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|US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by jnoz23(m): 10:06am On Oct 19, 2019|
Students at a Wisconsin school have protested against the firing of a black security guard after he told a student not to call him a racial slur.
Marlon Anderson was sacked for repeating the n-word while scolding a black pupil who addressed him with the epithet.
Mr Anderson was asked on 9 October to help remove an unruly teen, who then began directing racial abuse at him.
He was sacked from West High School in the city of Madison on Wednesday.
Scores of students staged a walkout on Friday in the Midwestern US state's capital city to demonstrate against the dismissal.
The West High School in Madison, WisconsinImage copyrightCBS
The West High School in Madison, Wisconsin
Mr Anderson's son, 17-year old Noah Anderson, who is president of the school's black student union, led the walkout.
According to ABC News, students chanted "Do better" and "Hey-hey, hey-ho, zero tolerance has got to go".
Madison Metropolitan School District cited its zero-tolerance policy on derogatory slurs by staff members as a reason for the dismissal.
A union representing Mr Anderson filed a grievance against the district on Thursday, calling for him to be reinstated and receive back-pay.
Mr Anderson said he feels he has the right to not be called that word.
On Friday students protested and walked out of classesImage copyrightCBS
On Friday students protested and walked out of classes
"My father was called this word, my grandmother, my grandfather and keep going down the family line," he said.
"We were all called this word, and not one of them could say, 'don't call me that.' I can.
"And I shouldn't be punished because I have the right to tell somebody not to call me this word.
"I made a conscious decision to address the word, because it is an epidemic."
He added: "Our kids use it every day."
Mr Anderson had worked for the school district for the last 11 years.
In an interview with the New York Times, he said he had been asked by Assistant Principal Jennifer Talarczyk to deal with a 17-year old student who had been accused of taking another pupil's mobile phone.
As he escorted the alleged troublemaker from the building, Mr Anderson said the student directed the racial slur at him about 15 times, along with other offensive terms.
As Mr Anderson told the student to stop saying the word, himself repeating it several times, he says Mrs Talarczyk, who was present, activated her walkie-talkie microphone, allowing other staff to listen in to the interaction.
On Friday, district school board president Gloria Reyes called for Mr Anderson's request for reinstatement to be reviewed quickly.
"This is an incredibly difficult situation, and we acknowledge the emotion, harm and complexity involved," she said in a statement.
"Many people in our community and our district are grappling with that complexity, and we will continue to do so as we go forward."
In a separate statement, Jane Belmore, the district superintendent, said their policy "that racial slurs will not be tolerated when said by anyone in any school setting no matter what the circumstances" was created "in an effort to unequivocally protect students from harm, no matter the intent".
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by jnoz23(m): 10:08am On Oct 19, 2019|
As advanced as we are, I wonder how racism is not yet a criminal offense?
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by Seun(m): 10:10am On Oct 19, 2019|
So they found a good excuse to fire a black man for saying that a white boy should not use the n-word, uh? This is smart, modern, sneaky racism.
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|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by jnoz23(m): 10:41am On Oct 19, 2019|
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by marvelous000: 10:42am On Oct 19, 2019|
Seun:To me, his sack is a tacit endorsement of misdemeanor from a boorish and recalcitrant no-do-well.
That's by the way; Seun, why haven't you done something about that lascivious slob constituting blight on this forum by posting porn pics on threads. You may wave it as trivia issue, but it's the very negation of your effort on this forum, cos I know lot of people who left here for this singular reason.
I'm of the opine that an embargo to preclude new members from posting pics within a given period, will nip the matter in the bud
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:54am On Oct 19, 2019|
jnoz23:I wonder what they teach if an assistant principal had to call the security to deal with an unruly child!!!
Some of their laws needs a review
The Bible is complete!!! Spare the rod and spoil the child!!!
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by Omoluabi16(m): 12:42pm On Oct 19, 2019|
Black Americans.. some of them are so ignorant. To them, having the exclusive rights of calling themselves nigger and preventing the whites from using the word is a source of power.
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by CTPlayer: 7:53pm On Oct 19, 2019|
Seun:Both are black the adult and the student.
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by panafrican(m): 5:45am On Oct 20, 2019|
When people find it normal that men have sex with men and women marry other women how can they make good decision ?
It is a total cultural demise in a world where common sense does nit exist anymore.
The victims will get thr blame .
The worst is yet to come.
|Re: US Black School Aide Fired For Rebuking Boy's Use Of N-word by netpro(m): 6:34am On Oct 20, 2019|
The trouble maker was also a black boy.
Kudos to the security guy for not being violent. If a boy insults a staff to his face in Nigeria for over 15 times and refused to stop, I support they flog the devil out of him.
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