Mason City Schools respond to new scandal involving racism
A Mason parent says a white middle school teacher told her black son he would be lynched if he didn’t get back on task. Sam Greene/The Enquirer
MASON, OH (FOX19) – Officials with Mason City Schools are responding to a new scandal involving racism.
A student has apparently posted an offensive video containing several racial slurs to social media.
Just a short time ago, the district released a statement that reads, in part:
This afternoon at about 1:30 p.m., our high school administrative team was alerted to an offensive video that contained racial slurs from an MHS student at school today.
While the district cannot discuss individual student discipline due to FERPA restrictions, racial slurs and discriminatory language are a violation of our student code of conduct. All reports of of such behavior are investigated fully and would result in disciplinary action…
We want our classroom conversations to stand up against racism and discrimination, and to offer messages of hope and resilience. Sometimes those conversations occur naturally within our curriculum, and other times they arise unexpectedly through student concerns, comments, or behavior.
Thank you for your partnership as we reinforce that our school environment must be a respectful one that is safe and welcoming for all.
School officials say they are grateful to the students who reported the situation and that it will be investigated fully. They say the investigation could result in disciplinary action.
This is just the latest in a series of racial incidents the district has faced in the past couple of months, including racist SnapChat messages posted by students, a teacher telling a black student they would be lynched, and another teaching calling a black student to the front of a classroom to touch her hair.
British Airways SACKS stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers after two-hour meeting with bosses as SHE tries to claim it was ‘just a joke’
British Airwaystoday sacked a stewardess who posted a racist Snapchat rant attacking Nigerian passengers after she was called in for a two-hour meeting with bosses.
Joanne Wickenden sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday night.
In a statement today the airline said ‘she no longer works for British Airways’, adding: ‘We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when they are representing British Airways.’
The 23-year-old, who wants to be an actress, told friends ‘I am not a racist’ and claimed the sickening video was just a joke.
She told MailOnline: ‘I have been framed by another BA employee. They were encouraging me, egging me on to say things. They were recording me and sent it around to our friends.’
She added: ‘I don’t want to fly anymore.’
A friend said that the other colleague wanted her to impersonate what goes on on the flight.
A source told MailOnline that the video – which was captioned ‘I can’t cope with this flight’ – was circulated among ‘horrified’ BA cabin crew who are ‘very concerned’.
Another shocked staff member said BA should apologise to its Nigerian passengers.
In the expletive-filled footage, Ms Wickenden said: ‘All Nigerians are going to be asking for f****** upgrades’ – after claiming the men would need more leg room in an apparent joke about the size of their privates.
During the one-minute clip she also revealed how she was going to deal with passengers on the six-hour flight.
She said: ‘Alright, so all of yous are there getting ready for your Friday night, getting in the pre-drinks, you know, as you do.
Student Expelled Over Racially Charged Post
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Belmont University student was expelled after a racially charged Snapchat caught the attention of school officials.
The picture shows three black NFL players raising their fists during the National Anthem before the game.
Text on top of the photo said, “Piece of s*** n*****. Every one of them needs a damn bullet in their head. If you don’t like this country get the hell out.”
It was reported to university officials, but within hours it had spread like wildfire online.
University officials released two statements. The first one said:
This morning we were made aware of a racist social media post by a freshman student at Belmont. We reject comments rooted in racism or bigotry. This is not free speech – this is hate speech. The university is investigating and will take immediate action. As a Christian institution, it is our goal to build a diverse and inclusive community where all members feel accepted safe and valued.
They then followed up with a second statement saying the student had been expelled.
Former K-State student posts picture in ‘black face’ with racist comment, sparks outrage
MANHATTAN, Kan. – A former Kansas State University student is under fire after posting what many would consider a racist picture to Snapchat.
The former student snapped a picture of herself and a friend wearing a black facial mask with the caption, “Feels good to finally be a n****.”
Her post has sparked outrage on social media.
Many online users are criticizing the student for using ‘black face’ to ridicule African Americans.
Kansas State University released the following statement about the post:
“Kansas State University was tagged today in social media posts that were racist in nature,” the university said. “The posts were immediately removed from university accounts. Kansas State University does not condone this inappropriate behavior and expects the K-State family to adhere to our principles of the community.”
K-State also said the campus climate response team has been notified to address this incident.
The university’s sorority Zeta Tau Alpha said on Facebook that the woman joined the Beta Upsilon Chapter in 2013, but she had not been a member since spring 2015 and is no longer affiliated with the organization.