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Teacher Suspended for ‘Racist’ Rant Against ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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An Ohio high school music teacher has been put on paid administrative leave after admitting to posting an alleged racist rant on his Facebook decrying “ghetto” trick-or-treaters who swarm the neighborhood on Halloween.

The teacher, David Spondike instructs the orchestra at Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio. His racially-tinged rant was made known to school administrators after an anonymous tipster sent in photos of an expletive-laden Facebook rant.

The original post in question read: “I don’t mind if you come from the ghetto to trick or treat. But when you whip out your teeny dicks and piss on the telephone pole in front of my front yard and a bunch of preschoolers and toddlers, you can take your nigger-ass back where it came from. I don’t have anything against anyone of color, but niggers, stay out.”

Screengrab below, as blurred by news outlets:

According to Akron School Superintendent David James, the remarks were specifically aimed at a teenager who exposed himself and urinated in front of young children this past weekend in Spondike’s neighborhood of Copley Township.

The teacher followed up that post with another message, clarifying that he “welcomes people who come from dangerous neighborhoods to mine, so their children can safely trick or treat.” However, he warned, bad behavior will not be tolerated.

‘Your [sic] are a CRIMINAL and are not welcome in my neighborhood and you should not be welcome in your own!” he wrote. “THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE COME TO MINE TO TRICK OR TREAT. Do not treat my neighborhood like you do your own. I HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO BE LIKE YOU.”

He also explained to his Facebook friends that his earlier comments were not racist because of how common the N-word is used by “black people” at his school. “Racism is racism and to allow one race to use [a] word and not another IS racist. What I said was absolutely NOT racist by any stretch of the imagination,” he wrote.

Despite reportedly receiving glowing evaluations for his teaching, Spondike has apparently been subject to numerous investigations in the past, including the time a fellow teacher claimed he reprimanded him for “not doing anything to a student with very baggy pants.”Spondike later apologized.


http://www.mediaite.com/online/teacher-suspended-for-racist-rant-against-ghetto-trick-or-treaters/

by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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Goodwoman614
by Satan on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

BUMP!

babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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Well that was just very stupid on his part and the n-word was totally unnecessary.

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:18 PM

what an idiot

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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 I was with him until he dropped the n word. Plus people need to stop posting this stupid crap on fb. Look how many people have already been suspended or lost their jobs because of it. If you want to vent, talk to family, friends or write in a damn journal. Don't put it on the net where anyone can see.

www.cafemom.com/group/116692
lga1965
by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:22 PM

 Eeeeeek !

babie113
by Silver Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM
urghh
shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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What a brilliant piece of work. I'd swear he sounds just like a couple people from that other thread...
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furbabymum
by Gold Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

 He' dumb. So is the kid peeing on the telephone pole. Don't want to become a registered sex offender now do we?

SyllabaryBisque
by Bronze Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM
What an idiot...
survivorinohio
by René on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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I think he needs some sensitivity training.  Like maybe living in summit lake apartments for a while  lol. 

Thats our best school he teaches at.  Maybe a transfer is in order or if they fire him I am good with that too :)

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