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Posted on July 8, 2019 6:34 am
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SyWaLu
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Black Face
A group of students showed up today wearing black face to my classroom. I immediately sent them to the bathroom to wash it off and sent a letter home.
The principal has called for an assembly to discuss the severity of their actions and I feel moved to give my testimony.
As a new teacher, would that be wise?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 7, 2019 9:21 pm

ePuzej
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I think this would be very wise. it is important for our students to know why this behavior was not okay
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Posted October 9, 2019 11:47 am

ePyguj
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Definitely! They were your students and it is important for them to know why their actions were extremely inappropriate and racist.
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Posted October 13, 2019 7:48 pm

ugyqyd
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I agree with your solution and think it is a great way to solve the issue. Students may not be aware of the severity of their actions and should know the history behind blackface and why it is wrong.
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Solution 4
Posted October 14, 2019 1:19 am

Samantha Rey
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What do you mean by testimony? I definitely think you should speak about how wrong it is and why you as a teacher will not stand for that kind of behavior. Make sure you advocate for any students who may have felt uncomfortable and let them know that your classroom is to be a safe space. It is very smart you got admin involved. Good luck!
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Posted October 14, 2019 1:57 am

guXyLy
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I think that is a very good idea. The issue is being addressed school wide, but because it is happening in your classroom I think it will help students understand there will be no tolerance in your classroom.
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