In the video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times since it was posted by a parent on Facebook Wednesday, the teacher is seen dragging a male student by the hood out of a classroom before proceeding to hurl insults at the rest of the class.
“You’re idiots!” the teacher, who is white, is heard shouting at the room full of mostly black middle schoolers at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School in West Baltimore. “You have the chance to get an education, but you want to be a punk-a** n***** who’s gonna get shot.”
One student can be heard pleading with the teacher to “stop saying that,” as she continues to call the class “stupid” and threatens to give them “zeros for doing nothing.”
By Thursday, officials with the Baltimore City Public School district confirmed that “a middle school science teacher at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School engaged in verbally abusive behavior and made racially charged comments directed at students,” and that “the teacher involved in the incident is no longer employed by City Schools.”
The school district’s statement went on to state that “at Baltimore City Public Schools, we are committed to creating positive and equitable learning environments in school communities where all members are welcome, supported, and valued. No form of discriminatory behavior of any kind is or will be tolerated.”
Ok as a parent of black people and being a black person myself at first I’m like wtf!?! But after watching the video I’m like, STOP ACTING LIKE DUMB UNEDUCATED NIGGAS! This teacher told the truth. She spoke from her heart. She was angry and hurt. She’s been sitting in this class watching these hooded idiots sit there and refuse the FREE EDUCATION given to them and she got fed up.
I was a kid before and I know how terrible children I’m school are. They suck! I went to a predominantly all black school for a little while and OMG! I had this teacher in the 9th grade. Her name was Mrs Sweeney. She had this long hair and these kids would tug on it. They were extremely rude. I remember a kid punching her in the face, they kicked her. Yes she was white. She was the sweetest lady but those guys were straight up dummies. All she was doing was TRYING to do her job and they gave her hell for it.
Look yall know I don’t care what you think. The teacher was wrong for the location That she used the word Nigga. Nigga is a word that so many people use of ALL RACES, ESPECIALLY BLACK PEOPLE. I say that shit every day.
I don’t see why we need to tell grown as folks what they can and cannot say. If my kids came home and said, my teacher called us Stupid Niggas, lol omg I don’t know what I would do.
If you heard some of the names I call my kids, oh goodness. Listen, call a spade a spade. A lot of these kids are stupid and they are dummies. And they act like idiots. Personally, I’d like to be the only one who verbally abuses my kids. The kid she kicked out of class. You can clearly hear her saying IF YOU ARENT GOING TO DO ANYTHING, GET OUT OF MY CLASS! What’s wrong with that?
I can tell with how rowdy they are in the video that they don’t respect her at all. And it may be because she is WHITE. Black kids grow up differently and you really have to know your audience. I can tell by the way these kids look, they are ghetto as fuck. My kids werent ghetto. They have me as their mom. But everyone grows up differently and in different communities. They talk to each other in a certain way. This teacher was trying to get through to them on THEIR level. She truly cares about those kids and this was a last resort. Sometimes we use reverse psychology on people to try and strike up change. That’s all this was. My mom called us niggas. It was used easily in my house growing up. I’m not saying its right or wrong, its just a word.
There is a difference. Nigger and Nigga do NOT mean the same thing. I think this teacher said Nigger. She wasn’t being racist at all. She was talking to black people. Rappers say it. It’s very common. Why is she banned from saying it because of the color of her skin? That don’t make no damn sense.
Let me ask this. What if it was a black man or woman teacher who said it? Would you feel differently? If you’re ok with a black person saying it to the kids, that’s wrong. Right? Double standard. I don’t call white people crackers. But if I see one with that stupid racist attitude towards me, YEP I’ll go there. From my understanding Nigger means IGNORANT. AND the Irish were called Niggers before blacks were. Every race has a negative epithet attached to it.
Native Americans TONTO
Blacks NIGGAS OR NIGGERS
Whites Cracker, Pale Face, Honkey lol I know a lot of these
Mexicans, Beamers, wet backs
You get the point?
EVERY black person goes through the shock of being called a Nigger. That shit hurts, AT FIRST. lol after that, WE OWN IT BITCH. We took that nigger and turned it to nigga and made millions off of it. My Nigga My Nigga. We love it!
Yeah there’s some perfect people out there who say, DONT SAY THAT WORD ! WELL ok I’ll just say Mother fucker instead.
This teacher shouldn’t have said it at all. I’m not mad about it. She is cool in my eyes. But the school has rules and unfortunately they were right to fire her. I wish her good luck.
- If I were her I would never teach teenagers again. I can not stand teenagers. I do not like teenagers. If I were her I would go to teaching kindergarteners, maybe kindergarten 1st 2nd 3rd… but nothing over 3rd grade. The teachers just like me. She has a smart mouth and she has a temper and if I was teaching those children I guarantee you I would be in jail. Because one smart word to me and I’m busting you right in the mouth. I have zero tolerance for disrespect.
- A teacher’s responsibility is to go to school and teach children. Her job or his job is to educate them. Teachers should not be subjected to verbal abuse or physical abuse. They are human beings and they deserve respect. And a lot of children do not respect their teachers. They realize that they are in a position of power and that the teacher literally can’t do anything so they take advantage of it.
- A teacher Must understand that they are held to a higher standard and that they must learn how to control their words, control their attitudes, and control their temper. This teacher clearly lost control of this classroom.
- Black people, shut up and get over it. Maybe if you taught those little unruly ingrates how to behave at home and you told them about respect and discipline maybe the teacher wouldn’t have to go off on them. Maybe if you did your job as their parents maybe the teacher would not have to go off on them and tell them about themselves. A lot of you guys use school as day care. You don’t even see any homework or report cards or anything from the kids. You see your little boy walk out to school with no backpack or nothing. What the fuck you think he’s doing in class? Typical ghetto ass hood rat mom getting upset that somebody corrected her little thug. You need to be glad and you need to be grateful that somebody put that boy in his place.
LET me tell you what I heard my mom say when I was a little girl she said this to my brothers. Who of course are all older than me. She said either you are going to do what I tell you to do OR you going to do what that white man tell you to do in the jailhouse.
When you disrespect your parents and other quality authority, you fuck yourself. Never despise discipline or corrections.