Highschool teacher could face discipline for allegedly calling her students chocolate

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Sunni Man, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    A reading teacher at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach has been accused of screaming at a Haitian student in her class last year, telling him to shut up and calling him a "little chocolate boy" and a "chocolate that nobody wanted."

    According to the district, Leslie Rainer, 46, of Deerfield Beach, has been spoken to twice before about her remarks to minority students, including an incident in which she allegedly told a student, "I wish they would put you in a boat and send you back where you came from."

    In the most recent incident, a student recorded video of Rainer telling him, "You got one time, Chocolate."

    Superintendent Robert Runcie has recommended that Rainer be suspended without pay for three days and be required to attend diversity training. The Broward County School Board will consider her case Tuesday.

    Rainer, who has been teaching for 22 years, said she plans to fight the case against her.

    She denied making most of the comments and said her use of "chocolate" was taken out of context. She said "chocolate" is an endearment in the black community. She said her husband, the Rev. Willie Rainer of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, calls her "Sweet Chocolate."

    "I have never, nor will I ever, offend a child. I have nothing against Haitians, Italians or whoever else," she said. "This is a made-up, false accusation."

    Asked about the video, Rainer said students are not allowed to use electronics in class and the video should not be used against her. But she said her comments, allegedly caught on the video, were not as stated in the complaint against her.

    She said she was literally referring to chocolate — a candy bar on her desk. Instead of "You got one time, Chocolate," she said her statement was "that one chocolate."

    Reached at her home Friday, Rodriguez declined to comment. Johnson could not be reached for comment, despite a request made to the district.

    Rainer said she's a good person and a good teacher.

    "I'm not the monster that they tried to make me out to be," she said.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-broward-teacher-discipline-20120203,0,4225404.story
     
  2. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,394
    It's a pity that teachers can't be fired on the spot like the rest of us.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  3. Crackerjack
    Offline

    Crackerjack Too sick for a cure

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,266
    Thanks Received:
    769
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Your momma's house
    Ratings:
    +772
    Or beaten within an inch of their lives.

    My daughter is mixed race, and if a teacher said anything remotely like that to her ... I shudder to think what would happen. :mad:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,677
    Thanks Received:
    8,008
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,421
    still better than what Sunni mam calls them
     
  5. Swagger
    Offline

    Swagger Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    12,161
    Thanks Received:
    2,003
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    European Far Right
    Ratings:
    +5,511
    Can someone explain to me what "diversity training" entails? Or is it just another meaningless condition upon which this teacher's job now hinges upon?
     
  6. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    If you are white.

    Diversity Training means you are to confess that your race is responsible for all of the evils of the world; both past and present.

    And learn self loathing for anything or anyone who is "white".

    But celebrate everything about other races as wonderful and unique.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. The Infidel
    Offline

    The Infidel EVIL CONSERVATIVE

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    17,252
    Thanks Received:
    3,170
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AMERITOPIA
    Ratings:
    +3,173
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeM7BmBwbpQ]Mayor Ray Nagin's Racist Comments - YouTube[/ame]
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. C_Clayton_Jones
    Offline

    C_Clayton_Jones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    41,543
    Thanks Received:
    8,933
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +23,869
    This sounds more like a school out of control, and is a troubling indictment of Broward County schools, not just the teacher.

    That some employees can be ‘fired on the spot’ doesn’t justify the action, and the teacher is entitled to some form of due process before disciplinary action or termination.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    I would wager that most people who read the title of the thread assumed that the teacher was white.

    Because in today's PC world only whites can be racist. :doubt:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. Crackerjack
    Offline

    Crackerjack Too sick for a cure

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,266
    Thanks Received:
    769
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Your momma's house
    Ratings:
    +772
    I'm not a big fan of the idea that teachers have a property interest in their jobs, either.
     

Share This Page