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Old 10-07-19, 11:28 AM
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Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbs...er-2019-10-05/

Hope that teacher gets right back to work.

Itís evidenced in the article that the school doesnít allow students to wear anything adorned with confederate flag, and at the same time they punish a teacher for ridiculing the flag. That doesnít add up.

Itís also fucking hysterical. The South amuses me.
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Old 10-07-19, 11:30 AM
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The dumbasses need to get over it, they lost the war. Let it fucking go!
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Old 10-07-19, 11:34 AM
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

Unless we believe that the confederacy is still alive and needs it's feelings defended, there should be no penalty for making any jokes about it.
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

On the one hand, the fact that "someone who likes the confederate flag was offended so this teacher needs to be put on leave" is utterly ridiculous.

On the other hand, I do think teachers should be held to a certain standard of conduct and they should not be posting jokes that involve incest in their classroom, regardless of who or what the brunt of the joke may be. And they probably shouldn't be engaging in mockery in general. With that in mind though, the reasonable response to this would be to tell the teacher to take it down and just give them a warning not to make crass jokes involving incest again. Putting them on leave seems like a "cancel culture" response, not a balanced response.
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Old 10-07-19, 11:58 AM
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

If this were an elementary school I’d probably agree. But junior high and high school I think the teacher should have autonomy in the classroom.

It was clearly done with a sense of humor.
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

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On the one hand, the fact that "someone who likes the confederate flag was offended so this teacher needs to be put on leave" is utterly ridiculous.

On the other hand, I do think teachers should be held to a certain standard of conduct and they should not be posting jokes that involve incest in their classroom, regardless of who or what the brunt of the joke may be. And they probably shouldn't be engaging in mockery in general. With that in mind though, the reasonable response to this would be to tell the teacher to take it down and just give them a warning not to make crass jokes involving incest again. Putting them on leave seems like a "cancel culture" response, not a balanced response.
Agreed. You can cover the negative issues that the Confederate flag represents without childish mockery. It's just not a good idea to present yourself in that way inside the classroom.
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I like it. It lets you know just who you are dealing with. What’s better? The teacher feeling mockery secretly in his heart about the flag and southerners who love it. Or him openly letting you know what he thinks.
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

Your also overlooking that flag lovers really do marry their cousins and siblings. It’s just science
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Your also overlooking that flag lovers really do marry their cousins and siblings. Itís just science
Reported. I want this guy suspended. I mean, he's telling the truth statistically and all but I expect DVD Talk Legends to be held to a higher standard.
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Agree, talk about why the flag is bullshit but do it in a professional manner. Hope she doesn't get fired but I would say she deserved at least some disciplinary action
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

Interesting subtopic:

My assumption is that the teacher is a male. The article doesn’t say. It’s interesting how we perceive these things.
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

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Reported. I want this guy suspended. I mean, he's telling the truth statistically and all but I expect DVD Talk Legends to be held to a higher standard.
I agree. I don't care if it was a typo... using your when he should have used you're should be a one-month suspension at minimum. Six months if we're being real.
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Re: Teacher our on leave for making disparaging joke about confederate flag

It's right there in the linked article: " A high school teacher in Georgia was placed on administrative leave after allegedly posting a message in her classroom..."

Added to the your/you're faux pas and you're swing and a miss twice Mabuse.

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