“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.
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.”
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.
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.