Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children -Malcolm X
Gin Carter, a Black mother, was appalled after her daughter brought back school materials from Encompass Academy in California that had the word n*gger printed without being censored. She really drives the point home when she asks the administration to say the word. Of course, the white administrator doesn’t say it, saying instead, “I don’t particularly choose to say it.” Carter responded immediately, “Then why is it being taught, printed and handed, if you cannot even personally say it…” Carter points out that the teacher apologized to her daughter but asked if the teacher had apologized to the rest of the class. Carter does a fantastic job of advocating for herself and her daughter and getting the administration to be receptive to the issues she raised.
Hopefully this school responds positively to the feedback and makes real changes. We’re not holding our breath though. This woman presents herself as someone who wants to be reasonable and is open to feedback. But this isn’t brand new. It’s the word n*gger. It’s pretty simple. Don’t say it, don’t print it, etc. If you’re going to discuss it, use asterisks and model substitution and dealing with the word in a responsible way. White people have a real addiction to that word though. Although this is super easy, you can’t get white people to abide by it because they are so used to having every privilege and aren’t used to being told no.
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