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Reply to "Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!"

"My point is simply that the same people who leap to the conclusion that he was being intentionally racist, use the n-word in everyday speech in a non-racist fashion. Italians don't call themelves whomps, Japanese people don't say Nip's, etc etc.""
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The teacher was wrong. I never use the word. I teach at the university/college level, and there many student's in the '13th' grade, who remain immature and oblivious to decorum. They curse, yell, shout, insult (I've had skinheads as students make all sorts of horrendous comments in my classes) me and so on. I struggle, (but win)in not responding in kind, because its unprofessional, it would get me fired, and if its a differing ethnic group,I make certain to only acquaint myself with deragatory cultural epithets, not use them. He was wrong, culturally insensitive, unprofessional and, obviously has exhausted his ability to competently 'control' his classroom.
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