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Roxie
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Post Number: 147
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 08:58 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm now taking a soiciology among my many classes this semester. The proffesor is a kind, well-meaning woman, but unfortunately she's one of those "Maude"-type white ppl that look more foolish towards blacks by believing she genuinely understands our world.

As you guessed it, she believes "Negro" is offensive term and that american blacks are not technically "african" and should not be called "african-american". When I asked her what we should be called then ,of course she was tongue-tied.

She even mentioned colorism (!), something she just found out this year (according to her)! Even worse she thought "beaucoup bucks" was ebonics!

I feel a constant urge to call this woman out on her errors, but with her constant errors on thesubject of blacks, I may risk going overboard and causing unnnessesary friction, esecially with a teacher who has no malicious intent.

This is time I need some wisdom from my elders.;)
When is the approprate time to hold restraint?
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Roxie
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 09:38 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wait..... that should be "PERSONAL dilemna".

Damn, where's a thesaurus when you need one? -_-'
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Anunaki3600
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 09:43 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ask her, what about "Irish Americans", "Chinese Americans", "Italian Americans", etc
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Roxie
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 09:59 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good Idea. She IS stuck on the hyphen thing.
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Yvettep
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 11:35 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When is the approprate time to hold restraint?

Now, for as long as you are in her class, or actually in school at all. You may be taking other classes from her. Even if not, she may write reference letters for you. You are there to *receive* an education. It is not your responsibility to educate folks like her. If she picks up something from your example, from you going about your regular business--then so be it.
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Africanqueen
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Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 08:46 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roxie,

I say tell the woman like it is. Just because she's a teacher doesn't mean you can't correct her, infact it will help her from a black woman's point of view. She's being taught by society, her own people. I say tell her like it is. Although she's a teacher, it doesn't mean she's got no more to learn. She went to school the same way you're going, so hush her ass up about that untrue bullshit ;).
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Moonsigns
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Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 03:01 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roxie,

I would present your opinion/feelings to her--especially because you are a Black/African-American. I don't believe it's so much what someone says, I believe it is in the manner in which one conveys a thought or opinion that matters. She is a professor. She is not God. You may not change her opinion but you may open her eyes in other ways. Discourse can be positive.

-Moonie
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Roxie
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Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 07:58 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your words will definitley help me through an uncertain semester.

Thanks, everyone.

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