"Sometimes I just want to handcuff him to the table," was the description of his Science teacher. "I just hate him," barked his Math teacher. "He… is... just… so... un-teachable," according to the assistant principal.
How are we describing our students?? Naw, that is too nice of a way to say that. How about… WHAT THE FUCK?? I cannot stand this monsterization of our young black men.
Handcuff to the fucking table?? Handcuff?? Naw yo, its you.. You don't know how to reach him. You don't know how to handle your stupid classroom. You don't know shit about young black men.
You hate him? That is no way to talk about a child. You hate him? This is a personal attack!. Personal and inappropriate. How can you be an effective teacher when you are devoting all of that negative energy towards him??
Un-teachable? Naw bitch- you are just incompetent.
It disgusts me to think that my colleagues think that it is acceptable to speak about children in this manner. Don't they know of the racial, historical, and social implications of a white man talking about handcuffing a black boy? The racial undertones of my colleagues are making me sick to my stomach. My militancy is itching to get out. With Jena 6 lingering in my mind and with the racist teachers that I'm working with, my revolutionary agenda might just come to center stage.