Racist white Teacher Suspended for Punching 5-Year-Old Girl in the Face
A racist teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee has been suspended after being accused of punching a 5-year-old girl. The teacher, whom theschool district refuses to name, has not beenarrested, but an investigation by the MemphisPolice Department has begun.
Tiffany McConnell told WMC Action News 5 that she questioned her daughter, Payden, when she woke up one morning with a black eye after noticing puffiness the evening before. “I asked her what happened. She told me her teacher pushed her down and punched her, and I was devastated.”
Payden began kindergarten last week, and McConnell says the transition was difficult for her daughter. She told Fox Memphis, “My daughter said she was crying and screaming because she wanted to come home with me, and the teacher got mad because she wanted to go to the restroom again…and pushed her down and punched her.” She says the school’s principal told her another child also witnessed the incident.
McConnell will home school her daughter for the rest of the year. “My child is afraid to go back around theschool,” she explained.
The district plans to follow up with the allegations. Shelby County Schools said in a statement, “The District is investigating these allegations, and the teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”
These occurrences serve as reminders that we must listen to our black kids and know what’s going in their white racist controlled classrooms.
This is awful. God damn it. I want to know the name of the teacher who contributed to a climate where black children are taught from a young age not to like school because of racism. I can’t.
The scene in Ferguson turned violent once again on Monday night after repeated clashes between police and protesters.
Law enforcement officials said early Tuesday that they “came under heavy gunfire” and had arrested 31 people by the end of the evening, Reuters reports.
This shit is past ridiculous. How long does it go on; like damn.
Increased arrests…how long ago were people celebrating about peace in ferguson?
Monday on “Democracy Now,” host Amy Goodman spoke with Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, who claimed his organization sent a 13-person delegation to observe the protests and riots in Ferguson, MO because there is an “escalating human rights crisis.”
There can be no compromise with the foundations of exiting society - the system of commodity production; ideology in all it’s guises; the State; and the imposed divison of labour from leisure
We can legitimately say that in the process of oppression someone oppresses someone else; we cannot say that in the process of revolution someone liberates some else, nor yet that someone liberates himself, but rather that human beings in communion liberate each other.
"But even when the contradiction is resolved authentically by a new situation established by the liberated laborers, the former oppressors do not feel liberated. On the contrary, they genuinely consider themselves to be oppressed. Conditioned by the experience of oppressing others, any situation other than their former seems to them like oppression. Formerly,they could eat, dress, wear shoes, be educated, travel, and hear Beethoven; while millions did not not eat, had no clothes or shoes, neither studied nor travelled, much less listen to Beethoven. Any restriction on this way of life, in the name of rights of the community, appears to the former oppressors as a profound violationof their individual rights - although they had no respect for the millions who suffered and died of hunger, pain, sorrow, and despair. For the oppressors, "human beings" refers only to themselves; other people are "things." For the oppressors, there exists only one right: their right to live in peace, over against the right, not always even recognized, but simply conceded, of the oppressed to survival. And they make this concession only because the existence of the oppressed is necessary to their existence. " Paulo Freire in Pedagogy of the oppressed
Not infrequently, [students] call attention to “the danger of conscientização” in a way that reveals their own fear of freedom. Critical consciousness, they say, is anarchic. Other add that critical consciousness may lead to disorder. Some, however, confess: Why deny it? I was afraid of freedom. I am no longer afraid!
“Doubt regarding the effect of conscientização implies a premise which the doubter does not always make explicit: it is better for the victims of injustice not to recognize themselves as such. In fact, however, conscientização does not lead people to destructive fanaticism. On the contrary, by making it possible for people to enter the historical process as responsible Subjects, conscientização enrolls them in the search for self-affirmation and thus avoids fanaticism.”
Q:the klan has been there for days
5 People, 5 Minutes, 1 Phone Call to stop repression!
What can you do:
Please invite everyone you know! Call, email, fax or tweet the following people on Aug. 22, 25-27, Sept. 1st and 2nd and request they drop the charges and end repression against five *pro-migrant* people arrested at the Murrieta’s anti-immigration protests.
IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE, please call Assistant District Attorney Sean Lafferty at (951) 304-5400, and sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/223/100/522/drop-the-charges/ .
List of phone numbers (in order of priority):
1. Murrieta (Southwest) Assistant District Attorney Sean Lafferty: (951) 304-5400 ;Fax: (951)304-5405
2. Mayor Alan Long (951) 304-2489
3. Chief of Police Sean Hadden (951) 461-6365 ; Fax: (951) 696-3608
List of emails:
Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach email@example.com
Riverside DA office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested hashtags: #mymurrietapd or #murrietap or #murrietada
Riverside DA’s Office @rivcoda
Murrieta City Clerk @murrietaclerk
Murrieta PD @murrietapd
“I am calling on behalf of Jacqueline Sanchez, Salvador Chavez, Pouyan Bokaei, Jessica Rey and Janet Mathieson. I request that you drop all charges against these five people. Their peaceful participation in the July 4th protest in Murrieta was an exercise of their First Amendment Rights. In accordance with the governing authority of the United States Constitution, you are legally obligated to drop all charges against these individuals.”
'I am calling in regards to Jacqueline Sanchez, Salvador Chavez, Pouyan Bokaei, Jessica Rey and Janet Mathieson who were wrongfully arrested and brutalized by the Murrieta Police and Border Patrol. The police selectively targeted pro immigration people with violence and arrested them in support of anti-immigration protesters. Murrieta police were involved themselves in the protests and deliberately blocking the buses of migrant children- an act of white supremacist vigilantism. The Riverside District Attorney has violated their oath by aggressively charging the defendants with Lynching felonies. This is unacceptable. All charges should be dropped in the interest of justice.”
From the mayor, city council candidates, to the police and federal border patrol officers, multiple parties in Murrieta collaborated to block the buses and discriminate against child refugees.
Five people are currently facing charges as a result of participating AGAINST anti-immigration organizing in Murrieta, CA. After a live streamer was punched by an anti-immigrant protester, folks counter-protesting the anti-immigrant organizers decided to leave the hostile, right-wing dominant protest site. As these folks were leaving, they were physically and sexually assaulted by Murrieta Police Officers, these officers were also supported and backed by United States Border Patrol Officers and the Sheriff. Subsequently, five people were jailed and bail was set at $50,000. Each persyn is charged with a Felony lynching and a Misdemeanor Obstruction of Arrest. One persyn is also charged with assault of an officer.
The lynching charge is a law that was used to prosecute racist white vigilantes who would steal American Indians, Latinos and Africans from police custody and then lynch/murder them. Now it’s being used as a tool of police oppression against protestors to defend the interests of white racist anti immigration protesters. DROP THE CHARGES. END RACISM. SUPPORT RESISTANCE.
Solidarity with all those who face oppression and repression all around the world! Through the [in]justice systems, and intersecting hierarchies that build upon colonization- like borders, prisons and white-supremacist-capitalist-militarist-patriarchy, which support profit at the expense of humyn and all life. For a better free world.
Why is it that party resources are never invested alongside their communities? What can be said of their unapologetic focus on interacting with a specific “class conscious” demographic of the population?
I feel as though there is a large sea intersectional anti-capitalist organizers in countless local affinity groups, each with a unique sub-culture, yet there does not seem to be any consistent political space we can occupy to engage in critical discourse with professional revolutionaries?
How can we create safe spaces for critical dialogue about our immediate conditions?
He invited me to see him perform some Jazz at a cafe before asking me if I was part of an organization. I told him “I work with a small affinity group.”
(probably the most punk-rock thing I have ever said to a person.) Still, meeting him outside of the old radical occupation political landscape was a strong proof that vanguard parties tend to be perpetually in organizational decay. Here was a white-cis-male marxist political organizer who worked in several communities by engaging in direct action against bosses. His decision to leave the vanguard followed a large exodus of his comrades who were all predominantly queer people of color.
What can be said of an organizational method that cannot help but exhaust its members while alienating groups with intersectional subjective experiences that are marginalized in all hierarchical hetero-patriarchal spaces?