Category Archives: Education

Blackface-Wearin’ White Students: Principal is Like, ‘Oh, They Don’t Mean Anything By It’

Blackface students

*Talk about being clueless. When a group of teen girls from Sullivan High School ran onto the football field on November 5 for a powder-puff game, school principal Jennifer Schmidt recalls her gut reaction was, “Oh my gosh.”

“And then I thought, ‘Oh, they don’t mean anything by it. Just let it go. No one thinks anything of it.’ I didn’t think anyone did,” says Schmidt.

“Evidently, someone did.”

Ya think.

Photos taken during the game and later posted on Facebook show twelve members of the senior class wearing full-blown blackface. The reactions to the photos have been rippling within the small town of Sullivan (60 miles southwest of St. Louis) ever since.

That close to St. Louis? Of all places to not think anything of it.

While you would think these young whites would know better by now; and their school principal would have a clue about these types of things, Schmidt remarks how “very embarrassed and shocked” the students are “at some of the responses they’ve gotten, because I think some people had some stuff on Facebook and got the wrong intention.”

Seriously? Continue reading

Study Shows ‘Black’ Label More Negative Than ‘African American’ to Whites

AASD_photos_v3

*According to new research, different images and perceptions are conjured up in the minds of white folk when a person is identified as ‘Black’ versus ‘African American.’

White Americans are fine with African Americans, but Blacks are a completely different story.

The new study appeared in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, where Emory University’s Erika Hall led a team of researchers who argue that “the racial label ‘black’ evokes a mental representation of a person with lower socioeconomic status than the racial label ‘African-American.’” Continue reading

NC Teacher, Cynthia Ramsey, Shares ‘Bucket List’ With Class: ‘I Would Kill All Black People’ (Watch!)

 

"I would kill all black people if I only had 10 days to live" is what Kimberly Ashcraft allegedly told her math class.
“I would kill all black people if I only had 10 days to live” is what Cynthia Ramsey allegedly told her math class, according to parent Kimberly Ashcraft, pictured above.

*OK, so let me get this straight so that I can accurately pass it on to you: We all know what a “Bucket List” is right?

For those who may not, its a list of things you may have never gotten to do, but really want to do before you die. For example, you may want to visit Paris or Spain or Africa; you may want to hit the lotto, or even teach school. Well, when one North Carolina teacher was sharing her Bucket List to students, she allegedly told them that she would kill all black people if she only had one week to live.

Add to that, she has since returned to class. Continue reading

‘You Actin’ Too Darn Grown’ – Daddy Puts 10-Year Old on Blast Big Time

On Blast1

*Hey, one dads recipe against a potentially greater disaster might not suit all tastes, but he may be on to something that may prove much more effective than a good old fashioned butt-whipping. When he caught his 10-year-old daughter passing herself off online as a teenager, he not only went ballistic – he jumped into action. She may not be smiling now – as evidenced in the photos above – but she’s safe.

So much has changed over the years, and much of it is the result of technology. With the touch of a button and a wee bit of imagination, your message, true or false, can reach millions.

In this new viral universe, a wallflower can be the most popular guy in school. A woman can be the most handsome man in the world; and a child in elementary school can now be a teenager…without actually going through the development process.

Oh yeah, about that… Continue reading

Teacher Has Sexual Relations With Her 17-Year-Old Student…First Day on the Job!

A disgraced Symone Greene leaves building with a relative
A disgraced Symone Greene leaves building with a relative

 

*Symone Greene, a 22-year-old woman who was hired to fill in for the planned absence of an English teacher at a D. C. Charter school is in a whole lot of trouble today. She has been charged with allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old student in the classroom.

The student admits to flirting with the young substitute teacher and giving her his cellphone number. But it was soon after, when she initiated the texts to him, that things got “kinky.” Continue reading

Native American Women Have Shown Us Through Their Contributions That Their Place In History Is Well-Deserved

Maria Tallchief is just one of the 100+ Native American women celebrated in author K Schallers new book
Maria Tallchief was considered America’s first major prima ballerina. She is one of 100+ Native American women celebrated in author KB Schaller’s new book, “100+ Native American Women Who Changed The World”

 

*Generally when we think of Native American women and their contributions to history and society, Pocahontas and Sacajawea come to mind. That is, until this groundbreaking book by Cherokee/Seminole heritage author KB Schaller, M.Ed., 100+ Native American Women Who Changed The World. Warriors, educators, an aerospace pioneer, a Catholic saint…100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World is a stellar collection of historical and contemporary women of indigenous heritage who have contributed to the survival and success of their families, communities – and the United States of America. This book is destined to be in classrooms throughout the country. Continue reading

Are Women More Likely to Become Marijuana-Addicted Than Men?

smokeblackgirl

*Women, you may want to think twice before going toe-to-toe with your man while lighting one up to wind down, after your work-day hustle.

I’m not saying there has been tons of research done to back up the claim that drugs affect men and women differently, but with the legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana breaking down walls in states all across the country, now may be a good time for you to understand how THC affects a woman’s body chemistry specifically.

Researchers at Washington State University claim to have  found evidence that suggests females may build up a tolerance to marijuana more easily than males do.

“It’s not entirely predictive, but if you become rapidly tolerant to a drug, you may be at greater risk for developing an addiction,” Professor Rebecca Craft, chair of the psychology department at WSU and lead researcher of the study, told HuffPost. (She also noted that tolerance by itself does not define drug dependence and that tolerance is only one characteristic of addiction.)

The pain-relieving effects of the main component in marijuana, THC, was the focus of the study which was done on male and female rats; who were said to make good subjects, because, like humans, rats have an ovulation cycle (albeit one that occurs every four to five days instead of 28), and they experience similar ovarian hormone fluctuations, which affect pain

Continue reading

‘Feminist Thinker’ Insulted When Second Grade Teacher Rejected ‘Vagina Cookies’

We think the cookies may have looked like this since we didn't get an actual photo of the real ones.
The cookies may have looked like this, but no actual photo of the real one was shown.

 

*Some things are just too ridiculous not to share. Ya feel me?

Take a mother named “Autumn Lily Speaker” (not her real name, thank goodness). A post on Reddit tells a story about how she, a self-proclaimed feminist, baffled one teacher after she brought a tray of vagina cookies in for the teacher to share with her daughter’s second-grade class. (Note: The picture above is not the actual cookies. But they might have looked like it.)

Reddit user JPStudly, a friend of the teacher, got permission to share her first-person account in a post published two days ago. With only a screen shot of an email and no real names or locations, the story seems far-fetched but wouldn’t you know, it’s exploding on Reddit with more than 4,000 comments. “Angry Feminist Vagina Cookie Mom” is quickly becoming the latest viral sensation. Continue reading