This Woman Who Was Fired For Administering This Blatantly Racist Quiz Is As Street Smart As They Come
AL.com- A Burns Middle School teacher, Joanne Bolser, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations that students were given a "math test" packed with racial and cultural stereotypes.
Rena Havner Philips, communications director for the Mobile County Public School System, confirmed a report that the mother of an 8th grade student came to the school on Tuesday to report the test allegedly given to her son on Friday.
A report on Fox 10 News identified the mother as Erica Hall, who said her son took a cell phone photo of the test he said was handed out during a Language Arts class.
The document shown in the photo poses set of word problems concerning subjects such as drug dealing, violence, vandalism and prostitution, among characters whose names include Ramon, Leroy, Pedro and Tyrone. One example begins "Dwayne pimps 3 ho's ..." and goes on to ask how many tricks each of them must turn per day to support Dwayne's crack habit.
I have a hunch that the last thing people want to talk about is yet another race related story. That's why - against my better judgement - I would rather not discuss the societal implications of some crotchety old white broad pushing her discriminatory agenda on the urban youth of America through test questions. It doesn't take a genius to see that schooling kids on topics that are more appropriate for the uneducated is really just an ass-backwards way of reinforcing highly racial stereotypes. That's why there is not much to debate in regards to whether or not this is prejudice. The names, behaviors, and general demeanor of nearly every single person included in this exam is as blatantly bigoted as can be so let's just agree to look past that fact for a few minutes.
Instead, I would rather talk about how this test should started with the 'Straight Outta Compton' disclaimer. "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge". Who the hell saw this Betty White looking bitch crawling out from beyond the grave to drop some hard hood truths right in the face of a bunch of 8th graders?! Easy-E would be so proud. I don't want this lady teaching my kid arithmetic, but I'll be damned if I wouldn't trust her to sell him weed in a few years. Rep your set Joanne! Real recognize real! Fuck a curriculum, this lady wasn't built for the education game! Someone give this old racist bitch a 9 milli and some weight to push. She knows far too much street lingo to not be bout it, bout it. This quiz reads like it was constructed solely from personal experiences. I'm surprised Betty Crocker's half dead ass doesn't have a tear drop tatted right below those bags under her eyes, because you know she's got some skeletons in her closet. Hell, she's probably got them under the floorboards and buried in the backyard as well. Ain't no telling how many Raul's, Pedro's, and Tyrone's have caught the ratchet to the dome for failing to meet that drug money deadline. She might be a horribly racist person like everyone else of her age and skin color, but she's a horribly racist person that knows how to make her way around D-Block without becoming just another statistic - much unlike the at-risk childen being subjected to her appalling lesson plans.
Best watch your back Erica, because I would bet dollars to donuts that Joanne abides by the "snitches get stitches" philosophy.
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