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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:09 AM

Georgia Teacher Tells Students Confederate Flag Means 'You Intend To Marry Your Sister'

Not the hero we deserve but the hero we need: A teacher in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave after sharing a hard truth about the Confederate flag.

Newsweek reports:

A teacher in Richmond County, Georgia, has been placed on administrative leave after showing students a picture of the Confederate flag with words that many deemed to be incendiary.

The teacher from Hephzibah High School, who has not been identified, shared the picture of the controversial flag with words that read: “A sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it like a white trash ‘Save the Date’ card.”

NBC News reports:

A Georgia high school teacher who allegedly presented the Confederate flag as “a sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister,” has been placed on leave.


[link:https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/10/georgia-teacher-tells-students-confederate-flag-means-you-intend-to-marry-your-sister/|]

Not a big fan of the use of white trash as a descriptor...but other than that? Seems about right..

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Reply Georgia Teacher Tells Students Confederate Flag Means 'You Intend To Marry Your Sister' (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 7 OP
Renew Deal Oct 7 #1
rampartc Oct 7 #2
Sherman A1 Oct 7 #4
whathehell Oct 7 #12
Sherman A1 Oct 7 #3
Soph0571 Oct 7 #5
Sherman A1 Oct 7 #6
rampartc Oct 7 #7
Soph0571 Oct 7 #11
Boomer Oct 7 #8
llmart Oct 7 #9
quickesst Oct 7 #10
pepperbear Oct 7 #13
DetlefK Oct 7 #14
TidalWave46 Oct 7 #15
Buckeyeblue Oct 7 #16
Doodley Oct 7 #17

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:12 AM

1. It's not fair

That they left out brother

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:13 AM

2. "white trash" is very classist

and the meme was inappropriate for school.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:17 AM

4. Agreed

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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:57 AM

12. I agree.. It's an ugly, class-ridden term.

and certainly not suitable for school.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:16 AM

3. Likely

not a career enhancing statement on the part of the teacher, despite the intentions.

I am not a fan of the Stars & Bars in any sense, but adding more fuel to the fire and giving Faux news yet another talking point isn't going to win over anyone.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:23 AM

5. As a grown up I know that is the sensible stance to take

But this is against a back drop of republican teachers pulling off outrageous shit... where pupils could be harmed by the potential violence they incite.. These seems pretty harmless in comparison.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:25 AM

6. I completely understand your point of view

and would like to believe that things such as this would be a good idea, but we both know that they simply are not so and offer no benefit but as mentioned adding fuel to the fire.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:31 AM

7. they think the "ghetto math quiz" and ebonics class jokes are funny.

in the day my e mail would be full of that trash from , I can't call them "co workers, more like "people who were paid to send rwnj e mail while I was working."

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:35 AM

8. This is NOT okay for a teacher

I'm not going to applaud any teacher who substitutes snideness for knowledge. That she did it "for our side" is the excuse each side uses.

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Response to Boomer (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:43 AM

9. +1

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:48 AM

10. it's not enough....

.... that the confederate flag is a symbol of racism that people all over the country, including the south, condemns. Now we are supposed to accept blatant lies as part of the argument against southerners? That teacher is no hero, and should be fired. Her bullshit is a slap in the face of every every person living in a Southern state whether they are a Democrat, Republican, or independent. Anyone who takes this crap to heart, and actually believes it, are as susceptible to lies born of willful ignorance as the most hardcore trump supporter. The statement in the article about "hard truth" is just about the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard in my life.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:08 AM

13. At "HA HAs" in Cleveland, yes. In a classroom, no. n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:18 AM

14. Why do US-citizens venerate a nation that attacked the US?

Not only were the Confederacy and the Union at war, it was the Confederacy who attacked first.

Does the US have memorials for the canadian soldiers of the war of 1812?
Does the US have memorials for the mexican soldiers of the war of 1846?
Does the US have memorials for the japanese kamikaze-pilots who attacked Pearl Harbor?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:20 AM

15. Shitty teacher removed.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:22 AM

16. I get what she was trying to get across but she completely missed an opportunity to be very specific

About what the civil war was about. Slavery. It wasn't about state rights. It was about wealthy people being able to use slave labor to make a monetary profit. It was an existential question this country would need to answer: were we going to allow one human being to own another.

In our little corner of Michigan we see a few trucks with the Confederate flag and some houses that fly it. I tell my kids that those people are advertising themselves as white supremacist and we will have nothing to do with them.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:18 AM

17. There are always some kids or parents or other teaching staff who have to complain when a teacher is

inspirational!

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