoughts on “Three White Teachers Suspended For Giving Children Pictures to O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman, and RuPaul to Use in Black History Parade”

  1. BIL–

    A little Dr. Strangelove for you. Remember to watch out for those “deviated preverts.”


  2. Byron,

    In re “bat shit crazy”

    For someone who doesn’t watch Beck, you sure have his number.

    The only problem the observation is that it’s an insult to both bats and guano.

    And lest we forget, it also slurs that wonderfully comic role of Col. ‘Bat’ Guano as played by Kennan Wynn in the film Dr. Strangelove, the weird and burnt out TV star Batty Boy (Brad Sanders) from Hollywood Shuffle and Rutguer Hauer’s wonderful turn as Roy Batty, the more human than human Nexus I from the classic Blade Runner.

    It’s a sad day for any bat of any sort.

    Or as Robin the Boy Hostage might say, “Holy Lunatics, Batman!”

  3. rcampbell:

    I must confess I do not watch Glen Beck so I have not seen him talk about the guy that bombed the IRS building. I would like to watch him saying that, I have a hard time believing that he would say that on national TV. That is bat shit crazy as well if he said it.

    However I read his (Stark) suicide note and from all appearances he was a Marxist/Socialist and bat shit crazy to boot (in a clinical way).

    He thought capitalism was evil and appeared, from what I read, to have employment problems and marriage problems as well. All in all a very unstable individual. He was also not a member of the Tea Party.

    I would really like a link of some sort so I can see for myself. I don’t much care for people trampling on other people’s rights which is a big component of racism in my mind. The KKK is evil so I think that is all that needs to be said about that.

  4. What Mike S said.

    Anti Negro racism in the US is less than it once was but I doubt that has translated into a lessening of its damaging effect on those both subject to it and disadvantaged. The predominant channel by which racism acts is the criminal law and members of the black underclass lack the resources to defend themselves against it.

  5. Byron

    When the KKK is part of your organization and nothing is done to DIScourage their hate, it is thereby ENcouraged. I watched some teabag bigwig on Dylan Ratigan’s show this week who refused to disavow the racist and anti-semetic elements within the teabaggers. If you haven’t seen these gun-toting, hate mongering scum, you haven’t seen what the teabagger are about.

    When Beck gets on TV and sympathizes with and nearly canonizes the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building, it’s encouraging violence. When some of the low hanging teabagger fruit see that kind of encouragement, they are nourished.

    I know only a few including my racist sister and her extreme anti-government militia member husband who thinks he’s on Ruby Ridge. These two proudly refer to themselves as Tea Party Patriots.

    These tea bag people are NOT mainstream. They are the right wing lunatic fringe and should be considered armed and a danger to the country.

  6. rcampbell:

    “It gets daily nourishment from the likes of teabaggers and Glenn Beck.”

    I would be very interested in any references you may have to support that theory. I know many people that have been to Tea Party demonstrations and none of them are racist in any way. Furthermore blacks have been in attendance and from everything I have heard there was no racial animosity.

  7. This comes only a week or so after the apalling incident at the Univ. of Calif at San Diego (UCSD) campas. A group of white students sponsored and advertized a mocking Black History Month outing called the “Compton Cookout”. The advertizing suggested coming dressed in character as vaious black sterotypes I find too disgusting to repeat. As Mike Spindell observed, anti-black racism is still quite alive in America. It gets daily nourishment from the likes of teabaggers and Glenn Beck.

  8. Poor RuPaul being put in the same sentence as those other two. Whatever teacher decided that one was aiming to kill two birds with one stone…bigotry based on race and gender.

  9. Anonymously Yours,

    Took me a while to get it … don’t think that way, I guess.

    Is it my turn in the adversarial system pit? OK

    Only post under one name (and thus one I P address) for three reasons:

    1.) Don’t have enough time
    2.) Don’t have that much to say
    3.) Don’t need to have conversations with myself

    Don’t post links or videos ’cause I don’t know how … tried once and got sent to a place called “moderation” so figured I’d broken some rule and decided not to try again … the time factor again.

    I suppose I could have posted the opinion about using a child to mock blacks during black history month on the thread about Catholics being dunned to pay for their pedophile priests or on the thread about the naked dude in the children’s section of the library but then what did those threads have to do with cowards mocking blacks by hiding behind children? Naw … the post is where it belongs.

    Good enough? Should I get a lawyer?

  10. This is why we should have a white history month too. That way a teacher can use inappropriate white men for placards. Say Dick Cheney, Joseph Gobbels and Michael Jackson.

    (This message sponsored by The Politically Incorrect Humor Club. At PIHC, everyone gets a sense of humor! Or else.)

    On the serious side, the teacher needs to be fired. The classroom is no place for that kind of sideways racist nonsense. While there is nothing wrong with RuPaul (unless you’re some kind of homophobe), Rodman is the a poster child of why athletes make crappy heros. And it’s not because he’s black, it’s because he’s a squirrel. And O.J.? Please. He’s the ajax of what’s wrong with athletic hero worship. What else needs to be said about the ol’ knife wielding Juice? The jokes write themselves.

  11. Kiki–

    You said: “I’m not sure what the uproar over Rodman or RuPaul is, however.(RuPaul’s Drag Race is hysterical and addicting)”

    My response: I was an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years. I think what those three teachers did shows a lack of good judgment. There are so many Black people of achievement, many who overcame great odds to accomplish things in their lives. Those are the types of individuals we should hold up as examples to our elementary students–not the likes of Rodman or RuPaul.

  12. Hate to be so persnickety, but perhaps you should fix the grammatically incorrect headline.

  13. I’m not sure I see this as the white teachers intentionally mocking Black History Month. I’d like to think that teachers of any race would refrain from including controversial figures but perhaps being ignorant….never mind. Unless they were in a cave for the past 15 years, they know what O.J. Simpson’s been up to, so I don’t think they can claim ignorance (he’s still a convicted felon, however you feel about his aquittal for murder). I doubt any of them would have chosen the D.C. sniper guy.

    I’m not sure what the uproar over Rodman or RuPaul is, however.(RuPaul’s Drag Race is hysterical and addicting)

    I’d also like to see the list of the other black people that they chose. I’m wondering what the response to Louis Farrakkan would have been.

  14. Anonymously Yours


    The comment about the child belongs on another thread. Casey Jones, you doing fine here? How is Dr. Freud?

    “Trouble with you is the trouble with me,
    Got two good eyes but WE still don’t see.”
    (Miss the deadhead days!)

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