San Jose teacher who coughed on 1-year-old baby in Yogurtland fired by Oak Grove School District

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“As many know, there have been allegations that a District employee was involved in a videotaped incident in which the person appeared to have intentionally coughed on a baby at a local Yogurtland. We want to inform our community that the District employee who was alleged to have engaged in this conduct is no longer an employee of our District. The Oak Grove School District’s highest priority is the safety of our students and the well-being of all of the children in the community we serve. We do not tolerate conduct from any employee that compromises any child’s safety. As we welcome our students back for learning this summer and in the fall in these unprecedented times, the District’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe environment for our students is unwavering.”

 

The boy’s mother, Moreya Mora, says police have shown her a photo lineup and she’s identified the woman.

Link:
https://abc7news.com/woman-coughs-on-baby-san-jose-yogurtland-coronavirus-yogurt-coughing-coughed/6298231/

Saranac Lake High School Valedictorian Francine “Frannie” Newman Speaks Out On Racism From Students AND Teachers in Speech

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  • “Adults in my life have played just as large a role in reinforcing my self-loathing as kids have,” she added. “In third grade, I was given to the wrong parent at the end of a field trip, because the parent was Asian, with the excuse, ‘You all just look the same.’ In eighth grade a classmate was asked by the teacher, ‘In this room, who is going to get into college first?’ and was forced to choose Jackson and myself, seeing as we were the ethnic minorities.

 

  • Newman added that she felt held back by her ethnicity in future accomplishments.

 

  • “We were told that we were lucky to not be white, even though in that moment I would have given anything to blend in with the rest of the class, and would have given anything to think that my future accomplishments would be based on merit and not on race.”

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High School Valedictorian Speaks Out On Racism From Students AND Teachers in Speech

Dean of USC School of Dramatic Arts David Bridel Admits Improper Romantic Relationship with Student, Resigns

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The dean of USC’s School of Dramatic Arts has resigned after a woman publicly revealed that he had a romantic relationship with a student while she was attending the university more than a decade ago.

 

The relationship was revealed during a town hall meeting on Wednesday for faculty, students and alumni of the MFA in acting program, prompting Dean David Bridel to pen a letter to faculty admitting that he briefly dated an unnamed BFA senior in 2009.

 

USC Provost Charles Zukoski announced in a memo to the school on Thursday that he had accepted Bridel’s resignation, adding that the university was investigating the allegation. School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley was named interim dean.

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USC’s Dean of School of Dramatic Arts Admits Improper Relationship, Resigns

Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB) & Laney College Professor Matthew Hubbard Placed on Leave For Mocking Vietnamese Student’s Name and Telling Her to ‘Anglicize’ it to Accommodate Him

Laney College in Oakland confirmed that they are aware of allegations of “racist and xenophobic messages” from one of their faculty members about the pronunciation of a student’s name.

 

According to an email chain, which was later posted onto social media, professor Matthew Hubbard had asked student Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen to change her name as it “sounds like an insult” in English.

 

“Your name in English sounds like F**k Boy,” Hubbard adds. “If I lived i Vietnam and my name in your language sounded like Eat a D**k, I would change it to avoid embarrassment both on my part and on the part of the people who had to say it.

 

“I understand you are offended, but you need to understand your name is an offensive sound in my language.”

 

The emails were posted onto Instagram by the student’s sister along with a video of the professor only referring to the student as P Nguyen.

 

“As a professor, he should be trying to learn her name and culture and not try to white wash her name. My sister graduated high school thinking she can finally be able to use her name.

 

“I love that my parents want to keep my culture alive by keeping our Vietnamese name. If you can’t say it then ask.”

Link:
https://www.newsweek.com/prefessor-laney-college-anglicize-student-mattew-hubbard-1512127

A Bachelor’s Degree

I got shat on by so many for returning to community college after receiving my Bachelor’s. No degree is worth getting if you’re not gonna use it. And being a graduate gives me more validation to have an opinion on the matter. Not all community colleges are General Ed farmhouses.

UCSC PhD Student Allison Skidmore Goes on Racist Rant Against Chinese People on Facebook

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Earlier this month, China’s national health policy agency National Health Commission listed Tan Re Qing as one of its recommended coronavirus treatments. Wildlife advocates have since criticized said recommendation as it runs contradictory to China’s earlier commitment to shutting down the live animal trade for food.

 

However, Skidmore’s post went well beyond criticizing the Chinese government and its policies as she directly condemned the Chinese people.

 

“There a special place in hell reserved for the f*ing Chinese and their archaic culture,” she said at the beginning of her post.

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UCSC PhD Student Goes on Racist Rant Against Chinese People on Facebook

Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) Students Barred From Watching Basketball Games As Coronavirus Precaution, Still Expected To Show Up To Classes

College basketball conferences across the nation are concerned about the spreading of COVID-19. In the case of the Big West Conference, the league decided Tuesday that no fans will be allowed to attend its men’s and women’s postseason tournaments this week at Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid and Honda Center in Anaheim.

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Big West basketball tournaments to be played without spectators

Oklahoma Christian University Recruiter Cedric Sunray fired after lining up high school students by skin color, hair texture

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Eleventh grade students at Harding Charter Preparatory High School told KFOR-TV the recruiter from Oklahoma Christian University visited Monday and, during a gathering at the gym, first asked them to line up from darkest to lightest skin. After dispersing that line, he had them stand based on their hair.

 

“He told us to line up nappiest hair in the back and straightest hair in the front,’’ junior student Rio Brown said in an interview with the Oklahoma City station.

Link:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/01/oklahoma-college-recruiter-fired-lining-up-students-skin-color/4923526002/