As part of a “Steps to Respect” lesson on bullying, a fifth grade teacher in Olympia, Washington gave “the n-word” as an example of offensive speech. A student’s mother wants the teacher disciplined for using offensive speech.
In a letter sent home to parents, Roosevelt Principal Mike McDonald said a student had asked whether it was OK to call someone gay. Teacher Richard Kalman responded by asking the class if it was OK to call someone by a common racial epithet for blacks, which he used.
The complaining woman, who has a daughter and stepgranddaughter in the class, is white, by the way. Steve Sharkansky suspects she is morbidly stupid.