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    Black Female NY Spanish Teacher FIRED For Using The Word "NEGRO"

    Are hyper-sensitive people ruling this nation now? If ANYONE is offended by ANYTHING, is that just cause for action?Fired for word: 'Negro' in Spanish class

    Fired for word 'negro'? A Bronx teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for using the word 'negro' in class. 'Negro' is the Spanish word for the color black.One of the first lessons one learns in English class is that context is everything. The same holds true in Spanish.
    Take the case of Petrona Smith. She says in a lawsuit that she was fired from teaching at Bronx PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported that she'd used the "N" word, according to The New York Post.
    'Negro.'
    Smith doesn't deny using the word. But she argues that everyone uses it, when speaking Spanish. She was teaching the Spanish words for different colors, and the color "black" in Spanish is "negro." She also taught the junior high school students, in this bilingual school, that the Spanish term for black people is "moreno." And by the way, Smith, who is from the West Indies, is black.
    Context is everything.Fired for word: 'Negro' in Spanish class
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppedUpLiver View Post
    Are hyper-sensitive people ruling this nation now? If ANYONE is offended by ANYTHING, is that just cause for action?Fired for word: 'Negro' in Spanish class

    Fired for word 'negro'? A Bronx teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for using the word 'negro' in class. 'Negro' is the Spanish word for the color black.One of the first lessons one learns in English class is that context is everything. The same holds true in Spanish.
    Take the case of Petrona Smith. She says in a lawsuit that she was fired from teaching at Bronx PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported that she'd used the "N" word, according to The New York Post.
    'Negro.'
    Smith doesn't deny using the word. But she argues that everyone uses it, when speaking Spanish. She was teaching the Spanish words for different colors, and the color "black" in Spanish is "negro." She also taught the junior high school students, in this bilingual school, that the Spanish term for black people is "moreno." And by the way, Smith, who is from the West Indies, is black.
    Context is everything.Fired for word: 'Negro' in Spanish class
    stupid overreaction, but according to NY Post article you linked to, everything should be back to normal after they review the complaint and the teacher will be reinstalled.

    PS. I have read two of your top posts and noticed your interesting certain fixation on a certain themes. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuri zhivago View Post
    stupid overreaction, but according to NY Post article you linked to, everything should be back to normal after they review the complaint and the teacher will be reinstalled.

    PS. I have read two of your top posts and noticed your interesting certain fixation on a certain themes. Hmmm...
    What theme? New York teachers? Gun control? My windows?


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    What theme? New York teachers? Gun control? My windows?

    The theme is PC running rampant. Some folks love to pull one of these, though:


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    Quote Originally Posted by yuri zhivago View Post
    PS. I have read two of your top posts and noticed your interesting certain fixation on a certain themes. Hmmm...
    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppedUpLiver View Post
    What theme? New York teachers? Gun control? My windows?

    BTW... Here's a link to every thread I have ever started in this group... http://politicalhotwire.com/search.php?searchid=351803

    In your decerebrate opinion, is there any "certain fixations" on "certain themes" that you can come up with?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppedUpLiver View Post
    BTW... Here's a link to every thread I have ever started in this group... http://politicalhotwire.com/search.php?searchid=351803

    In your decerebrate opinion, is there any "certain fixations" on "certain themes" that you can come up with?

    Shit! Thought I was done drinking. Pour another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuri zhivago View Post
    stupid overreaction, but according to NY Post article you linked to, everything should be back to normal after they review the complaint and the teacher will be reinstalled.

    PS. I have read two of your top posts and noticed your interesting certain fixation on a certain themes. Hmmm...
    Hey Yuriy, Didn't take you long to figure out the law of the land here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Bandera View Post
    Hey Yuriy, Didn't take you long to figure out the law of the land here.


    He should be banned for being Yuri, not for being Oscar, don't you agree?

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