Documented: Black Students Target Teachers for Violence
If all you knew about racial violence came from the protestors at a Manhattan Sunday brunch, you would know that black people are victims of relentless white violence.
In the real world, black mob violence and black-on-white crime are astronomically out of proportion.
Especially in schools. Especially directed at teachers. Especially this week in Monroe, Yonkers, Little Rock, and Buffalo.
Let’s start in Monroe, Louisiana. Facebook videographer “Tanglewood Hard Hitta” transports us into the middle of a few dozen black teenage girls fighting and screaming.
Teacher’s aide David Payne was trying to break it up when Ryan Marquez Gix took a running start at Payne, all the while slipping into a set of brass knuckles. Then from behind, he bashed Payne in the face.
Unlike us watching the video, Payne never saw it coming. He woke up in the hospital, lucky to be alive, with his skull fractured in three places and bleeding on the brain.
Over in Yonkers, a ninth-grade black student attacked a white teacher, on video. The substitute teacher did not get a skull fracture, but he is pressing charges.
Let’s go to the Buffalo News for the next story:
A Buffalo teacher is recovering from a concussion after being assaulted by a student Tuesday at Highgate Heights Elementary School. The student has been suspended.
The teacher was in a hallway heading back to her classroom when she encountered the student, Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore said. When the teacher asked the student what she was doing in the hall, the student forced the teacher to the floor, kicked her in the face and chest and beat her with a book.
Rumore said he wanted to make sure the girl received anger management training before she is re-admitted to the school.
Highgate Heights is 92 percent black, and parents and teachers say violence has been an everyday fact of life there for a very long time.
Last year, teachers even issued a warning after a May 2014 teacher beat-down at Bennett High School in Buffalo.
Last month, News 4 Investigates told you about Bennett teachers who had come forward asking for help because they felt unsafe. They had even appealed to the school board saying conditions had become chaotic with students fighting and roaming the halls. Now this vivid video describes just what they were talking about.
The video shows an older white teacher, Kevin Coady, trying to break up a fight among black students. They did not like that, so they beat him instead.
"Every time I think about going back I start...really I start to shake. Right now I'm thinking to myself I don't know if I can ever walk back in there again and I know I have to."
Coady said this year – he says he was repeatedly shoved by a student in October – is the first time in his career "that I felt that there was no support and I was not safe." He adds, "For the whole year, that's been the common theme around the school, let's ignore stuff.”
Moving on: the website Little Rock Matters describes the next attack. “A 66-year-old woman who works as an assistant principal at a local middle school has been injured in a hallway beating by a student, according to police.”
“The assistant principal was attacked after calling the suspect out into the hallway and trying to keep the two girls apart.”
“The student punched the assistant principal in the facial region for about 20 seconds. The injured woman was taken to the hospital after telling police she had head and neck pain and difficulty walking.”
And oh yeah, this has been happening for a long time at Pulaski Heights Middle School, says one parent to GreatSchools.org:
The children are out of control. If your student has a substitute, forget about any learning. Students make noises and get out of their seats during normal class time. Bullying is not addressed. The vice principal does nothing to address any bullying issue.
His standard response is to "agree to disagree". School district policy on bullying is not followed at all. Fights and threats are common occurrences.
Black violence toward teachers is a problem in every major school district in America. In Baltimore, for example, one of the largest black school districts in the country, ABC News says:
Out of 2,998 teachers surveyed, 80 percent had been victimized in the workplace. In the city of Baltimore alone, school employees filed more than 300 injury claims related to student assaults in 2013.
“In Baltimore, four teachers are assaulted every day.” Many on video.
The American Psychological Association Journal took a stab at it in 2014:
Teachers across the United States report alarmingly high rates of personally experiencing student violence and harassment while at school, according to an article published by the American Psychological Association that presents comprehensive recommendations to make schools safer for school personnel as well as students.
“Violence directed against teachers is a national crisis with far-reaching implications and deserves inclusion in the school violence equation,” said the article’s lead author, Dorothy Espelage, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The study had nothing to say about the high propensity for student-on-teacher violence in black school districts. Maybe next time.
A challenge: find some white students beating on teachers on video. Because there are a ton of examples of black students doing just that – many on this YouTube playlist, with many more in the soon to be released book Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry. Or you could talk to the head of the teachers’ unions in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Washington and other cities where teachers are afraid to enter the classrooms because of the growing threat of violence.
The growing reality of violence.
Glenn Singleton knows all about the roots of all this black violence that teachers experience every day: white racism.
Singleton is the author of Courageous Conversations, the most popular manual to train teachers how to eliminate racial disparity in grades and discipline. As the pied piper of Critical Race Theory in schools, Singleton insists that teachers must know three things to do their jobs:
1) White racism is everywhere.
2) White racism is permanent.
3) White racism explains everything.
And he preaches this in hundreds of school districts around the country.
The secret of disproportionate levels of black violence in schools is no secret. Singleton is way past trying to deny it. But he does explain it:
“White educators are prone to wondering why black and brown boys are prone to fighting in school,” he writes.
“They question why violence is taught in homes of color. Missing from this analysis however is how these boys might be affected by growing up in a White-governed country which threatens young men of color at will, distrusts their ability to succeed and follow the law, and allows daily racial stress to mount in neighborhoods, schools and classrooms.”
Marlin Newburn is unimpressed.
After 30 years as a court-ordered and prison psychologist, Newburn has seen up close what happens when schools excuse bad behavior for any reason, including race.
“The liberal is the prototypical appeaser of bad behavior, and for decades, liberals have run public schools in America,” Newburn said. “I've seen firsthand where the most brutal school space-taker (not "student") will be given scores of chances instead of permanently sending it home for parental repair. After all, the public school potentates believe school thugs are just misunderstood and should be given unending chances to destroy the learning environment. That the teachers are paying the personal price for this thug-enabling system comes not as a shock. It is predictable.”
Try talking about that over a mimosa.
Colin Flaherty is the author for the Amazon Best Seller White Girl Bleed a Lot, the Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it. His next book, Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, will be released March 1.