Oklahoman Teacher Gets Into Trouble After ‘To Be White Is To Be Racist’ Rant Went Viral

By Hasan Tariq, Parent Herald October 19, 06:59 pm
Protestors hold signs during a demonstration denouncing racist attacks against muslims on December 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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A high-school student in Oklahoma has risen up in detestation after her teacher uttered that "to be white is to be racist". The student claimed that the teacher was giving a lecture on how to heal the racial divide - what irony.

As soon as the student had all ears to what her instructor was uttering, she started to record the lecture. Stunned by what she was hearing, the student was immediately offended. So she pulled out her phone and started recording. After that she said, followed "Half of my family is Hispanic so I just felt like, you know, him calling me racist just because I'm white... I mean, where's your proof in that," the instructor exclaimed.

The entire segment of this lecture was recorded by the student. According to Fox News, the instructor was heard asking: "Am I racist? And I say 'Yea.' I don't want to be. It's not like I choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?"

Racist rhetoric has definitely taken an up-turn in today's societies, where it has become acceptable to demonize particular racial backgrounds as part of the school curriculum. While racism is an important subject to be dealt with at schools, it's also a sensitive subject that must not be spoken of without weighing the cost of ones words.

Dr. Joe Siano, the superintendent of Norman Public Schools, immediately addressed the issue after it had gone viral in the district. The Washington Post reports that he explained the situation that a teacher was trying to convey a variety of philosophical perspectives in ethics, race and culture to her students but couldn't manage her words properly.

Racial discrimination is a delicate topic to deal with. An instructor must ensure that he or she is teaching all philosophical perspectives objectively and void of any personal biases. Otherwise, there's a lot of controversial consequences that await those who don't respect these ethical parameters.

The philosophical domain doesn't mandate throwing personal opinions out on the floor. It's more about philosophical conceptions that stem out of certain ideologies or modes of thought which must be taught in all equality and unbiased-ly.

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