posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:56 AM
According to Martinez, Coral thought she was being asked a soccer question, and answered yes.
“Then what are you doing in my country?” the teacher asked, according to Martinez.
Stunned, the American-born student asked, “Why?”
“Because people like you make me pay higher taxes and make my insurance rate go up,” the teacher replied, according to Martinez.
This is really kind of unbelievable if you ask me. I don't think that I believe this Martinez fellow over the teacher, not to mention that we aren't
even getting the teacher's side of the story (most likely due to possible criminals charges). I just couldn't see a white teacher making those
comments to a youngster of a minority race. That basically amounts to suicide as it is completely not tolerated by society, even though it doesn't
work the other way around. I am going to remain skeptical until I get more information or the other side of the story.
I believe it probably went something like this. A young girl wears a Mexico shirt to school (which she should be allowed to do) and due to the
controversy surrounding the immigration issue, she was asked to remove it. She probably then got angry and started to claim that the teacher is
racist. Due to possible criminal and/or civil charges, the teacher is not going to publicly comment and therefore can't defend herself.
It's sad but even the mere accusation of being racist (for whites and sometimes Asians or Arabs), can wreak havoc on your life and your freedom could
very well be at risk, not to mention your fiscal livelihood. We all know that being white and accused of racism is just as bad as being accused of
Of course, if this did happen the way that the teen said it happened, then the teacher is obviously in the wrong. However, racism isn't brought up
when kids are asked to remove their American flag t-shirts
and if it is, it has
absolutely no legs to stand on. Personally, I feel that kids should be able to wear whatever flag they wish.
All in all, it's just hard for me to believe that a teacher would be so blatant and so foolish in this day in age as to make those remarks. Unless
the teacher was having a mental break-down, I couldn't imagine that she would be so foolish. On the other hand, it's not a stretch to think that the
teen would make this stuff up for motives of her own, especially when the race card is often used with great success. With the information available,
I'm going to remain skeptical as to the teen's claims.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 29-6-2010 by airspoon]