BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO.
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking
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He didn’t even know The Equalizer came out last weekend.
When Aister arrived on the scene, the group had surrounded their victim. So, like any good teacher should do, she stepped in to protect the student from the bullies.
“He was called the n-word, ‘monkey,’ and ‘coon,’” Aister said during an interview with KNXV. And then she made it clear to the bullies that she wouldn’t let their actions continue.
If you’re picking on him, you’re picking on me. It’s not five against one, it’s five against two, and there will be no more taunting, teasing or racial names.
However, in what seems to be a plot to get revenge against Aister for getting their racist kids in trouble, parents accused her of threatening their poor innocent children and calling them names. In the end, Aister got fired and the racist kids apparently got off scot free.
The Fountain Hills Unified School District board voted to terminate Aister during a hearing on Monday and then quickly scattered like a bunch of rats having a spotlight shined on them as the petty parents cheered.
Here’s the video via Raw Story.
All Pam Aister did is defend a black student against a group of racist bullies who clearly intended to harm him, and rather than punish the students, school officials punished the teacher instead. Of course, this is Arizona we’re talking about, after all. You know, the state that once refused to recognize Martin Luther King Day and recently passed a law legalizing racial profiling? Yeah, that state.
The parents of these racist students claim that Aister told the bullies to “shut up” and made a comment about a student’s “ugly face.” That’s what they’re actually complaining about. That’s why they got Aister fired.
As a person who worked as an educator for a period of time, I can say that I’ve heard teachers tell kids to shut up. Even as a student, I can recall teachers doing the same thing. It happens. But none of them ever lost their job for it, nor should they have. As for the alleged “ugly face” comment, if these parents and school officials have a bigger problem with that than they do with the vicious racist names the bullies were hurling at a black student, they have seriously screwed up priorities.
Pam Aister should be back in the classroom teaching. Instead, she represents a reason why people will stay away from the education profession. What’s the point of being a teacher if you will be fired for trying to stop racism and bullying? It’s as if the school district actually wanted Aister to let the poor black kid get pummeled and verbally assaulted. Maybe that’s exactly what they expected her to do, and that is a truly frightening thought.
Move over, Janelle.
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When I realized that I wasn’t blending in effortlessly, I had to sort of to reevaluate things for myself. I had to begin to think about and I’ve begin to own this transgender thing. It became something that I had to say, "Well, this is who I am." (x)
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