Saturday, November 13, 2010

Real Life Conversations at School: Racial Profiling edition

The backstory: I teach a rather cantankerous Government class this year; one with rather wily homework habits.   So I was reminding folks that the next homework was due Friday and I was further reinforcing that late assignments would not do. 

Me:  You people aren't pulling any fast ones this time around.  The assignments are due Friday, by which I mean FRIDAY.

Student X:  "You people?"  That's racist.

And before I could say a thing, we all heard this:

Student R:  That's not racist.  There's a bunch of white people in this room.

Student R is not white.  Neither is she ever late with her homework.  We all burst into laughter.

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