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In January we shared this story from Boston Latin High School, in which students were accusing their teachers and students of being racist because they disagreed with them about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A race-baiting City Councilor named Tito Jackson has been using the kids there and getting them all fired up at their teachers for not being sensitive enough to their feelings. Basically he was doing it because he’s going after Marty Walsh’s mayoral seat in the next election:
Tito Jackson was urging students to find ways their teachers were racist. Like this:
As you can see, they’re using a hashtag, which tells you that they mean business!! Those things DEFINITELY happened. Definitely.
Anyway, this little movement of students has led to adults in the community demanding that the headmaster step down. And it also prompted one African-American student named Destinee Wornum to come forward about an incident she claims happened over 2 years ago, in which her English teacher called her the “n” word. The Boston Globe decided to run this girl’s one-sided, unconfirmed story in their trashy newspaper because they knew it would get clicks. Here it is. And here’s the Herald’s version of it, since we’ve already used our five free Globe clicks this month:
A Dorchester mom is calling for her daughter’s former Boston Latin School teacher to be fired after she allegedly directed a racial slur toward the student last year during a lesson on Huckleberry Finn, and wants a public apology for what she says was inaction from administration at the prestigious school after her daughter sought to report the incident.
Rosalind Wornum told the Herald the teacher said to her daughter, Destinee Wornum, currently a junior at Boston Latin, “What’s up my [expletive]?” during a discussion of Mark Twain’s novel, which uses the slur liberally. The teacher then asked her, “How does that make you feel?”, according to the Wornums.
Alright first of all, you’d have to be a complete moron to believe this girl’s story. There was a classroom full of kids. Do you realize how quickly this would’ve become the biggest story ever, considering every kid in that classroom has an iMachine with access to Twitter? Oh yea, and no one else is confirming this story and the teacher hasn’t been interviewed. Besides that I’m sure this is exactly what happened.
Anyway, we’ve seen this battle before. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t pretty language, which was the WHOLE POINT!!! That’s why Mark Twain is part of the “Realism” movement. He wanted to accurately portray the ugliness of the world he grew up in. But for some reason these whiny little loser kids today need to run to their safe space every time they learn about something that hurts their delicate feelings. Perhaps then we shouldn’t teach kids about the Holocaust as well. Too sad.
Newsflash – you cannot teach Huckleberry Finn effectively without that word coming up. I’m sure it’s hard for English teachers to manage that, and I’m SURE the English teacher did not use that word in the context that the 14 year old girl says she did.
Wornum met with BLS Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta today on the matter, which is coming to light after two students in January launched #BlackAtBLS, a social media campaign to spotlight racial tensions in the school.
Ya see that? That’s all Tito Jackson’s doing. He’s the one who organized this whole #BlackAtBLS nonsense, and convinced these children that their teachers are a bunch of old racist white women. This girl admits that she was inspired to come forward now, two years after the fact, because of a hashtag. Sounds legit.
Local black leaders, including the president of the Boston NAACP, have called for Headmaster Teta to be removed, and initiated an ongoing federal civil rights probe of the racial climate in the elite exam school.
Oh for fuck’s sake. This is the thing to do now. Some special interest group comes forward and demands that everyone lose their job. Doesn’t matter if they have facts or if any of this shit is true. Better to rush to judgement and figure it out later. It worked at the University of Missouri when they forced the President to resign. It worked at Virginia when that frat was shut down over a bogus rape allegation. Same thing for Duke Lacrosse. But I guess we’ll never learn from our mistakes and history will just keep repeating itself instead.
Destinee Wornum told the Herald she was “very upset and hurt and embarrassed” by the teacher’s query, and promptly requested a meeting with Teta to discuss it at the time, but Teta’s secretary never got back to her to schedule a meeting.
Oh I’m sorry, did the teacher hurt your precious feelings little girl? Were you not ready to handle a discussion of an American classic in your English class?
“When I never got an answer I just gave up, because I was frustrated,” Wornum said. “At that point I was like, if they’re not doing anything for me by this point, then I don’t want to risk my grade or my place in the school. So I was just like, maybe it’s best for me to just stay quiet.”
Hey, here’s an idea – talk to the teacher about it. I know, I know, it’s crazy talk. But it just might work. Then again the situation would’ve actually have had to happen as you describe it did, and we all know that wasn’t the case.
She recalled being one of three black students in the English class that day and being shocked when the teacher made her way over to her desk and blurted out the offensive question.
“I’m looking at her like blank-faced because I didn’t know what to say and I was at a loss for words,” Wornum recalled. “She goes, ‘How did that make you feel?’ And my reaction was – I honestly would have gotten suspended from school, because I honestly wanted to get up and fight you. And then she just laughed. She just laughed and then just kept going.”
Yea, right. I’m sure that’s exactly what happened.
To make matters worse, here’s how the Globe wrote the story:
The teacher “walked from the front of the classroom” and said that racial slur in that exact context. Literally word for word. Notice they didn’t preface it with, “according to the politically motivated 16 year old girl retelling an unconfirmed story from 2 years ago.” Instead they wrote it as a statement of fact. As if this was the indisputable truth.
Now let’s check out Mom’s Facebook. First of all, Rosalind Wornum refers to herself as “Queen”:
She seems normal. Good thing the Globe took her second hand story at face value instead of speaking with the teacher and giving her a chance to explain what actually happened.
But according to the Queen, she is actually bigger than a Queen, and is in the market for a new name:
So who is the King?
Oh yea, and look who she hangs out with:
City Councilor Tito Jackson. The same guy who started the witch hunt to find racist teachers at Boston Latin. Which would make sense since Mom encouraged her daughter to participate in the “blackout” to oppose their teachers racism:
The Queen also claims that they’re not teaching black history in school anymore:
Which is weird, because they definitely are. Oh yea, and Huck Finn was about racism in the South. These are just facts though. Stupid facts.
Here’s the day that Queen Rosalind found out about this alleged racial incident:
She admits that when incidents like this happened in the past, she had waited by the teacher’s car and bashed their head into the windshield:
It’s OK though, because she found Jesus. This is the person the Boston Globe is believing over an experienced teacher. This is the person the Boston Globe is allowing to label a teacher as a racist.
Her friends were egging her on too:
Yup, make sure she gets fired. Fire everyone. Who cares if they’re innocent? Who cares if it’s impossible to avoid using the “n” word while teacher Huck Finn? Who cares if firing someone over a racial incident means they’ll never be able to find a teaching job again? Who cares if they lose their pension, home, and reputation permanently? The Queen wrote something on Facebook so it’s just gotta be true.
Here’s my question – is the Queen equally mad every time she hears that word in a rap song or between two kids? Or is this one of those double standard things?
Anyway, the bottom line is this is why people read Turtleboy Sports. Because if it were left up to the Globe they’d just feed you these fantastic fairy tales. They just took a huge, steamy dump all over a teacher. They believed a clearly unstable woman who calls herself “Queen” and a 16 year old girl who is being manipulated by a race-baiting City Councilor and is gunning for the mayoral seat. This is what “real journalism” looks like.
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