Video: Teacher calls student “Nigga”

Here’s a video I saw last year that is more evidence why Black people should not casually use the N-word around other races. “Here is something you can’t understand…”

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24 responses to “Video: Teacher calls student “Nigga”

  1. Soul Sistah

    This is unbelievable!!! It seems we’ve gone back 100 years…..I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that this fool still has a job after admitting to calling a student by this word….smh

  2. Good thing dude handled it like a professional and didnt whup dat azzz!!

  3. Soul Sistah

    I just called the school…he is no longer employed there. I hope he’s been black-balled by the school district.

  4. Cami B

    Wow, if the word stupid had a face, it would be that teacher’s. When will white people learn that it is not acceptable for them to use the N word in any form or fashion? I personally don’t like the word even being used by black people. But it has a different connotation and most white people don’t understand why. I believe the reason is because think about when you are at home with your siblings and family members. And you may make fun of them or call them something. But if someone out on the street called them that there would be a fight. That’s basically what it boils down to. You’re not in the family, you can’t call my family this or that, even though I can. Plain and simple. No matter how cool or close to the black community you feel, if you are white, you will never be black. And you cannot use that word period. You may chose to listen to hip/hop, dress urban, use urban slang but at the end of the day you are still white. And being white, you will never feel the sting associated with being looked at not only a second class citizen. And even worse being looked at as less than human because your skin is dark. You will never be able to feel the sting that still exists because even though people try to pretend racism doesn’t exist, you feel it just below the surface of the fake smiles of people who look at you as less than them.

  5. I think this English Teacher thought there was a major difference between the two “versions” of the word. As a white dude I feel bad for him cuz he is too old and out of touch with shit to realize that its the same word no matter how you spell it.

    Proof that English MBA’s don’t buy you common sense.

  6. Hahahaha. This is still getting a buzz? I clicked over hoping it was the same story because I just don’t want to hear about another story a year later, but I used a picture of this guy when the Michael Richards stuff blew up last year.

    I’m sad this story is still relevant, but it’s good the story can be used as an example.

  7. This is a perfect example why youngsters shouldn’t use that crazy asshole of a word!
    Crazy people listen.
    The teacher abviously has mental issues (and I’m certain he has even more now).

    I sat in a room once where a black young lady claiming college going status and used the “N” word 99,999 times.
    This went on for 1 hour.
    I couldn’t contain myself any longer fearing a beat down. And asked her to reframe from using the word and that she was confusing the white folk. The white folks chimmed in with a sigh of relief.

    She stopped for about 5 minutes at the most. She went right back rattling N, N, N, N, every other word.
    Youngsters don’t realize the volume of the word!
    and
    How many people were abused and died behind that word. It was created for HATRED!
    I didn’t even know the word existed until High School…this is how much my parents (who grew up in the south) how much they suffered, for them not to tell me and my brothers!

    Right now on TV Nov. 9th……. Reverend Jessy Lee Peters is on Hannity and Colmes. Siding with white folk and how black people use a double standard when it comes to using the word.
    Fox news knows this guy Peters is short one can of a six pack. But white America, who wants to believe negatively. Believes this Peters is mentally stable.
    I remember whenever something happened in my town. The first person the news media would talk to was Michael C. hanging out on the corner. Everybody sane was at work.

    Fox News has this Village idiot on and other idiots on their station to make their negative points, just like the masta’ did with the “whoopin’ boy” on the other slaves.

  8. Caramelnmocha

    This is a tragedy! I am a Black Woman and I have faced this numerous times. I am currently seeing a white man, who is very respectful and wouldn’t dare say such even when he is mad! But I must admit this is a prime example of why we as black people need to stop using this word all together whether ending it with “er” or “a” it doesnt matter it is still the same word. If it is the same word when he uses it, it is the same word when “we” use it. Now I dont know if the boy in question used the word or not, and it doesnt justify the teacher repeating him or saying it on his own volition. I repeat, I think the word is an insult and everyone needs to refrain from using it!

  9. Shawnie J

    LMAO@Lending a pencil…WTH?

  10. NIGGA(WITH AN "H")

    CAN U LEND A NAIGGAH A PENCIL?????

  11. NIGGA(WITH AN "H")

    NIGGAH PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  12. Look, this specific issue isn’t even as serious as it seems.

    First off, this is some hilarious stuff (have y’all seen Dave Chappelle’s ‘Nigga Please’ skit about the cereal of that name?).

    That teacher is off the hook: “I use nigga. I’ve used it. I admit. I put the ‘h’ on it to emphasize it’s ‘nigGAH!’ You know. Nigga. Niggah this. Nigga. Nigga please. NigGAH! Can you lend a nigga a pencil?’ — THAT’S FREAKING COMEDY, FOLKS.

    I understand this teacher may have taken it a little too far. I know school girls run around calling each other trick, chickenhead, and even ho and bitch — without disrespect — all the time. Now, a frustrated teacher trying to communicate with these chickenhead school kids shouldn’t ever try and get on their level like that. Number one, you’re an adult. Number two, you’re white (if applicable). And number three, an adult could never be on a cool kid’s level. Never. Ever. So this man committed a grave faux pas when he chose to get on this kid’s level by using that word. I firmly believe this man WAS NOT trying to disrespect this kid at all, but merely trying to get his black ass to listen.

    I do believe, however, that that little boy is lying his ass off or omitting a couple of things he know he said. And forget those other kids who say they didn’t hear him say nigga first. ‘Witnesses’ or lack there of in this case are easy to round up in situations like these — especially if they’re the so-called victim’s race as well.

    I’m a black woman. I use nigga. A lot. In front of white people? — Sometimes it slips with my white friends. Should white people ‘be allowed’ use nigga? Probably not, because no matter how ‘down’ or cool — or even if they’re wife, children, best friend is black — they always risk the possibility of their usage of the word coming across in a negative sense. I mean, I could say to that little boy: ‘nigga, stop lying.’ But let a white woman say… in the exact same tone…and it will get misconstrued.

    Should we go so far as to ban usage of the N-word as some cowards like to call it? Hell to the no! Ban it for what. Like it or not, nigger and nigga/h are forever a part of this country’s history (the rest of the world should be banned from using it, though. those foreign niggas never actually understand what they’re saying and how it comes across).

    Instead of focusing on some poor, frustrated teacher and this dumbass teen, let’s talk about our senators and representatives and mayors and governors and employers using this word in closed circles and behind black people’s backs, huh? They’re the ones I’m worried about. Not some misguided suburban kid thinking he’s down after listening to Kanye, 50 Cent, Jay-Z or Lil Wayne’s CD. Yes, I want to yank up those little white boys when I see and hear them, but I can forgive them. They’re actually in love with black people/ culture to a certain degree. I’d be more afraid of those politicians I mentioned above…and those grown-ass white men and women with malice in their eyes and voice who deny hating blacks…but love talking sh*t on ’em.

    In summary: up with the teacher; down with that boy who knows he’s lying his ass off.

  13. Concerned Citizen Brother

    My only concerns are as black people…is when are we going to LEARN that this is NOT acceptable to call one another this. Whether there are two different meanings IT IS DEGRADING to us ALL!

    The Change must first start with us… A people whom respect themselves and our heritage. This also goes for those whom degrade women and other minorities. The real problem is NOT this teacher or he would not be working with this student. Many whom have this attitude could work somewhere else for better pay. But he has chosen to stay and work. I am NOT condoning what he has done, but he is stating that he is hearing this all the time. I do hear it, see it just check myspace, youtube, BET, MTV and the likes…

    It MAKES ME SICK! I am a hardworking black man whom worked for everything that I own and God gave it to me by humbling myself before him.

    The people of this nation will change when we change the facts about ourselves and the way we address ourselves on to another.

    Wake Up Everybody, No More Sleeping in Bed! No More Backwards Thinking Time for Thinking Ahead!

  14. $PY L

    As fo’ me, I think the stupid cracker shoulda thought first befo’ sayin’ the word. How the hell doesn’t he understand, whether it’s written ‘n$#%a’ or ‘n$#%er’ or somehow else, it’ll be an insult. I like hip-hop, I hear and see this word very often, but I NEVER use it. IMHO, it must be banned totally.

  15. Brooklyn Man

    Everyone is all bent out of shape over this. How hard is it to understand that the teacher meant no harm when he said nigga sit down?? It’s ok for the student to call him nigga but when he returns the remark he gets suspended without pay? I’m a young black man and I find that to be completely unfair. If nigga is an every day word for that student and the teacher told him to move away from the door, its very possible and likely that the student responded with a remark that had nigga in it.

    Ex.
    Teacher: Keyshawn, move away from the door.
    Keyshawn: Nigga hold on
    Teacher” then nigga sit down then.

    The student feels like the teacher wasn’t punished enough? Are you serious??

  16. Someone

    Nigga and Nigger are separate words. Why the heck would he get in trouble for saying nigg(AH)? I emphasize the a and add a h. Jeez, that little punk should’ve just sat down.

  17. me

    Hey $PY L, use the word “Cracker” is the same fucking thing as whites using the word nigger, or nigga. All african americans, Asian, and hispanics think that it is acceptable to call whites cracker, honkey, redneck, or whatever else the fuck you call them. But when a white uses the word nigga, beaner, spick, sand nigger, or any others whites are the racisit. That teacher was wrong in using the word the address a student. But everybody in this country forgets that there is an amendment that gives us right to FREE SPEECH. that means we can say anything anywhere and not get punished for it.

  18. J Dastard

    Haha that’s why I don’t use it. Im Mexican and my black friends always tell me to stop using the word dude and use nigga. I never did until one day I plop on a seat next to them and say ‘Whats up niggas?” To them it was casual but some other black dudes heard it and took GREAT offense to it. Some people are lot more sensitive about that word than others, even if you use it in a way thats casual and meant to hurt or label somebody.

  19. Maestro

    First I think this has been blown all out of proportion. Secondly $PY L how you gonna use the word cracker while disagreeing with a white man using the word nigga. That’s the same damn thing to a white person. $PY L you a very ignorant person. You absolutely have no say so in this matter. I honestly think the teacher meant no harm. I am white I grew up in the hood with my single parent mother. All my friends would call me nigga and I would do just the same. However, I would never call a black person I didn’t know that because it will be taken out of content just like the situation with this teacher. I think the teacher was trying to get on the students level, and the student just took it way outta content for no reason at all.

  20. Sarah

    he can stop saying nigga now! hes just taking advantage that the news lady wont slap him.. ..damn!! i used nigga …emphasize niggahhh y’now nigga.. nigga this..nigga please..nigga..lend a nigga a pencil.i will never use any form of nigga…was that really necessary?! yo if that was my school…he would’ve gotten jumped 🙂

  21. Sarah

    that boy is lying tho you can tell..lil niggaahh 🙂 hahahah

  22. bsimmons

    I’m white and I’m right.

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