June 9, 2014 10:03 pm -

White Iowa Teacher Tells Black Student To Respond To Him Saying, “Yes sir, master” (via FreakOutNation)

The Des Moines School Board District has apologized after a white teacher in Iowa told a black student to say ‘Yes, sir, master.’ District spokesman Phil Roeder called the statement “wrong in every way.” He also said Shawn McCurtain, the teacher…

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54 responses to White Teacher To Black Student: Say ‘Yes Sir, Master’ When You Talk To Me

  1. jasperjava June 9th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    A well-spoken, credible young man.
    It’s the 21st century, We are approaching the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. It’s unbelievable that people still have to put up with this $#!t.

    • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 12:06 am

      It’s unbelievable what the teachers have to put up with these days. What precipitated before the teacher said that to him? If what he said afterwards to the teacher is an indicator, then perhaps he isn’t such a nice young man.

      The 17-year-old student said, “Who the f— are you talking to? You’re nobody’s master, and this is not the slave days.”

      • jasperjava June 10th, 2014 at 1:22 am

        Of course you would take the side of the racist teacher. Typical. No surprise there.

        • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:44 am

          Taking sides, no. Asking for details, yes. You on the other hand rushed to judgment and you haven’t heard both sides. George Zimmerman deja vu. Didn’t you learn anything from past mistakes?
          You’re letting your hate and prejudice cloud your judgment.

          • Dwendt44 June 10th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

            Bob’s measured and almost rational response is close to being nearly human. So obviously he’s kidding.

          • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

            Next time I’ll type really slow so even a liberal can understand it. 🙂

      • granpa.usthai June 10th, 2014 at 2:37 am

        WTF -Bob
        Sara says the f word a lot trying to squeeze her packed baggage into a rented Cessna – which reminds me, POTUS Obama could invite this nice AMERICAN lad on a world wide flight on the opulently luxurious flying palace AF1! (something his WHITE RACIST mentor will never have!).

        • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:38 am

          Of course Obama would invite him, but he wouldn’t invite a white kid if the roles were reversed. Besides, this kid has the same vulgar mouth as Obama and Biden, so he would fit right in.

          • arc99 June 10th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

            amazing how much bullsh*t and hypocrisy you can cram into 3 lines.

            so now you are psychic and know what the President would do if the roles were reversed? that certainly meets the daily maximium dosage for bullsh*t.

            as for hypocrisy, Nixon, George W. Bush and VP Cheney who famously told a US Senator to go eff himself were no strangers to cursing.. but not a word about them.. right wing hypocrisy is truly limitless.

            now I understand perfectly why when 3,000 die on 9/11/2001 we must come together as Americans, but when 4 die on 9/11/2012 there must be hearings, resignations and impeachment.

            do you right wingers go to training camps to become so adept at being hypocrites or does it come naturally?

          • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:48 pm

            If the President didn’t lie all the time then there would be no need or all the investigations.

          • jasperjava June 11th, 2014 at 12:54 am

            The author of this marvelous piece of “art” misspelled the word “Negro”. That’s obviously what he meant to say.

            “If the President didn’t lie all the time then there would be no need or all the investigations.”
            Yeah, and if the Jews weren’t such money-grubbers, we wouldn’t have had to push them into the gas chambers.

            There you go, blaming the victims again. A kid gets humiliated by his teacher? Must be the kid’s fault. Another kid gets shot while walking home with a bag of Skittles? Must be the kid’s fault. The President gets hounded by a pack of bloodthirsty right-wing jackals with phony scandals? Must be the President’s fault.

          • Bob Waas June 11th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

            Obama is not a victim. Do you know the details regarding the encounter between the teacher and the student? No, so why jump to the penalty phase. The kid with the Skittles was beating his victim to death before he got shot.
            As for the scandals, which one do you take exception with?
            Fast and Furious, IRS, NSA, Benghazi, Bergdahl, and many more that would take to much space.

          • arc99 June 11th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

            so your hypocrisy comes naturally. got it. thanks..

            and since you saw fit to post this revisionist garbage from whomever this McNaughton guy is, please specify any five year period when in your opinion the United States of America was a better place than it is now.

          • Bob Waas June 11th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

            Pick any five except the period of Carter and they were better than the last five years of Obama. We didn’t have our credit rating lowered, our presidents didn’t bow to leaders of other countries, we were feared by our enemies, now they laugh at us. He has increased the national debt by more than the 43 president before him did combined. His lack of support for Israel will have serious consequences. Percentage of those employed is at its lowest rate over the past 4 decades.

          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

            any five? are you serious?

            in a country where interracial marriage was a felony in some states until 1967?

            any five????????????

          • jasperjava June 11th, 2014 at 1:04 am

            “he wouldn’t invite a white kid if the roles were reversed.”
            No racial resentment there, no sireee.

            “the same vulgar mouth as Obama and Biden”

            The President and Vice-President are far more honorable men than you can ever hope to be. You ought to be ashamed to speak that way about your betters.

          • Bob Waas June 11th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

            Obama and Biden are not my betters, perhaps yours since you are naïve regarding their job performance.

      • DoobiusGamer June 10th, 2014 at 4:16 am

        Apologist says dumb sh!t what?

      • JKess June 10th, 2014 at 4:20 am

        Sorry, Bob, no sort of provacation justifies what that teacher did.

        And by the way..the student said “who the f—” after the teacher said the master bit.

        But don’t mind if I come over to your house and beat you upside the head right? After just provoked me…

        Consider this a lesson in not saying such stupid dumb apologist crap.

        • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:35 am

          What an adult response. Right away you have to resort to violence, no wonder kids are misbehaving, they’re learning from folks like you.

          • jasperjava June 11th, 2014 at 12:48 am

            This story isn’t about *KIDS* misbehaving, it’s about an *ADULT* misbehaving.

            The fact that you can’t even see that shows that you live in a white supremacist dream world.

            A teacher says something horribly racist? The kid must have provoked him.
            The kid gets hurt and angry and responds with a common swear word? HANG THAT NI&&ER FROM THE NEAREST TREE for disrespectin’ a WHITE MAN.

            Your attitude is straight out of the Klan.

      • craig7120 June 10th, 2014 at 7:36 am

        You must enjoy your role playing the racist and racist defender on internet chat boards, keep spreading your xtianity for all to see.
        Two police officers were killed because of your and others like you rhetoric.
        Most people know the difference between right wrong without you showing them what wrong looks like.

        • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:32 am

          How exactly did two police officers die because people like me ask a question regarding the facts?
          Most people know the difference between right and wrong and they still keep choosing to do wrong. I guess they’re looking in all the wrong places for moral guidance.

      • William June 10th, 2014 at 9:02 am

        I was going to just skip over this story. I figured there would be a lot of indignation over this alleged event. I was absolutely positive hat nobody would chime in on the side of the teacher. I mean nobody is that stupid right?

      • fancypants June 10th, 2014 at 9:15 am

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        A round
        Mc curtain is living proof

      • Stan Ubeki June 10th, 2014 at 9:47 am

        No excuse for the teacher. So the teacher should be permitted to act like a 17 year old?

        • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:26 am

          No excuse for the teacher and no excuse for the student responding rudely. His credibility would have been much better had he not cursed at the teacher. Two wrongs don’t make it right.

  2. abbyjo2001 June 9th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Totally unacceptable, he should be fired.

    • Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 12:07 am

      Sorry, he can’t be fired. On this site, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

      • granpa.usthai June 10th, 2014 at 2:28 am

        he’s already fessed up to making a white racist comment to an AMERICAN. – so, yes he can be fired, only in a state run by WHITE RACIST REPUBLICANS, not likely.

  3. granpa.usthai June 10th, 2014 at 2:43 am

    just think, this AMERICAN might one day be the Democrat POTUS! (someday, it’s possible) -and while flying high above his childhood WHITE RACIST REPUBLIKLAN mentor, no doubt in as more luxurious flying palace than current AF1, could reflect on this moment as WHITE RACIST REPUBLIKLANS howl about not being racist, just as they continue to do now.

  4. Bob Waas June 10th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Neither behavior is acceptable, I’m just amazed at all the attacks I received on this site for just asking what happen leading up to the incident. There are two sides to every story, I just wanted to hear the teacher’s side before passing judgment. Teachers have to put up with a lot of bad behavior in school these days, and they have a breaking point too.
    Those responding with such viciousness is the reason a student would even think to use the F word in school, or to direct it to an adult, it is part of the new secular progressive norm. If the parents accept this from their children, then the child considers it to be acceptable behavior.

    • JMax June 10th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      “There are two sides to every story, I just wanted to hear the teacher’s side before passing judgment.”

      Good approach.

      “it is part of the new secular progressive norm.”

      Horse manure.

      • Villabolo June 10th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

        He might have been wanting to teach how pathetic things were in the past by playing the role of a racist. If that was the case then he made a poor judgment on how he went about doing it.

    • jasperjava June 10th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      You make the moral equivalence between a teacher humiliating a student in the most degrading way possible, and the hurt kid responding with a common epithet?

      Your sense of morality is a sewer. One act is FAR worse than the other, and you are so racially biased that you can’t even see it.

      • Bob Waas June 11th, 2014 at 12:12 am

        Who made a moral equivalence? I asked what led up to the teacher saying something like that. I don’t think one is far worse than the other, they are equally distasteful. You didn’t hear what the teacher had to say on the issue. If the teacher apologized and repented, would you not forgive him?

        Don’t you think you’re wearing out the race card. Remember I’m the one with a bi-racial great grandchild.

        • jasperjava June 11th, 2014 at 12:29 am

          ” I asked what led up to the teacher saying something like that.”

          What could possibly justify this level of racism in your mind? You think it’s right to spout off some humiliating white supremacist garbage if you’re “provoked”?

          “I don’t
          think one is far worse than the other, they are equally distasteful.”

          That’s moral equivalence. If you think that saying the “F” word is as bad as being treated like a slave, then there’s something seriously wrong with you.

          And as for bi-racial great-grandchild, who gave you the right to use him as some kind of human shield to disguise your obvious racism? Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

          Oh, right. We established long ago that you were shameless.

          • Bob Waas June 11th, 2014 at 11:37 pm

            How is being proud to be a GGP of a great young man using him as a human shield. The way you attack white people I would say you’re the one projecting your racists leanings.

          • jasperjava June 12th, 2014 at 12:16 am

            Because being against racist Klansmen like this teacher is being “anti-white”, according to you.

            The days of white supremacy are over, despite your attempts to revive it. Your ilk are mercifully dying off, to everyone’s relief.

          • Bob Waas June 12th, 2014 at 8:12 am

            Why are you against the Klan, it was your party who started it.
            You really should do something about your hateful and an outbursts.
            BTW, how did you determine the teacher is a Klansman? Did Obama tell you?

          • TiredOfThemAll June 12th, 2014 at 8:22 am

            Why are you against the Klan, it was your party who started it.


            That was when ALL Southerns were racists and most were Democrats, because the New Deal helped to alleviate the poverty in the South.

            The Civil Rights
            Act of 1964;

            Total Votes;

            The House ;

            Southern Democrats: 7–87

            Southern Republicans: 0–10 (0–100%)

            Northern Democrats: 145–9

            Northern Republicans: 138–24

            The Senate version:

            Southern Democrats: 1–20

            Southern Republicans: 0–1

            Northern Democrats: 45–1

            Northern Republicans: 27–5

            LBJ told Kennedy aide Ted Sorenson that “I know the risks are great and we might lose the South, but those sorts of states may be lost anyway.”

            Then the racist Democrats, (who were Democrats because the became Republicans, the “Southern Strategy” was born and the South ]has been solidly Red ever since.

          • Bob Waas June 12th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

            That is rich. You don’t like what the Democratic party did at some point in history and you just call them Republicans. You can’t un-ring the bell because you don’t like the sound.
            Al Gore Sr. was a registered Democrat then and always.

            Here are the numbers from the vote

            Republicans got it passed….

            Emanuel Celler proposed it as HR 7152.

            yay-nay votes
            Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%)
            Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%)
            Cloture in the Senate:[11]

            Democratic Party: 44-23 (66%-34%)
            Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%)
            The Senate version:[10]

            Democratic Party: 46-21 (69%-31%)
            Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%)
            The Senate version, voted on by the House:[10]

            Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%-37%)
            Republican Party: 136-35 (80%-20%)



          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

            what is rich is that you have to reach back 50 years to find the last time the GOP was on the side of civil rights. now you refer to the people who led the struggle a “race pimps”.

            50 years ago, there was no more powerful or CONSERVATIVE bloc in Congress than Southern Democrats known as Dixiecrats.

            the CONSERVATIVE voters who elected them became the Reagan Democrats and formed the back bone of the GOP hold on the south.

            bottom line, the more liberal party has always been the more sympathetic to civil rights. nothing has changed.

          • Bob Waas June 12th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

            Good try, no sale. Democrats try to act like they are the ones who care so much for the minorities, and minorities are the group who have suffered the most under Obama.

            “Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they’re still poor.” — Charles Barkley

          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

            “I used to be a Republican, until they lost their minds”

            — Charles Barkley

            Chuckster’s opinions notwithstanding, poor whites in Mississippi have been voting Republican for the last 40 years and that state still leads the nation in poverty

            In America you have the first amendment right to make up absolute bullsh*t in an internet forum. As a minority myself and as someone who is acquainted with many others, whatever shortcomings the Democrats may have, they are light years ahead of the GOP.

            Blacks vote 90% Democratic for a reason. Your opinions about Democrats and black folks are yours and not shared by the overwhelming majority of our community/

            Voting Republican in Mississippi certainly is not helping white folks either.


            Meanwhile, poverty in Mississippi—which is one of the nation’s least healthy states based on a number of indicators—remains high. The Census report shows that Mississippi’s 2012 poverty rate of 24.2 percent leads the nation. Overall, the number of people in poverty rose during the Great Recession, but the national poverty rate remained unchanged at about 15 percent.

          • Bob Waas June 12th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

            Voting Democrat in DC doesn’t help either. They have the highest poverty rate in the nation at 20.7% which is .6% higher than Mississippi. 2014 Rates.


          • Bob Waas June 12th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

            “Blacks vote 90% Democratic for a reason. Your opinions about Democrats and black folks are yours and not shared by the overwhelming majority of our community”

            My opinions about Democrats are not personal, but political. It is all about how we look at a problem and the methods we choose to solve them.

            I’m not sure what opinion you may think I have about blacks, but your statement above seems to me to be negative. Would you care to elaborate?

          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

            I was referring to this statement

            “”Democrats try to act like they are the ones who care so much for the minorities, and minorities are the group who have suffered the most under Obama.”

            That is the opinion I was referring to. Sorry for any confusion to the contrary. 90% support for the Democratic party contradicts your opinion. That is my point

            As for my hometown of Washington DC, amend the Constitution to provide those citizens with two US Senators and a voting Representative in the House. Then, your comparison will be valid. As things stand now, DC can do nothing without Congressional approval in a Congress where the residents do not even have a vote.

          • Bob Waas June 12th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            DC does get to vote for the President. A favorable Congress could make life in DC much better.

            It’s not so much my opinion. $15 trillion has been spent on the war on poverty and we haven’t made a dent in it. Voting for those who continue to do the same thing over and over is insane.

          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

            My point was Congressional representation. Yes DC finally got to vote for President when I was 8 years old. Does not change the fact that residents of the district have no voting representation in Congress.

            The $15trillion claim is a right wing talking point which the Post’s fact-checker gave 2 pinocchios.

            And as noted in the article, much of the increase in spending is to pay for health care which keeps people alive but does not necessarily elevate their income. Other types of direct assistance spending are declining.

            Since Mississippi keeps voting Republican on the federal and state level, has full representation in Congress, and is at the top of the poverty rate for all states, then using your logic, the people of Mississippi are insane for continuing to vote Republican.

            Works for me


            In fact, federal outlays for low-income assistance are predicted to reach 4.2 percent of the gross domestic product by 2022, with all of the increase due to health-care inflation. By 2022, CRS says, health care increasingly will dominate low-income aid, accounting for almost seven out of 10 dollars spent on “poverty” programs; meanwhile, non-health care programs “would see their aggregate spending decline.”

          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

            I would also point out that based on the wiki link you provided, of the top 10 states in terms of the least amount of poverty, 7 are solid blue states. With Virginia as a swing state, that makes 8 out of 10 states with the least poverty, leaning Democratic.

            of the bottom 10, excluding the district, all are red states except New Mexico.

          • arc99 June 12th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

            and before you engage in the right wing tradition of cherry picking a quote completely out of context to make some intellectually dishonest argument


            “what difference does it make”

            “you did not build that”

            “we have to pass it before you can see it”

            you might try getting a better picture of what the person believes before you go citing them as some sort of oracle to prove your point


            “He’s right,” Charles Barkley said of Mellencamp. “The word conservative means discriminatory practically. It’s a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That’s all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain.”

          • TiredOfThemAll June 13th, 2014 at 7:25 am

            That is rich. You don’t like what the Democratic party did at some point in history and you just call them Republicans.


            My sources are the same.

            YOU leave out the part about the SOUTH.
            No one denies that the ENTIRE south voted against it, (That is why it switched to Republican.)
            That is why you have to leave out the South, (which is why the numbers for Democrats are lower.)
            That is what I posted.

            Those racists are now Republicans.

            That was Nixon’s Southern Strategy.

            YOU have to pretend that the Northern Republicans of 1964 are the same as the Southern Republicans of today.

  5. Obewon June 10th, 2014 at 11:59 am

    This Racist teacher should be immediately charged, tried, fired & fined for illegally poisoning far better minds, than all of his Klansman combined. Below Racist Birther Bab Wass cries ‘Nobody likes me because I always support well proven racists boo-hoo Waaaa….’