I saw a headline that a Greenfield Public Schools teacher is in hot water for playing Hangman with kids in class and assumed it was satire, but then I remembered what year it was, and what people in Greenfield are like, and immediately remembered that this was real life.
Recorder: An incident alleged to have happened while a Greenfield Middle School educator was virtually teaching her students a unit on Black History Month has prompted a student’s grandmother and a local group to write letters to school officials asking that Greenfield schools focus more on social justice and anti-racism and to respond to the incident. Assistant Superintendent Judy Houle said the incident, which occurred in early February, involves a personnel matter so she cannot talk about it at this time. She said, “We are aware of the situation and are conducting an active investigation of the matter.”
Houle said she has seen the two letters — one from Elizandra Espada, the grandmother of one of the boys involved, and the second from Musica Franklin, where that boy and another boy who was impacted have been taking music classes for several years. Espada and Musica Franklin sent their letters to the Greenfield Recorder as well as the teacher, who has not been identified, the Greenfield Middle School principal and the superintendent. The letters have been printed on the Opinion page. Espada, who could not be reached for comment by press time, said in her letter that she is “extremely disappointed.” She alleges that the teacher used the first day of Black History Month to play the old childhood game, Hangman, virtually with her class. She claims the teacher called on her grandson, using him as an example by calling on him to read the words “Black Lives Matter.”
“This is something that should not be played in schools or anywhere else,” Espada wrote.
“You teachers have a lot of power over students, and to have a young Black or Brown child play that racist game of Hangman is unconscionable,” she wrote in the letter. “You knew exactly what you were doing when you played that game and chose my grandson as an example. The other students knew what you were doing, as well, and reported it to their parents because they were very upset.”
Hangman is now “unconscionable.” This is the world we are living in.
I don’t even know where to start with this one. How bout the fact that her last name is Espada, which sounds Hispanic? There was never a time when Hispanic people were lynched by racist mobs in our country’s history, yet they’re playing the “muh Black History Month” card. In no way, shape or form could any reasonable person conclude that Hangman is racist. But make no mistake about it – Hangman will be the new circle game, thin blue line, or “all lives matters,” as a completely harmless, innocuous thing that the woke crowd will repurpose and then ban outright.
Or the fact that lynchings took place on trees, and was conducted by unorganized mobs. Hangman is a game that takes place on imaginary gallows, which would indicate that it’s a state sanctioned hanging.
Hangman was also invented in England in the 18th century, and depicted a real life Hangman who would who would chop the 5 legs of a chair that a prisoner was standing on every time they got something wrong. The fifth time they died. This is white people killing other white people at the behest of the state. Yet somehow black and brown people in Greenfield are hurt by it.
Most importantly, it’s a game. Just shut the fuck up and let the kids play a game.
Apparently these two boys who had to play Hangman are so traumatized that their other school where they learn to play music also sent a letter.
Gloria Matlock, who teaches drumming, singing, dancing and social justice at Musica Franklin, said both boys, who are Black and are 11 and 12 years old, attend Greenfield Middle School. She has known both boys since they were 7 and 8 years old.
Stop right there. She teachers “singing, danging, and social justice.” this is a class now. This woman collects a salary from the taxpayers.
Money well spent.
“I know their families and they both contacted me,” Matlock said. “One of the children — the one called on — was very mad. The other child turned off his computer when it happened, went to his room and turned off the light and lay in bed. They were humiliated and have been sad ever since.”
Matlock said the children have been quieter than normal since the incident, saying their “lights aren’t shining as brightly.” She said she doesn’t understand why anyone would play Hangman with students of color.
Oh no, a 12 year old was sad! Kids are never allowed to be sad! Better cater to his stupid, whiny feelings, rather then telling him to stop being such a bitch and just play Hangman.
Matlock said she worries about the boys.
“These are the things that happen, and then children close down and get in trouble, and people wonder why there are problems,” Matlock said. “It affects them strongly. It affects their parents and grandparents.
No, it doesn’t. It does not affect them strongly at all. You literally just made that up.
Turns out that back when these adults played Hangman in school it wasn’t racist, but now that they can look clearly at it they’ve realized that they were taking part in systemic oppression.
Espada wrote she needs to be able to trust that her grandson is getting an education he deserves and not be harmed by racist connotations. She acknowledges that many played the spelling game as children, as it seemed “innocent” enough then, but a clearer look finds an “innocuous sketch of a lynching.”
Because when you’re constantly looking for racism it’s really not that hard to manufacture it.
I have no idea what the teacher is like, but if this part is true he or she kind of deserves the backlash:
Espada’s letter, which was received shortly after the incident, was followed by another letter from Musica Franklin more than a week after hers. It was signed by its staff and board and starts, “Recently, a teacher at the Greenfield Middle School led a classroom in the game of Hangman. The words to be spelled under the image of a lynching were ‘Black Lives Matter.’ The teacher called on a child of color to read the words. The shaming, humiliation and threatening of children of color in their classroom is unacceptable.”
When keeping it woke goes wrong. Trying to shove BLM down their throats during Hangman didn’t work out quite the way they hoped.
“To be blind to the racism embedded in Hangman displays a lack of sensitivity and awareness. To be blind to the importance of Black History Month, when white privilege is embedded in our society and school curriculum, when we see the expression of that privilege manifest in the news cycle over and over, is shocking.”
“We call on the Greenfield Education Department to sponsor anti-racism trainings for all staff to understand how they can best support all their students by identifying and challenging cultural assumptions based on racist practices,” the letter reads. “They need to take a close look at the curriculum, to see who it validates and see who it excludes, with the goal of offering a curriculum that validates and supports all children.”
“It’s important that teachers who teach students of color receive anti-racist training,” she said. “They need to think about some of the things people have said for years but are offensive to others. There are things that can be done, and I hope Greenfield schools do them.”
There it is! There’s always cash at the end of the rainbow with these folks. “Sponsor anti-racism trainings” = hire my friends non-profit to force critical race theory on students and staff so my friends can pay their rent.
I expected that most people would laugh at how stupid this is, but I once again forgot that this was the woke Kingdom of Greenfield, and most agreed that Hangman has got to go.
Speaking of evil, ya know what’s really evil? Gingers like Ryan Behan.
I think we can all agree that gingers should be into camps and no one should take anything they say seriously.
Hangman “isn’t even a game for white people,” because it is a “tool to enforce white supremacy.”
Chill out there Mrs. Doubtfire.
Marianne Bullock says it has to be outlawed because there is a “very recent history of lynching in our country.”
Except there isn’t. She just made that up because for people like her living in a racist fantasy world is preferable to living in the safe, secure, and most diverse country on earth.
Anyway, this might seem like no big thing, but you have to fight for shit like Hangman now. These people are cultural terrorists. One by one they seek to take away normal, non-racist things from society, and nobody fights back because it’s “just Hangman.” But The New Resistance isn’t putting up with this bullshit anymore, and we will mock, humiliate, and embarrass anyone who chooses to take part in this regressive nonsense.
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To day the Cherokee Nation does not want Jeep to use their name any more. I think that must be hurting their feelz . That must be degrading to have their name on one of most popular vehicles in the world. Kowabunga
Now for the Woke Word War…… a list
The Great White Way
Black Cow (the drink)
That should keep them busy for a couple of days.
I am in talks with Jeep management. I am representing the name “Anglo-Saxon” to replace the Cherokee name. I demand that the vehicles be given these paint options, “Snow White” , “Lily White”, and “Pearl White”.
A few things.
Why was hangman not racist when it was played using white chalk? Using white chalk to play hangman is racist. It depicts a white man being hung.
Those two old dudes who are in the pictures need to shut the fuck up. I doubt they even have kids in school unless it’s the ones they pedo that live in the neighborhood.
Anyone who’s liberal and wears carhartt should be punched in the mouth.
Especially if they sit behind a desk at a tec start up. More so if a ginge
The best thing I saw in Greenfield on my many travels there was last spring. Driving through the downtown area with the lady after going hiking we stopped at a stop light. I saw a dude with no shirt or shoes and in daisy dukes holding a cardboard sign saying mellinels are FAGGOTTS. I had to do a double take because I was in Greenfield and not expecting to see that. I was smoking and was high af and thought wait what? I’m a millennial and was on his side!
If you build it they will come. Welllll,
If you punch them in the mouth they will stop!
I didn’t know metro played the banjo!
And that ginger bootleg Chris Elliott. Too much!
I’d rather eat glass than sit in that woke music class with the Dr Zira lookalike and listen to her lectures and drum circles. No wonder those kids are depressed.
I think the fat old white lady needs a big black dick shoved up her ass
I think it is incredibly racist and culturally insensitive for that White man playing the banjo in front of that Black woman on the bongo. He’s playing a stringed instrument that is not easily found in the inner city and might have required lessons, neither of which Minorities have ready access to themselves. He really should have checked his White Privilege and played the spoons with her instead. You need to apologize, Sir.
yo saayy bongooo? Baaaabaaaaloooooouu!
Only her name is black
Espada means spade
It looks like she has had her share of Coronas and crack
The young noglets weren’t upset about the image of the stick figure hanging. They were upset because they still don’t know how to spell or read the most basic of words.
That’s a man, man.
What if they changed the name of the game to ‘Hang They’..more gender friendly. Would that be ok then?
how about hang racist whitey?
I am sick and fucking tired of these SJW adults jumping in and fucking around with kids. Let kids be kids for Christ’s sake. These adult assholes need to shut the fuck up and find something better to do.
Greenfield Ginger looks like Gaffney’s long lost brother.
Whaaaahhh whaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh everything offfends me! Whaaaaaahhhhh you are racists!
Whaaawhaaaaaaa! Treat me special! Sniff. Whaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaahhh! That’s offensive! I’m fragile! Whhhhaaaaa!!! I hate Trump! Whahhahaaaaaaaahhhh!
SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU WHINY CUNTS!
See- if they were in a real school, they wouldn’t be playing games – they’d be learning history without hangman. And if homie wanted to go home to take a nap, he’d have to punch out the teacher first, which can be done now because it’s racist to have police in the schools. This looking for racist shit in everything whites say and do is gonna have blowback. We’re the ones who can afford ammo.
Ahh…good ole hang man. This takes me back to my first baby sitting job. I was teaching the boy how to play when his mother came home. Bitch got out her car, arms waiving, screaming cut him down cut him down. Im like: you told me to help him with his spelling…dafaq? Bitches be crazy. In hindsight, it was much harder to tell when the brown ones went blue…on another note anyone notice theyve censored pink floyds waiting for the worms/run like hell on youtube? No more turning on the showers or firing the ovens. No more sending our colored cousins home again. Its all gone. Glad I own the original cuts….last thing to say. Could you imagine going in a coma 10 years ago…waking up today to this shit? Men dominating female sports, drugs being legal or at least commonly accepted, blacks still whinning. Id swear i woke up in a parallel universe…and probably kill myself thinking it was gods cruel way of torturing me.
I love greenfield! Touring the neighborhoods counting broken shutters, and homeless people is one of my familys favorite pastimes. I especially love it when they turn the town green into a free ratchet camp ground full of empty baggies, used needles and broken dreams. Never a dull moment out there.
I often wonder how these used to be quiet communities have turned into destitute wastelands and racist hotbeds.
The more diverse ,the more they get worse
It must be the road to progress
“The other child turned off his computer when it happened, went to his room and turned off the light and lay in bed.”
In other words, he was bored and went to take a nap.
All of these people are fucking retarded
I don’t appreciate people assuming that we can’t spell.
More black people are killed in a month in Chicago than were strung up in the US by white mobs.
And, what’s wrong with that exactly?
This just in,
No more vanilla coke.
It will now be known as transvilla coke.
Its any drink you want it to be
I am the owner and operator of Ginger Cat Sealcoating. We are a pavement maintenance company based in Greenfield Massachusetts that provides asphalt sealcoating, crack sealing, parking lot line striping and asphalt patching and repair.
Racist! Blacktop repair!
is he also a Greenfield town employee?
Let’s make it fucking easy, tell me what is NOT offensive anymore.
So I heard through the fuckin grapevine that the ol’ lady gave my fuckin evicted neighbor crabs. I’m like , WHAT THE FUCK! You give him crabs and I get fuckin Chef Boyardee. Fuckin shit sucks.
The hipped bongo chick is not fuckable.
Even if it’s trans.
The pussification of America continues. When do the failed schools and teachers get told enough is enough? They should all. E fired and are violating the state ethics rules repeatedly
Life is way too short to be consumed with such self-hatred and some weird quest to try and “right the wrongs” of the past that neither you nor the people who you are attempting to supposedly help had any connection with whatsoever. Reparations? Go shit your hat with that utter nonsense.
I’ve been paying Reparations for 40 yrs, it’s called welfare! You will get no more from me.
Don’t tell me I can’t hate black and brown people . . . it’s my choice, and there ain’t a God dam fucking thing you can do about it ! You will never change me. I’m actually beginning to hate a lot of white people too.
That lady looks like that Quaker Oats guy
Wait, wait wait
At last I knew that area of the head is white.
So how do they see a black man
I guess they see racism everywhere
Everything is racist
No wait, the stick figure is black
So it could be mulatto
Give me a fucking break
Really, when and where is this bullshit going to end?
The more that they use this bullshit the less credibility it has
They must wake up every day in the persuit of racism.
Why is that the people who are “Anti Racist” are the same people,who have so much to gain from Racism.
It is called the racial industrial complex
Mo money mo money
They are not after integration
They are mainly into capitalization
I fucking hate people….good luck to these assholes in real life.
We play oven man some Jew said it was racist.
I’m all for teaching kids that blacks should be hung from trees.
Hey White Powder
Don’t you think that is a little harsh
I much prefer the spectator approach
As with any terrible person of any ilk
I just tell people that you only have to sit back and watch them destroy themselves
Gotta love watching a gorilla bang a tribal drum.Is she performing
a ritual to make it rain?
Would hung man be appropriate? Oh, we can’t assume gender.
pretty sure “ginger” is an anagram of another pejorative word…. can anyone help me figure it out?
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BTW, those of you with public school educations probably need to google the definition of anagram.
If Matlock had a phone number what would it be? Where’s my cigar
Surprised we haven’t had “Spic and Span “ removed from the store shelves yet.
I got a new game.
Pick a black kid and tie him to a pole in the cafeteria.
Everybody takes turns hitting him with a whippy stick on the backsides until he yells “I’ll stop being a lazy nizzer.”
Then the next black kid gets to be the center of the game.
We will name it “whipping post”.
Hurry its almost the end of black, woke, pandering to the BLM mob month.
Ah those were the days It certainly kept us in line Maybe if we had more of that there would less looting in the cities
Matlock….hmmm. Related to scum of the earth Eric Matlock? Google Eric Matlock harassing Northampton Police. Disgusting POS POC.