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u/mindfulskeptic420 7d ago

Larry David: "No no no, I'm quoting what they said"

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u/Smaskifa 7d ago

What did you just fix your mouth to say?!

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u/ShitKingShitPussy9 7d ago

You bald son of a bitch!

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u/Papa_Emeritus_IIII 7d ago

"Leon! Larry said N***a!".

"Git the fuck outta here. Ya done fucked up, Larry!

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u/annies_boobs_eyes 7d ago

LD bringing the ruckus!

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u/Ymir24 7d ago

I put it in quotation marks!!

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u/DeapVally 7d ago

Well, it's better than an appropriate Michael Richards quote I guess.... Definitely had some words to say on this subject before.

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u/PingPing88 7d ago Wholesome

I think any word should be okay to say when you're quoting something, talking about the word itself, or it's part of a narrative. It's different to call someone that word. I also think it's silly to censor words because anyone who isn't a child will know what word you're saying and will think about the word uncensored in their head.

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u/BluntzLightYear 7d ago

Room full of children

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u/phizzlek 7d ago Helpful

He reminds me of this guy

"I put the H on it to emphasise, it's niggahhhh"

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u/OG_wanKENOBI 7d ago

"Can you lend a niggah a pencil." Is the funniest dumbest shit ever.

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u/turtle3721 7d ago

Hell yeah I laughed so hard when he said that lol. Wouldn’t expect Flanders to be so funny!

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u/No-Patient 7d ago

Yep I about lost it there.

"upon reflection thats not good"

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u/thedeadlydude 7d ago

I don’t even think that guy was racist lol, just confused

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u/ComradeCrowbar 7d ago

Yeah, I feel bad for the dude. He was probably just trying to be cool with his students, but in a completely ill-thought out way.

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u/laiod 7d ago

I feel like if he genuinely felt hate towards the student, he wouldn’t have done that interview. Doubt he would use the word after the incident though.

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u/IAmA_Lannister 6d ago

He said it like 15 times in the interview lol. Clearly doesn’t have much remorse.

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u/thatboyaintrite 6d ago

He's clearing that ni**a air tho

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u/Uumm_wat 7d ago

Im confused.. So.. white guys listen to NWA. black guys listen to N!&&4$ With Attitude. ??

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u/itcAnwezzy 7d ago

"Can you lend a nia a fry?" "Idk is a nia gonna give it back?" Is the funniest Boondocks quote ever

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u/BleueBlancRed 7d ago

“If I were to piss on you right now would you A, smile and ask for more; or B, get the hell out of the way?”

Followed by

“Oh yes! The victim. At what point does personal responsibility become a factor in this equation? I see piss comin' I run. She saw piss comin' she stayed. And why should I miss out on the next R. Kelly album just fo' that?”

Are Riley’s most memorable quotes.

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u/Throwaway021614 7d ago

Holy shit, I thought it was going to be some College Humor skit.

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u/DaleDimmaDone 7d ago

Thought I was watching an episode of the boondocks for a second there

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u/OG_wanKENOBI 7d ago

Might as well be hahaha

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u/Batman0127 7d ago

it was

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u/Soquidus5000 7d ago

Tbh, we just watched the source material.

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u/wickedspork 7d ago

Aw man! I just made a comment referencing this thinking no one would remember it. So glad to see it's the second comment! This video is an internet classic

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u/OG_wanKENOBI 7d ago

I saw this like over 10 years ago and my friend will still occasionally just randomly text me this haha

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u/wickedspork 7d ago

I was a freshman in high school when it happened. Seems like yesterday though

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u/kejartho 7d ago

Man, making me feel old. That video was posted in 2006 which is 15 years ago now.

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u/wickedspork 7d ago

It was literally half my life ago lol

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u/TheFemiFactor 7d ago

The Boondocks led me to that gem.

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u/DirtyWizardsBrew 7d ago

"The Boondocks" is THE gem.

I'll never forget the show's original run back in the day, seeing every episode for the first time on Adult Swim and being blown away at the mastery of each episode. I'm glad I encountered it in my formative year, because I think it had the biggest effect.

One of the greatest shows of all time. Roaringly hilarious, bitingly witty, profound, and at times touching; often times in the span of a single episode (Riley Was Here's ending was a beautiful tearjerker).

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u/imsals 7d ago

You inspired me to look into this..... and it's hilarious!

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u/anivex 7d ago

The boondocks did a whole episode with Fred Willard voicing that guy and it’s pure gold.

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u/llDurbinll 7d ago

Looks like they just copied the interview of that teacher then. lol

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u/_iSh1mURa 7d ago

That’s exactly what they did. They did that multiple times. Remember the Lamilton deshawn bit? That pulled that from real news too

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u/Fullertonjr 7d ago

And the booty warrior.

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u/D14BL0 7d ago

And the chicken shortage.

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u/RobertdBanks 7d ago

Are you sure? This requires more detective work 🕵️‍♀️

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u/I_aim_to_sneeze 7d ago

That show was amazing at capturing the culture at that time. Feels weird to say, because to me, it wasn’t all that long ago, but a lot has changed in 15 years.

In 2005, lots of white people had felt like they’d “solved” racism, and it was a thing of the past, just because there wasn’t a lot of “overt” 60’s style racism anymore. The boondocks was one of the few things that showed me it wasn’t a cut and dried thing, and even people with supposedly good intentions were still perpetuating stereotypes.

Back when the real story that this episode was based on broke, I felt a little bad for the guy, because it seemed like he was trying to connect with his student, and didn’t have much of a manual to work off of. He also seemed genuinely remorseful and wanting to learn from his mistake. How in the actual FUCK a teacher does this in 2021 (and it doesn’t even seem like a fair comparison, because the teacher in the video above is doing something much different) is beyond me. If you don’t have even the most tenuous grasp on what is appropriate language to use while shaping young minds, you do not deserve to teach.

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u/TheFuckYouTalkinBout 7d ago

This is old but I completely forgot the deadpan camera shots of the black reporter while the teacher goes through his rant LMAO. Yeah it's normal for reporters but the comedic effect is gold

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u/nuvio 7d ago

I will never forget this shit. Boondocks made a parody of it that's also pretty hilarious but the og clip is good.

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u/LegacyAngel 7d ago

As an afro latino man that watched the boondocks episode the day it was released, i will always say that this dude was mostly right. He shouldn't have said the word, but the kid was straight up lying.

The boondocks episode is honestly perfect

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u/limblesslizard 7d ago

The way they weaved reality into the themes of the show is just genius writing. They doubled down on the absurdity of the teacher, but also called into question the truthfulness of the student by having Riley portray him. As soon as you saw Riley with the over-sized glasses and meek attitude, you knew he'd be channeling his grandfather and lying through his teeth. As a whole the show was masterful satire: it made you relate to the opinions and behaviours of the main characters, and then made you wonder if you should be relating. Apart from Huey being an obvious Mary Sue, the writing of the first three seasons was fantastic

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u/LegacyAngel 7d ago

Huey isn't a Mary Sue. He is supposed to be uncompromising black progressive that doesn't do anything really.

You can see his character flaws in the rare episodes that Riley is right.

He is basically a critique on near hotep types that tend to be right but will never be listened by the black community because they don't understand people (see how he treats Jasmine, that isn't a Mary Sue).

You can see this in the 3rd season when he pretty much gives up on the revolution.

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u/chmod-007-bond 7d ago

The Obama episode for example.

But I brought no blade, no pipe, no bat.

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u/LegacyAngel 7d ago

i am so glad people still like boondocks enough to have this in their pocket lmao.

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u/BackmarkerLife 7d ago

Boondocks had me since they radicalized Jar Jar Binks

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u/LegacyAngel 7d ago

can i get some context? what is the mississippi thing?

edit: lmao it is a response to this

https://www.gocomics.com/boondocks/1999/07/04

and this

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-jul-11-cl-54792-story.html

FUCKING LMAOOOOOOOOOO

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u/nuvio 7d ago

To be fair he tried to justify his action saying "it was what he was trained to do" and then back pedaled to the position that he needs help after the school stated that is not in their training.

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u/SignificantBear1735 7d ago

This guy is great

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u/PrimitiveAlienz 7d ago

i think there is a big difference between idocy like in op's video and naivety like with this guy. both can be potentialy harmful but with the second guy you can work and his mistake is easily correctable.

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u/maxreverb 7d ago

He just keeps going, don't he

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u/steboy 7d ago

“I’m cured! I’m never going to say <says it again> again!”

Incredible.

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u/TheUnsightlyLocks 7d ago

Him holding up the paper with the two n words and the camera cutting to the black reporter interviewing him is just amazing television in general.

It's so good.

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u/WWTDD3000 7d ago

Like it'd be on a show like The Office or Parks and Recs

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u/Timewarp859 7d ago

This is one of the all time greats, it's been a while since I have seen it

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u/Mr_Stillian 7d ago

Wow this is a throwback

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u/jUnKiE-fOr-bEaTs 7d ago

The Boondocks episode on this is amazing.

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u/imdownwithdat 7d ago

His heart is in the right place honestly. This is also sacred internet content.

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u/canefieldroti 7d ago

Straight out of the Boondocks

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u/omegaxend 7d ago

I was just thinking that lmfaoo

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u/KingVape 7d ago

Which was real btw

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u/Da_Turtle 7d ago

Same with the kid who smokes wid cigawettes

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u/AutoModAccountOpUrk 7d ago edited 7d ago

They did the episode after this. It's the same scenes but with the boondocks. Wrote itself. It's linked in the tread.

Edit. I mean the other time this exact thing happened. Not the last time. The time before last. Y"all messed up my internal monologue to external reddit tread.

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u/TripleTraple 7d ago

Not after this one though, right? Dude got a mask on and everything

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u/AutoModAccountOpUrk 7d ago

No haha not this one

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u/InternetSpeaks 7d ago

Here's the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uvJzr0zZvk

Here's the boondocks reference: https://youtu.be/kKHzEYaNSbE

Ayyyyyyy

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u/SterbenLotus 7d ago

Asking the real questions here.

HOW DOES a niggah borrow a fry??!? NIGGAH YOU FINNA GIVE IT BACK?

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u/delamerica93 7d ago

There it is

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u/-FeistyRabbitSauce- 7d ago

Goddamn I forgot how fucking funny Boondocks is.

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u/DiegoCa87 7d ago edited 7d ago

It’s leviOsa, not levioSA

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u/luxii4 7d ago

I have a teacher neighbor that teaches Huckleberry Finn in his class and it has the n-word dispersed in the book. He use to have everyone change it to n-word when read aloud but he thought he was changing the book too much by doing that so he started using post-it’s in his book so when it appears, he would read the passage. He said it was his cross to carry not theirs and have a big explanation of it before they start the unit. This worked for him until this year when the Purple for Parents folks went after banned books so now he can’t teach that book.

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u/CrumpledForeskin 7d ago

The purple for fucking what now?

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u/Puterman 7d ago

Apparently some horrifying Indiana organization that advocates censorship, sounds very Pence-y

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u/daaaaawhat 7d ago

From their Website:

We work to bring awareness of and stop the conditioning/grooming of vulnerable children from all programs including Comprehensive Sexual Education and Social Emotional Learning

Bunch of Christian Fruitcakes

Sexual Education, what a harmful thing isn’t it

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u/BuddaMuta 7d ago edited 7d ago Helpful

Social Emotional Learning

"If people know how to process their emotions and empathize with others they'll stop voting Republican!"

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u/kandel88 7d ago

Lol only cons could see emotional growth as a bad thing

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u/EdgeCityRed 7d ago

Might start carin' about the poor!

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u/helen269 7d ago

That's a paddlin'.

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u/evilyou 7d ago

That one stuck out to me too. Wtf even is "social emotional learning?" That's a new buzzword to me. Seems like as human animals we'd want a society that was a little more emotionally learned.

Lotta grown ups throwing tantrums and screaming like little kids these days.

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u/CupsOfSalmon 7d ago

Social emotional learning is actually a pretty common turn of phrase in the world of public education. At its core premise, it means we teach children empathy and patience for the feelings that they/others can have. Teachers, ideally, do this by modeling healthy emotional behaviors, and encouraging students to extend these behaviors on their own for the good of the emotional and mental health of others and themselves.

It's supposed to be a good thing, but as right wing evangelical idiots are wont to do, they take these educational trends and twist the meaning of their original intent to match their own personal fears about what kids might learn in school, and become 'indoctrinated' by. Thereby, things like Critical Race Theory and Social Emotional learning become ways to 'erase white culture,' and 'make kids into doormats,' respectively.

Projection at its finest.

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u/Sofasoldier 7d ago

It's window dressing for "we don't our kids brainwashed to be woke." Pretty typical conservative rhetoric. Can't have kids caring about people, they wouldn't vote red.

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u/mydaycake 7d ago

Or if our kids are taught social emotional learning, they be more mature than us.

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u/chacogrizz 7d ago

Not trying to be a dick or anything but its "empathize" not "emphasize". Happy Turkey Day (or just Thursday if you dont celebrate).

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u/NeoHenderson 7d ago

It's very dumb to be mad at any of that.

These people advocate for lesser education, they depend on the next generation being as dumb as they are.

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u/mountainmunky69 7d ago

If anyone in the world needs Sexual Education it's Christians. I bet in all of human history maybe 7 Christian women have ever had an orgasm. And that's only because it's the number of completion

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u/Potatonet 7d ago edited 6d ago

I don’t know about y’all, I’m from Califuckingfornia, I find zero use for Indiana and hereby grant its statehood to Puerto Rico, Indiana truly deserves what Puerto Rico goes through regarding acceptance.

I as an American hear about Indiana in the worst ways every single time

At least in Puerto Rico the food is amazing and the people are nice, Indiana they want to murder, shoot, or arrest you

People from Indiana, you know what I’m talking about.

Get wrekt if you can’t handle an opinion

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u/Arreil 7d ago

As a non-American, Chicago has a decent style of Pizza at least.

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u/daaaaawhat 7d ago

That’s Illinois though

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u/Arreil 7d ago

Well then what the fuck does Indiana have?!

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u/I_call_bee_ess 7d ago

A world class popcorn factory

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u/errorclerical 7d ago

Indiana grows a lot of corn and soybeans, has really good beer for its size, and is otherwise pretty quiet and boring. It appears a lot in the news about conservative religious people because they have a mix of rural Protestants and the most famous catholic university in the United States (Notre Dame) and the two team up for hijinks.

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u/WeddingLion 7d ago

So stupid. The whole point of books like that and To Killa Mockingbird is to expose racism. The n word is meant to be uncomfortable to read and say and hear in that context. And then they just ban the book?

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u/Carnieus 7d ago

Why do you think they ban them?

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u/fistymcbuttpuncher 7d ago

Because the underlying/over-arching message is that racism is bad. Some folk take issue with that message and window-dress their reasoning.

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u/luxii4 7d ago

I think they didn’t totally ban the book from the school. It’s still in the school library but the principal and the tenth grade teachers received a letter signed by four Karens and had a meeting and now they are teaching some other book in that grade.

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u/helen269 7d ago

Killa Mockingbird

Rapper name.

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u/iceicig 7d ago

Mine read it out in full for effect

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u/No-Spoilers 7d ago

My teacher did as well and when anyone got to any of the words they weren't comfortable with they didn't have to say it but we were told that theres a reason they are there and theres nothing wrong with saying them in the context of a book and that we could if we were comfortable.

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u/AUGUST_BURNS_REDDIT 7d ago

When we read Of Mice & Men (we'd take turns reading pages aloud to the class), we were encouraged to not censor ourselves.

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u/MoOdYo 7d ago

Huckleberry Finn, Robotic Edition

Huckleberry Finn was a boy with no home. Jim was a runaway robot in search of freedom. Together they embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime! Mark Twain's classic text has been a lightning rod for controversy since its first publication in the late nineteenth century, and has consistently been one of the most banned books in schools and libraries across the United States. In an effort to fight the censorship of this iconic piece of literature, editors Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have removed every instance of the word "n-word" and replaced it with the word "robot."

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u/BigScenarios 7d ago edited 7d ago

I’m reading it with my students. I teach ESL and it’s a perfect book to show the history of American race relations. Many of these immigrant kids think “nigga” is a good word. So I have a whole lesson about it.

I tell them it’s fine to read the word as written, but when we’re discussing the topics, use “slave” instead.

When I pushed into another class to help a teacher, a black kid kept saying the soft a version, so I took him aside and explained that he can use the word if he wants and no one will stop him, but he’s making other non black kids think it’s ok to use when he uses it in public, regardless of if it is or not. He stopped using it in public after that.

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u/sanders1665 7d ago

I think this guy is about to lose his job.

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u/Poignant_Porpoise 7d ago

This video is so weird. He's a fully grown adult authority figure but his role in this discussion sounds like he's playing the part of any stupid edgy kid that everyone hates. How does a teacher that old manage to appear more immature than the children he's being paid to be in charge of?

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u/huskiesofinternets 7d ago

You just learned that adults are grown children.

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u/tootie 7d ago

There was a thread a long while back about what's the most universal wisdom you've ever heard and the winner was "Nobody knows what they're doing"

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u/maxreverb 7d ago

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I was well into my 30s (maybe even 40) when I realized there are no "grownups" who are "in charge" or who "know what the fuck they're doing". This applies to presidents, CEOs, teachers, police, armies, fucking anybody. They're all just making this shit up on the fly and failing miserably.

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u/carebears07 7d ago

Right, me, mid-30s still sometimes think to myself “I need an adult! Oh shit, I’m supposed to be one”

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u/deadlyFlan 7d ago

This is why the whole conspiracy-theory worldview is so flawed. It's the belief that somebody is in charge. It's somebody evil, but at least it's somebody, and that's reassuring to some people.

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u/maxreverb 7d ago

Exactly. I don't believe the government is hiding aliens or that the CIA killed Kennedy or that "Bush did 9/11" or any of that shit ... Those people aren't competent enough to pull anything off without it leaking.

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u/maxreverb 7d ago

Great points!

Of course they are brilliant people doing brilliant things that take a lot of coordination and cooperation and funding. I guess my point was more about they're not really being the safety net or strategy dictating our lives beyond that which we impose ourselves.

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u/tootie 7d ago

It took me a while to realize it. I'm not quite an exec but I've worked some fancy consulting gigs that involves doing sales and strategy sessions with a lot of 7-figure earning big shots and it's pretty eye opening. The best are above average intelligence and willing to be decisive without all the information. People who know how little they know and identify when they just have to do something and take their best guess and commit to it. The worst are the ones who genuinely believe they are the smartest person in the world and their decisions are always right.

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u/DrewBaron80 7d ago

In a book I was reading recently there was a quote that went something like, "The private believed the officers knew what they were doing, the officers believed the generals knew what they were doing, the generals believed the president knew what he was doing, the president hoped someone knew what they were doing..."

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u/lorrielink 7d ago

What an excellent line. It even feels a little familiar, what book is that from?

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u/SunDevils321 7d ago

Fake it til you make it baby

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u/anObscurity 7d ago

Tangentially related, but learning this fact during this "pandemic era" has been one of the hardest parts. My parents, mentors, family members, all who I used to look up to, descending into madness and conspiracy theories...fully realized that "the adults don't have the answer" for the first time in my young life, and it was a bit frightening.

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u/Resident_Persimmon_1 7d ago

Ikr? "I went for the jugular!"

Sir, you are arguing with kids. In a classroom, at work, and you are the teacher. You aren't supposed to use the same tactics you would when you are owning the libs on social media.

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u/DrewBaron80 7d ago

As a teacher myself it's really hard to wrap my mind around the behavior in the video. The moment I walk through the doors of the school I work at I stop being DrewBaron80 and become Mr. Baron. It's a necessary part of the gig.

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u/smeg_ 7d ago edited 7d ago

You mean you dont use racist terms to trigger kids and purpsefully hurt and demean them? But how will they cope in the REAL world??

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u/PerformanceAway8520 7d ago

Brilliant ✨💀

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u/barak181 7d ago

It amazes me that there are people in the teaching profession that don't understand this.

Your job isn't to indoctrinate students into your beliefs, it's to stimulate their brains and thought process into discovering their own. The fact that there are teachers allowed to behave in such a manner is a big part of the problem.

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u/_Solution_ 7d ago

100%. As a teacher part of our job is being a role model.

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u/ime4 7d ago

“owning”

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u/PopPop-Captain 7d ago

I deal with two kids who are complete assholes. They’re constantly calling me fat, ugly, stupid, and telling me that no one likes me. I would love to go for the “jugular.” My jugular would be telling them they suck at math or that they can’t read or something like that. I would never dream of using slurs or swear words not to mention any of the other things I listed. I’m an adult and I will never resort to name calling. Adults don’t do that. We need to set a good example. I don’t know what the fuck this guy was thinking. He should never have been a teacher and luckily he won’t be anymore.

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u/Resident_Persimmon_1 7d ago

I have one, who has entered a "cunt" phase. Or I hope it's a phase, lol. She's almost 4. I'm not gonna tell her she's a pudgy dumbass who can barely wipe her ass. Because I'm the adult. :)

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u/Burgoonius 7d ago

Yeah I was thinking he literally sounds like a 10 year old arguing with their parents

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u/gojirra 7d ago

Welcome to Baby Boomers.

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u/cumshot_josh 7d ago

He says his kids are half black, so I feel sorry for his wife and kids. Somebody in his position should know much better than to use a deeply hurtful word that has never been aimed in his direction.

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u/CharlieMacKenzie 7d ago

I got the impression he was upset that the kid he pointed to used the word. I didn’t hear this as him saying the word was fine but that it’s not ok for anyone to use.

It’s really hard to tell because they just started filming after he lost his cool and didn’t try to give any context about the disagreement. But, it’s prett clear the kids are arguing it’s OK for their classmate to use the word but not him.

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u/apropo 7d ago

the kids are arguing it’s OK for their classmate to use the word but not him.

I don't think they're arguing on behalf of a classmate. I think the ignorant fool asked "So why does Drake have the right to say it?" Perhaps the social ignoramus is referring popular singing artist Drake, who may or may not use the n-word lyrically.

I could be wrong.

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u/FadeIntoReal 7d ago

There can be generational differences. When I was young, I went to a very integrated school when that was unusual. Most of my black classmates knew that I was an ally, since we often had problems from nearby redneck communities, and most of the white people in my school did not put up with racists. In that circumstance, they would call us by racial shirts and we would do the same to them, just friendly taunting, and it was rare that anyone cared. I had to learn that it’s different now and even people that I work closely with, people who I believe would consider me an ally, wouldn’t want to hear me say that word.

I doubt that this guy would have AA children and still be racist but people assume that white people using the n word are doing it out of racial hatred.

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u/AustinTanius 7d ago

Those edgy kids grow up into these fools.

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u/Love_God551 7d ago

Yep and it’s sad when wisdom comes from a student and the ‘teacher’ refuses to learn “yeah, no” well stated

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u/sanders1665 7d ago

We're never too old to learn.

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u/CurvedHam 7d ago

He could've gone down another path and said "You're right, I apologize, I meant to use it in the context of teaching and history, but I realize it was bad, I'm sorry." but instead he went down the "BUT WHY DOES DRAKE GET TO CALL OTHER PEOPLE *hard r n-word*?!". Yeah I have no sympathy for a guy this stupid.

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u/schlongbeach 7d ago

He’s arguing with kids. Dumbass. That’s my job when I come on Reddit.

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u/adrianpeter 7d ago

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

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u/Recent-Needleworker8 7d ago

I always remember that post of the guy saying how he was arguing with this guy for hours. He then went on their profile and saw they were active in the piss sub and was drinking their own piss. "I was arguing with a guy who drinks his own piss. Fuck" (not a direct quote but close enough "

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u/PokeManiac16 7d ago

Lord Voldemort !!!! There I said it

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u/kboze5696 7d ago

As a white dude growing up I always knew I couldn’t say it, but it wasn’t until I saw this video in my adult years that I really understood why

https://youtu.be/QO15S3WC9pg

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u/aep2018 6d ago

This is a perfect explanation.

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u/Blesley1982 7d ago

It looks like he got mad at students for using the word and asked them why they thought it was ok to call each other that.

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u/smiller409 7d ago

Straight outta boondocks lmao

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u/vexens 7d ago

Which itself was parodying real life

https://youtu.be/9uvJzr0zZvk

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u/mondaymoderate 7d ago

This was so hilarious at the time but now it doesn’t seem like real life. He even pulls out a piece of paper that shows there are two N words and the difference with and without the hard R. And he’s an English teacher. Lmao

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u/LegacyAngel 7d ago

It is funny cuz everyone i knew agreed with the teacher (we were black kids at the middle school bus stop talking about the episode).

Everyone knew the kid did what he did and just wanted money lol

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u/fyrecrotch 7d ago

I'm a poc but I'm not black. But grew up in a black community. I think we all agreed on that sentiment.

He wasn't being vile. He was just confused about the word in this society.

He was just trying to say dude or bro.

Not like he was doing "jk bro just a prank"

He legit didn't understand the problem if everyone is doing it too

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u/kittyz_and_tittyz 7d ago

He was just confused about the word in this society.

I don't think he's confused at all. He's right that it was being used not in anger and for comraderie, and that's exactly how he used it. It's fucked up to have different standards for people of different races. His students can throw it around all day with no consequences but then if he uses it in an identical context he might lose his job? That's fucked up.

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u/KeepMyEmployerAway 7d ago

In general the teacher is right even if it was inappropriate. Language is ever evolving but the fact he pulled out a sheet of paper with the two spelled out is kinda ridiculous

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u/Akanash94 7d ago

Can a n borrow a french fry?

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u/iain_1986 7d ago

So why did he say he 'went for the jugular'?

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u/gonzaloetjo 7d ago

Why would he then start saying he can say it because he has half African American kids?

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u/TeslasAndComicbooks 7d ago

Just guessing here but I think he’s basically saying he wouldn’t use it as an attack word and isn’t racist because that would make him racist against his own children.

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u/VijaySwing 7d ago

because the girl said "it's part of his culture" in defense of drake saying it, so he offered an example of how he is also a part of the culture.

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u/Eloquent_Sufficiency 7d ago Wholesome

You have worded my thoughts on this absolutely perfectly. As a teacher, I believe we need to get the conversation going on controversial subjects. But, we must do this with careful planning and with relevant resources to back up the learning; not just blurt it out “off the cuff”.

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u/internetof 7d ago

He’s trying to prove a point, but he is playing with fire

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u/I_Get_Paid_to_Shill 7d ago

He "went for the jugular" and has half black kids.

Fucking hell.

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u/Bootybanditz 7d ago

No he is covering himself in gasoline and lighting a match

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u/Fixner_Blount 7d ago

I'm a teacher and I've seen this played out multiple times with multiple older teachers. They'll call the office because a kid won't stop saying the n word, but they'll say the word themselves in relating the information, and the class will blow up.

I can see what this guy's intention was, but he went off the rails pretty quickly. If you don't repeat the word verbatim, your message get through a little easier. Also, don't ever get in a shouting match with teens or pre-teens.

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u/SupervillainEyebrows 7d ago edited 7d ago

This comment section is a fucking shitshow.

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u/Iforgetus 6d ago edited 6d ago

Why do so many white people want to say that word so bad? Do you have no fucking self control? Jesus Christ…

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u/WhoTimeLord 7d ago

Why is this the hill people choose to die on

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u/zoospleasantape 7d ago

This is a true vintage Reddit comment section

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u/MrNovillage 7d ago

Mostly just people talking about the Boondocks?

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u/zoospleasantape 7d ago

A lot of Boondocks, a lot of "They can say it, why come I can't say it," etc.

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u/slyguyomy 7d ago

Imagine arguing with children.

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u/GibbyDat 7d ago

I'm white.

I do not understand the uncontrollable urge that white people have to say and defend saying that word.

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u/AGUYWITHATUBA 7d ago

When I was in college there was one class where everyone could use the N-word, but only when quoting a work with it in it. We were studying Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both of their works race played a large role and we discussed on the first day how the professor (a white woman) believed if we excused ourselves to not use it while quoting the work that it would otherwise destroy the racist sentiments that needed to be discussed from the literary works. We had a very diverse group and all agreed this rule would suit us and it worked. It was pretty damn awkward as a white male to be saying it and it felt wrong.

However, this was a college class and we discussed it previously to using it. If this is truly a disciplinary matter, then simply state that you don’t allow that word to be used, period. Don’t be shouting it and trying to make a point about how people sound while saying it. You simply are missing the cultural ties it has in the 21st century.

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u/MordorMordorMordor 7d ago

We had the same thing but in our high school. When reading books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the teacher said it was ok to either say the word or to skip over it. It was definitely awkward sitting next to one of the few black kids in the class.

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u/TuckerMcG 7d ago

I always thought that awkwardness was really important to learning the power of racism. Words have power. The lesson on why racism is wrong and always has been wrong is more impactful when you feel the power those words have.

When we read Huck Finn, we called him Jim when discussing the character and the book generally, but we def read out his full name when reading aloud from the book. I think it helped the lesson stick better when we had to face the fact that people threw that word around flippantly, as part of common parlance.

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u/AGUYWITHATUBA 7d ago

Exactly. Realizing the power of a word and the connotation it represents is important. In the case of the video, the teacher is completely ignoring the power of it.

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u/LeopoIdStotch 7d ago

“So why does Drake have the right to say it??” Boomers like this, and a lot of white folk in general, do NOT like when they’re not allowed do or say something that others can. It’s stupid.

Also “I went for the jugular, you’re absolutely right” shows that he wasn’t saying whatever he said to make some point about free speech, he said it to be hurtful.

r/byebyejob

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u/Salmacis81 7d ago

Anyone is technically allowed to say it. I mean yeah you might get a bad reaction for saying it but it's not like it's against the law or anything.

But as to your comment, what's another example of one race/ethnic group being allowed to say something that other's aren't?

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u/redzmangrief 7d ago

It's not a racial group but I know plenty of gay men who throw around f * g/f*ggot but get upset if a non gay person says it

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u/Dreddley 7d ago

Not a racial/ethnic thing but there are folks in the gay community who throw around the f-slur in a similar way.

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u/hscene 7d ago

When I was in hs 2004ish, we read to kill a mockingbird. My teacher never said it but explained it was a part of history and literally what was written in the book. so if you chose to say it it’s okay. A few kids read it mostly everyone bleeped themselves or said “n word”

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u/varysbaldy 6d ago

I honestly believe that anyone using that word is in the wrong.

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u/DasYoung_Thugger 7d ago

Straight up arguing with his students like a child. That’s crazy man

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u/jmcman55 7d ago

He used the hard R tho

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u/FarFetchedSketch 7d ago

"why does Drake have the right to say it" ☠️ BRO, this some Key & Peele level of foolery

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u/krunchy_sock 7d ago

Yo i thought he was referring to a student not the artist LOL

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u/ChaseMcDude927 7d ago

Where the fuck did this whole uprise of “well if black people can say it, why can’t I?” boneheads come from??

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