4:31pm December 30, 2013

Ohio teacher to black student: “We do not need another black president.”


Last week a white teacher in Ohio was suspended for telling a black student, “we don’t need another black president” in response to the student expressing an interest in one day becoming president.

According to reports, the teacher, Gil Voigt, has been disciplined previously for making racially insensitive remarks.

Voigt’s statement illustrates the need for a more culturally aware and diverse cohort of teachers. According to a recent report by The Root, black males represent less than 2 percent of the country’s teacher workforce.

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  1. Michael

    This imposter, who calls himself “Barack Hussein Obama”, has pretty much utterly ruined the Presidency for men of color in America. He was once flouted the Great Black Hope, now “his people” are just as disgusted with his politics, as are the Hispanic Illegal aliens, who he promised a Latin American America in returns for their votes. All people of every ethnicity know Obama now for the pathological liar that he has, apparently, always been.

  2. Just My POV

    Black males make up such a small percentage of the teaching force because it is not a job that a family can depend on. At best it’s a supplementary income. It’s a hard climb for Black men to successfully earn their college degrees, so they expect to get the best paying job they can find with their bachelors. My husband graduated almost five years after me, has worked in his field for less time than I have been teaching, and he makes $20,000 more than I do. And his job is less stressful. I would never encourage him to go into the classroom and give up all that, just for the sake of being someone’s role model. I do commend Black men who choose teaching, because the children crave positive, appropriate discipline and attention from men, but I totally understand why college-educated men pass up this profession.

  3. ana

    This is exactly why we need more African American Males and Females to teach our Black Children about their African Ancestry and History. If our children do not know where their African Ancestry came from, how would they know where they are going? Ignorance is bliss.

  4. I’m enjoying more and more of that “exotic” spanish language

    And all the guatamalan. “Children” we black and white “CITIZENS” wii truly enjoy over the next eternity.

    Speak up people.

    This site is for blacks.

    Where are you ?

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