Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Hey, Black Boy

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM
  • 215 Replies

Thats what a teacher called a student when she forgot his name....i hope he said to her, "hey Bitch"...cuz he forgot her name.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/18727866/waterbury-teacher-allegedly-calls-student-black-boy


WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Parents and the NAACP spoke out Thursday night during a Board of Education meeting in Waterbury after hearing a teacher referred to a student as a "black boy".

The math teacher, Kathleen Pyles, has been placed on paid administrative leave after accusations surfaced that she made the racist remark to the student.

However, many feel further action is needed against the teacher.

"It's not acceptable. I think they should let her go, we can't accept this from anybody," Helen Taylor said.

Parents felt if Pyles could not remember the student's name, there are several other ways she could have addressed him.

"She doesn't seem like a racist," said Wendaliz Hernandez. "She was nice."

Hernandez, an eighth grader at the school, was surprised to hear about the alleged comment, although she said she wouldn't like it if she was referred to by the color of her skin.

"I don't know what she said to him, but just don't be racist," she said.

Officials at the North End Middle School said a parent filed a complaint after learning of the incident.

"We wish to assure parents that we take this allegation very seriously," said Waterbury Public Schools COO Paul F. Guidone. "We do not tolerate or condone the claimed behavior from our staff, and if the allegation of making racist remarks is proven true, the district will take appropriate action."

North End Middle School officials said the teacher would remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

School officials said Pyles has only been at the school about a year and before that was in Kentucky.

Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Aslen
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 7:34 AM

sealed lip

emelymac
by Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 7:35 AM
5 moms liked this

 Really? She couldn't say "hey you in the red shirt" or something like that?

mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM
1 mom liked this

Good gracious. **smh** 

See, bad habits don't just disappear when people enter the workplace. Very unprofessional. 

SunshneDaydream
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM
18 moms liked this

I'm not sure I would call that "racism".  Rude?  Yes.  Unprofessional?  Insulting?  Definitely yes.  But it's not racist.  I mean, he is a black boy right?  Would it be racist to say "hey white boy"?  She didn't use a racial slur, I think it's a little inflammatory to jump on this woman as being a racist.  I'm not defending her actions, I just think the word "racist" is being used incorrectly.  It was certainly uncalled for though. 

AdellesMom
by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM
6 moms liked this

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Happymamax2
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM
4 moms liked this

Throughout history this has been used as a racial slur.  It was/is highly demeaning and offensive.  Everyone with an ounce of sense knows this.  Especially teachers.  If they do not realize this, they should be fired anyway.  


Quoting SunshneDaydream:

I'm not sure I would call that "racism".  Rude?  Yes.  Unprofessional?  Insulting?  Definitely yes.  But it's not racist.  I mean, he is a black boy right?  Would it be racist to say "hey white boy"?  She didn't use a racial slur, I think it's a little inflammatory to jump on this woman as being a racist.  I'm not defending her actions, I just think the word "racist" is being used incorrectly.  It was certainly uncalled for though. 


mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM


Quoting SunshneDaydream:

I'm not sure I would call that "racism".  Rude?  Yes.  Unprofessional?  Insulting?  Definitely yes.  But it's not racist.  I mean, he is a black boy right?  Would it be racist to say "hey white boy"?  She didn't use a racial slur, I think it's a little inflammatory to jump on this woman as being a racist.  I'm not defending her actions, I just think the word "racist" is being used incorrectly.  It was certainly uncalled for though. 

If it were said by a black teacher, yes. Not cool. 

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM
1 mom liked this

She must have snapped/lost her mind to do something like this.

nb34
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Wow. I am speechless.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM


Quote:

Kathleen Pyles was in the middle of a lesson when she called a student by the wrong name. When the student corrected the teacher, Pyles responded with “How about black boy? Go sit down black boy.”


Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)



Featured