School superintendent resigns over racist comment about Deshaun Watson

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Lynn Redden, the superintendent of Onalaska Independent School District in Texas resigned this morning in the wake of his racist comments about Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

“We have accepted the resignation of the superintendent,” the school board said in a statement released on Saturday morning.

The resignation came six days after Redden wrote on Facebook about Watson’s play at the end of the Texans’ loss to the Titans.

“That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” he wrote. “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”

Those comments were denounced by, among others, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and team captain J.J. Watt.

90 responses to “School superintendent resigns over racist comment about Deshaun Watson

  1. For those who haven’t heard all the details, his explanation was that he thought it was a private message he was responding to rather than posting it for the whole world to see. Doh! If you ain’t smart enough to understand how social media works, best to stay away from it.

  2. It was certainly a racist remark, and he should have drawn some sort of rebuke. But do people always have to see their lives ruined because they said something stupid?

  3. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    Of course, he’ll still draw his full pension and benefits, so what did he really lose?
    ++
    Dignity

  4. A person in power (school board superintendent) you can think anything you want, you just can’t say it. Idiot!

  5. “Yes, they do.
    When the person in charge of education is a racist, they do need it.”

    Do you apply that across the board? Have you ever in your life said something racist or misogynist? Did you then quit your job? We keep applying the death penalty for jaywalking.

  6. THE AMERICAN REBELLION says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    freedom of speech is dead

    ——-

    Well, he wasn’t fired from a public school district. He resigned likely because he thought he couldn’t do his job anymore with the controversy. So it’s not a first amendment issue at all.

  7. To THE AMERICAN REBELLION:

    Freedom of speech is entirely alive. He wasn’t arrested, he is still free.

    But freedom of speech DOES NOT mean freedom from consequence. Which is what happened here.

  8. THE AMERICAN REBELLION
    Sep 22, 2018, 10:26 AM PDT
    freedom of speech is dead
    ——————-
    I don’t think you understand what “Freedom of speech” really means then.

  9. redlikethepig says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    “Yes, they do.
    When the person in charge of education is a racist, they do need it.”

    Do you apply that across the board? Have you ever in your life said something racist or misogynist? Did you then quit your job? We keep applying the death penalty for jaywalking
    —————-
    it’s pretty telling that you equated racism with jaywalking

    But to answer your direct question, no not everyone should lose their entire career because they are racist. But someone who is responsible for thousands of students including I’m sure many many African-American students should definitely not be allowed to keep their job.

  10. This is a horrible story all around. I don’t celebrate anyone losing their job ever. That said, he can’t be a school district supervisor. If he wants to be Trump supporter and drive a cab that’s his business but he can’t impart his morals on kids or people that teach kids.

  11. Sorry bud,a guy making important decisions for thousands of students and staff spouting off deragatory comments about black people isn’t the same thing as jay walking.

    Our country has a very poor history of racism, and treating black people poorly. Wanna keep your job and dignity? Keep your racist comments to yourself

  12. THE AMERICAN REBELLION says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    freedom of speech is dead

    ————————
    This is no different from players protesting at work. No one took away his right to make his statement. And then no one took away the rights of others to respond how they wished. Sure this time the argument supports the SJW point of view. But it should. Its a true argument that applies equally to everyone regardless of politics.

  13. The only positive resulting in this story is watching other racists minimize the problem and make excuses all while fully believing they are not racist.

    “Do you apply that across the board? Have you ever in your life said something racist or misogynist? Did you then quit your job? We keep applying the death penalty for jaywalking”

    It’s easy for me to answer that question, no and no. I actually really like women and know a few, in fact if you google how babies were born you might discover that a woman has played a role in your life and misogyny is stupid.
    Also, I don’t judge people by the pigment of their skin so can’t say I’ve ever said or even had racist thoughts.
    I do judge people by the content of their internet posts, and you sir are a bigot.

  14. Betsy DeVos could use a guy like him as the new Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.

  15. It was certainly a racist remark, and he should have drawn some sort of rebuke. But do people always have to see their lives ruined because they said something stupid?

    —————————————————————————————-

    When they are supposed to ensure equitable treatment of all students and post something like this? Yes, their ability to hold a privilege position should be “ruined.” As to what that does to his life, actions beget consequences. Deal with it.

  16. redlikethepig says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    “Yes, they do.
    When the person in charge of education is a racist, they do need it.”

    Do you apply that across the board? Have you ever in your life said something racist or misogynist? Did you then quit your job? We keep applying the death penalty for jaywalking
    —–
    Dude open your eyes. Do you really think someone with this frame of mind should be in charge of kids? And be responsible for setting these kids on the right path?

  17. Idiotic statement from a guy who doesnt know football. The biggest issue is too many coaches see black QBs as athletes and not qbs so too many times they are not taught to be a qb when it comes to balance, release, footwork, throwing motion, and defensive recognition. I have seen just as many white qbs that cant do those things either.

  18. The irony is the dumbo was going off about “precision decision-making” abilities. He obviously failed that class.

  19. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    I guess freedom of speech is dead in this country. Stupid comment but to have a career ruined by it is equally stupid. Everyone is so hypersensitive these days.
    ———

    Are you kidding? The man had a job where he was in charge of The well-being of thousands of students including I’m sure many African-Americans. Do you really think a racist has the right to continue his career as an educator after being outed as a racist?

    And please stop with the freedom of speech nonsense. Freedom of speech means you can say what you want, it doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for what you say

  20. freedom of speech is dead
    ——————————————————————
    This is a case study in how and why this country has sunk to the level it has.

    Freedom of speech is alive and well. You can say whatever you want……………….but that does not mean you are free from any consequences.

    The party of “responsibility” wants to say whatever it wants to say, but not be held accountable. This was an educator saying this. This statement makes him profoundly unqualified for his job.

  21. It is very refreshing to know he was held accountable in of all places Texas. I am no Watson or Texans fan; Watson can’t stay healthy, but that was a very bigoted remark from a supposedly educated guy. Yes, he can go and work for the Trump reelection campaign now.

  22. Talk about a stooge , this moron throws a great career away ( which he shouldn’t be in anyway with his thinking) and will probably never get another job in academia. I know what a sweet gig a school or district superintendant is.

  23. Why do people continue to think it’s a swell idea to post every brainless thought in their head on social media? Absolutely no good comes from it.

  24. It’s very hard to believe how many people bring up freedom if speech in these situations (including a certain unemployed qb). The first amendment protects you from THE GOVERNMENT. If you say or fo stupid stuff and embarass your employer, they have the right to fire you. Period. End of story.

    We need to bring civics and law classes back into the fold in our high schools.

  25. I’m from Houston and I remember when Warren Moon dealt with the same or worse when he came to the Oilers in 84. So sad that some people think the same way in 2018. That guy didn’t deserve to be in charge of educating kids

  26. “It was certainly a racist remark, and he should have drawn some sort of rebuke. But do people always have to see their lives ruined because they said something stupid?”

    Not always but in this case I think its appropriate. How could any African American student in his school district ever get a fair shake if he oversees them?

    “freedom of speech is dead”

    No freedom of speech is not dead. This guy made these comments for all the world to see as a superintendent of a school district. Had he made them in the privacy of his own home or not as a supervisor in the workplace, I would defend his right to make whatever vile statement he wanted to.

  27. This herd mentality is what modern day pioneering black quarterbacks Marlon Briscoe, James Harris, Eldridge Dickey, Onree Jackson, Karl Douglas, Joe Gilliam, JJ Jones, Parnell Dickinson, Dave Mays, Johnnie Walton, Vince Evans, Doug Williams and Warren Moon had to deal with in the 1960s-1980s.

  28. When did this idea that black qbs are dumber than white qbs come up? A bunch of old racist white men still in the 1700’s.

    Where are the physiological and psychological studies that support this?

    There must be a bunch of catscans out there that indicate this…

    What a joke.

  29. tdubdizzle says:
    September 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm
    When did this idea that black qbs are dumber than white qbs come up? A bunch of old racist white men still in the 1700’s.

    Where are the physiological and psychological studies that support this?

    There must be a bunch of catscans out there that indicate this…

    What a joke.

    Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel got the Wonderlic scores of all the top QBs in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame: 28
    Mitchell Trubisky, UNC: 25
    Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech: 24
    Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 20

  30. Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame: 28
    Mitchell Trubisky, UNC: 25
    Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech: 24
    Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 20
    ——————————-
    Don’t stop there.

    Bret Favre, Southern Miss 22
    Tim Tebow, Florida 22
    Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana Tech 16
    Heath Shuler, Tennessee 16
    Dan Marino, Pittsburgh 16
    Jim Kelly, Miami 15

  31. Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame: 28
    Mitchell Trubisky, UNC: 25
    Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech: 24
    Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 20
    ——————————-
    Don’t stop there.

    Bret Favre, Southern Miss 22
    Tim Tebow, Florida 22
    Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana Tech 16
    Heath Shuler, Tennessee 16
    Dan Marino, Pittsburgh 16
    Jim Kelly, Miami 15

    OK I wont
    Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks still active in the NFL — Eli Manning (39), Aaron Rodgers (35), Tom Brady (33), Nick Foles (29), Drew Brees (28), Russell Wilson (28), Joe Flacco (27) and Ben Roethlisberger (25)

  32. As a Texans fan he also couldn’t depend on Carr, Schaub, Yates, Fitzpatrick, Osweiler, Leinart, Savage, Mallett and Hoyer. Wonder what they all have in common? He’s idiot for even complaining.

  33. Do you need a high wonderlic to be a successful QB & does race play a part?

    recent SuperBowl Winning QB’s

    Nick Foles 29/C.Wentz 40

    Eli Manning 39

    Aaron Rodgers 35

    Tom Brady 33

    Drew Brees 28

    Russell Wilson 28

    Joe Flacco 27

    Ben Roethlisberger 25

    What about recent scores in general of Black QB’s ?

    E.J. Manuel, 28
    Jameis Winston, Florida State 27
    Robert Griffin III, Baylor 24
    Geno Smith, West Virginia 24
    JaMarcus Russell, LSU 24
    Cam Newton, Auburn 21
    DeShaun Watson, 20
    Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville 20
    Mike Vick, Virginia Tech 20
    Donovan McNabb, Syracuse 15
    Lamar Jackson 13
    Vince Young, Texas 6

    What about mixed race QB’s White Parent & Black Parent?

    Colin Kaepernick 37
    Brad Kaaya 34
    Russell Wilson 28
    Deshone Kizer 28
    Josh Freeman, 27
    Dak Prescott, 25
    Patrick Mahomes 24

  34. I’m so tired of people saying “I guess free speech is dead” if someone gets fired for something they said. Free speech is only in relation to the government NOT your job. This man did not go to jail for his comment…hence free speech. However a company or in this case a school district has a right to protect its brand when it comes to the public. Your job is not guaranteed. I am a teacher and if I cursed out a student I would lose my job and justifiably too. You this the SI of a district should keep his job for being racist? SMH

  35. kem70 says:
    September 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    I’m so tired of people saying “I guess free speech is dead” if someone gets fired for something they said. Free speech is only in relation to the government NOT your job. This man did not go to jail for his comment…hence free speech. However a company or in this case a school district has a right to protect its brand when it comes to the public. Your job is not guaranteed. I am a teacher and if I cursed out a student I would lose my job and justifiably too. You this the SI of a district should keep his job for being racist? SMH
    ————————-
    If you’re a teacher, you should learn how to use a comma. I certainly wouldn’t want you teaching my kids English grammar.

  36. “I do judge people by the content of their internet posts, and you sir are a bigot.”

    All I’m contending is that one stupid, racist statement shouldn’t end a person’s career. Not that there should be zero consequences. I think that statement of yours says more about you than it does me.

  37. No one is impressed that you can’t understand what Freedom of Speech means.

    You don’t get killed. You don’t go to jail. You don’t get your land or property taken away.

    Everyone else still has the freedom to treat you like an idiot.

  38. This is a perfect example of why it’s hard for black people to get ahead. There are millions of Lynn Redden’s living in America, and just like this guy, they’re often in high positions, and in positions that hire a lot of people. We’ll say we’re an equal opportunity employer, but we’re just kidding. Just like when we talk about Colin Kaepernick, we turn it into a flag issue. Yeah, we’re just kidding on that too. We’re just racists. Don’t blame us, that’s the way we were raised. Our folks are good people, they just don’t believe blacks are equal. So why would you hire one when you can hire a smart white guy? It makes us feel good when we fire a guy like Lynn Redden, but we’re all Lynn Redden’s out here, or at least millions of us are. If there was just one Lynn Redden, there wouldn’t be a problem.

  39. jburns9999 says:
    September 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame: 28
    Mitchell Trubisky, UNC: 25
    Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech: 24
    Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 20
    ——————————-
    Don’t stop there.

    Bret Favre, Southern Miss 22
    Tim Tebow, Florida 22
    Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana Tech 16
    Heath Shuler, Tennessee 16
    Dan Marino, Pittsburgh 16
    Jim Kelly, Miami 15

    ———-
    Bradshaw had a 16? I had him pegged at under 10 for sure

  40. It was certainly a racist remark, and he should have drawn some sort of rebuke. But do people always have to see their lives ruined because they said something stupid?

    ___________

    Not at all and it happens here every single day. You can say whatever you want and nobody does anything.

    This has to do with his position of authority and if you don’t see that you’re as dumb as a box of rocks.

  41. redlikethepig says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    It was certainly a racist remark, and he should have drawn some sort of rebuke. But do people always have to see their lives ruined because they said something stupid?
    —————————————————

    ORRRRRR, you could just not be a racist tool!

  42. redlikethepig says:
    September 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    “I do judge people by the content of their internet posts, and you sir are a bigot.”

    All I’m contending is that one stupid, racist statement shouldn’t end a person’s career. Not that there should be zero consequences. I think that statement of yours says more about you than it does me.
    ————————————
    It’s a lot bigger than “one stupid, racist statement.” It’s clear the guy believed what he wrote. It’s 2018. There is no excuse for being that idiotic. The guy cannot be helped at this stage in his life. He can’t unlearn his upbringing and undo his prejudices now. He believes his race is superior to other races, which is the very definition of racism. Good riddance.

  43. wolfiereasonedlife says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    This is a horrible story all around. I don’t celebrate anyone losing their job ever. That said, he can’t be a school district supervisor. If he wants to be Trump supporter and drive a cab that’s his business but he can’t impart his morals on kids or people that teach kids.
    ———————————-
    That is fair enough. We also need to eradicate from their jobs each and every left wing teacher, school official, and board member that discriminates against children who lean to the right because they too “can’t impart [their] morals on kids or people that teach kids.”.

  44. Why is it Kap can claim it’s collusion for doing something during work time that is considered offensive to almost ever cop in America—which is untrue to boot. But targeting a “group” of people. This guy rightly loses his job—but bc of a Facebook post. Why don’t we try to also change the views of people? He’s fired. So he goes on being a racist. Being fired is good for the children and helps the future. But we’ve done nothing to change this view by people.

    I know a man who is the absolutely worst racist I’ve ever met. He’s pretending to not be one bc he wants a woman who’s in an interracial family. Lying about how he truly thinks and feels. Is that better? Is it really thought to be ok to just hide it if you’re a racist? Not stop being one bc we are moving forward in this country?

  45. charliecharger says:
    September 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    This is a perfect example of why it’s hard for black people to get ahead. There are millions of Lynn Redden’s living in America, and just like this guy, they’re often in high positions, and in positions that hire a lot of people. We’ll say we’re an equal opportunity employer, but we’re just kidding. Just like when we talk about Colin Kaepernick, we turn it into a flag issue. Yeah, we’re just kidding on that too. We’re just racists. Don’t blame us, that’s the way we were raised. Our folks are good people, they just don’t believe blacks are equal. So why would you hire one when you can hire a smart white guy? It makes us feel good when we fire a guy like Lynn Redden, but we’re all Lynn Redden’s out here, or at least millions of us are. If there was just one Lynn Redden, there wouldn’t be a problem.
    ———————————
    That feeling when you decry stereotyping of people based on race by using unsubstantiated stereotypes of people based on race.

    You are no better than Lynn Redden-How does that feel?

  46. nhpats says:
    September 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    jburns9999 says:
    September 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame: 28
    Mitchell Trubisky, UNC: 25
    Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech: 24
    Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 20
    ——————————-
    Don’t stop there.

    Bret Favre, Southern Miss 22
    Tim Tebow, Florida 22
    Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana Tech 16
    Heath Shuler, Tennessee 16
    Dan Marino, Pittsburgh 16
    Jim Kelly, Miami 15

    ———-
    Bradshaw had a 16? I had him pegged at under 10 for sure
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    So with 67% African Americans in the NFL where are the HOF Black QB’s?
    Not saying there are fine QB’s but there should be 3 to 1 African American’s
    But I guess it is someone else’s fault too, Always someone else’s fault. Equality starts where it is earned!

  47. THE AMERICAN REBELLION says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    freedom of speech is dead
    =================================================

    if you don’t know what ‘freedom of speech’ means then you should stop using that phrase. you obviously have an internet connection, go look it up

  48. “This has to do with his position of authority and if you don’t see that you’re as dumb as a box of rocks.”

    Insults are unnecessary. I merely disagree with the level of punishment. This is all a product of the internet outrage culture, which I view as counterproductive.

  49. The mainstream media accomplished it’s goal. Fire up race relations over one ignorant message on social media. Remember Anglos, the first amendment does not apply to you.

  50. notlistinin says:
    September 22, 2018 at 5:35 pm
    wolfiereasonedlife says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    This is a horrible story all around. I don’t celebrate anyone losing their job ever. That said, he can’t be a school district supervisor. If he wants to be Trump supporter and drive a cab that’s his business but he can’t impart his morals on kids or people that teach kids.
    ———————————-
    That is fair enough. We also need to eradicate from their jobs each and every left wing teacher, school official, and board member that discriminates against children who lean to the right because they too “can’t impart [their] morals on kids or people that teach kids.”.
    ____________
    I’m sorry you’re upset because a racist was removed from a high-level position in an institution for educating children. It seems like more and more people are defending racism now than ever before. What’s up with that?

  51. What’s scary to me is these people are hired at high salaries for these roles. I mean come on you can’t tell me a guy who will post something like that didn’t show signs of being an idiot before, during and after the hiring process.

  52. Seems a little harsh. Being forced to resign over a comment made without using common sense? I think an apology would have sufficed. I guess times are changing. For the worse at that. Seems like people are being attacked constantly for having an opinion which doesn’t conform with the new “normal”. Not just attacked. People are being destroyed over things mistakenly done or said. And it doesn’t have to be a major incident either. Simply misspeaking is now grounds to destroy a person, even if they have an unquestionable character up to that point. The guy in the article will probably have his life threatened. Will have to move out of his house and leave town. He will be blackballed and will have trouble finding a job. Serves him right, eh leftists?

  53. redlikethepig says:
    September 22, 2018 at 5:59 pm
    “This has to do with his position of authority and if you don’t see that you’re as dumb as a box of rocks.”

    Insults are unnecessary. I merely disagree with the level of punishment. This is all a product of the internet outrage culture, which I view as counterproductive.
    ———————-
    I am outraged by racism and so are a lot of other people. It’s going to be elbow room only in Nov, since voting over the internet isn’t allowed. See you at the polls.

  54. When people use a players wonderlic score as an example of that persons intelligence.

    I think it’s fair to completely disregard that opinion.

  55. bannedfromchoirpractice
    I love that you avoid the point and just take personal shots at me as if I made a grammar mistake on my resume. It’s a comment on a news thread. I am sure everything you have emailed, texted, made comments on social media never had a grammar mistake. I will make sure I get my comments proofread by 2 people next time. Focus on the issue.

  56. HA Baker says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    It is very refreshing to know he was held accountable in of all places Texas. I am no Watson or Texans fan; Watson can’t stay healthy, but that was a very bigoted remark from a supposedly educated guy. Yes, he can go and work for the Trump reelection campaign now.
    ——————-

    When I read this I got curious enough to use Google to find out what candidates this guy this Lynn Redden guy had supported. Very interesting.

  57. When you have one race no matter which one it is saying things as stupid and racist as this SUPERINTENDENT of a SCHOOL in AMERICA does, does anyone really have one bit of doubt that there are a whole lot more people in powerful positions much more powerful than his thinking the same stuff ??

    This is not the America I envisioned.

    And to top it off you have people trying go defend the superintendent in this thread.

    Now when you hear the words racism from people remember what you heard the superintendent say. Because it’s not just in the Trump Republican south it’s in many of the powerful Republicans who live in the north.

    I don’t wonder what’s wrong with America I know what’s wrong with America.

    Everybody knows there’s plenty of jerks in every race. Just remember that certain superintendents, the representatives, senators,governors & presidents ect, ect ect will push that one or 2 race thing on you all day just to get a vote or manipulate the way your 5 year old kid thinks about other people.

    The one privilege of being white is your relatives didn’t grow up slaves.

  58. kem70 says:
    September 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    bannedfromchoirpractice
    I love that you avoid the point and just take personal shots at me as if I made a grammar mistake on my resume. It’s a comment on a news thread. I am sure everything you have emailed, texted, made comments on social media never had a grammar mistake. I will make sure I get my comments proofread by 2 people next time. Focus on the issue.
    ——————————
    Bro, you’re a teacher. Do what teachers do and be a model for those who might look up to you as an example of someone with a high degree of language skills. I don’t discriminate. When someone tells me they’re an artist, I expect them to color inside the lines, and I expect a musician to tune his instrument when it is out of tune. If you’re not going to play the part, then don’t build yourself up as something you’re not.

  59. One thing here. This was definitely something this guy needed to be held accountable for and I am 100% for him not holding the job he had. It was beyond stupid to say what he said — even if he were joking.
    But — reading many posts in here it’s clear that the same old nonsense is being screamed which implies only white people are racists. There are racists in every race, religion, and secular group there is. Anyone who says they don’t know someone just like them (in terms of ethnicity) who is a racist or makes racist comments even in jest, is a liar.
    I love jokes. My favorite stand up comedians were guys like Redd Foxx, Don Rickles, and Richard Pryor. All three of those guys used racist terms and made racist remarks in their acts. And I could name plenty of more, too. But they were funny.
    I can tell a joke about almost any nationality you can name — including my own. I also can tell jokes about wives, which includes my own. Does that mean I am a racist or hate women? Not in my book. It means I can laugh at myself as well as others.
    My point is, let’s all remember we all live in glass houses and we need to look in the mirror sometimes before we crucify someone else or lump any group under one label.

  60. riverhorsey says:
    September 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    When you have one race no matter which one it is saying things as stupid and racist as this SUPERINTENDENT of a SCHOOL in AMERICA does, does anyone really have one bit of doubt that there are a whole lot more people in powerful positions much more powerful than his thinking the same stuff ??

    This is not the America I envisioned.

    And to top it off you have people trying go defend the superintendent in this thread.

    Now when you hear the words racism from people remember what you heard the superintendent say. Because it’s not just in the Trump Republican south it’s in many of the powerful Republicans who live in the north.

    I don’t wonder what’s wrong with America I know what’s wrong with America.

    Everybody knows there’s plenty of jerks in every race. Just remember that certain superintendents, the representatives, senators,governors & presidents ect, ect ect will push that one or 2 race thing on you all day just to get a vote or manipulate the way your 5 year old kid thinks about other people.

    The one privilege of being white is your relatives didn’t grow up slaves.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    My great-grandmother was a full blooded Erie Indian. As a young orphan girl, she was sold to a family as an “indentured servant”. That was a fancy term for “slave”. My great-grandfather met her later on and fell in love with her. He worked pulling barges through the Erie Canal and saved for almost two years to buy her out of the contract so he could marry her.
    So your statement about being white and not having ancestors who were slaves is wrong.

  61. tdubdizzle says:
    September 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    When people use a players wonderlic score as an example of that persons intelligence.

    I think it’s fair to completely disregard that opinion.

    ————-

    Well that is the point of the Womderlic test is it not?

  62. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    I guess freedom of speech is dead in this country. Stupid comment but to have a career ruined by it is equally stupid. Everyone is so hypersensitive these days.
    ———

    Are you kidding? The man had a job where he was in charge of The well-being of thousands of students including I’m sure many African-Americans. Do you really think a racist has the right to continue his career as an educator after being outed as a racist?

    And please stop with the freedom of speech nonsense. Freedom of speech means you can say what you want, it doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for what you say
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    Low hanging fruit. One bad comment does not mean that is how he handles decisions in his personal or professional life. It was dumb and it was racist so it is quite easy to attack him and anyone who tries to insert a bit or reason into the mob scenario. As for your reasoning, that seems fine as long as it is applied fairly across similar scenarios. Racism is racism no matter the race of the perpetrator or the race that is attacked. There are college professors and administrators who have made public comments or instituted actual policies that are racist against Asians and white people and not one of them has been forced to leave their jobs. There has been no social media outcry. The people who have brought it up have been attacked themselves. This situation is wrongly treated differently because the race in question is black. There is no evidence this guy made a decision that negatively impacted black students but it is understandable where the suspicion comes from and there is likely cause to check what he has done. The employer can do whatever they want so there is no reason to argue he shouldn’t have been fired but there are an awful lot of people on here representing different points of view that have put absolutely no thought into the scenario.

  63. wolfiereasonedlife says:
    September 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    A racist in Texas? Didn’t see that coming.

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    A nasty stereotypical comment from a PFT closet bigot above; what irony. Definitely saw that coming.

  64. Morons should not be on social media, period.

    …..

    Actually, I think it’s good they are; they out themselves. A certain kind of social darwinism.

  65. The wonderlic is a terrible predictor of football intelligence, esp. for QBs.

    It’s also fraught with many of the same issues IQ tests have: they test only certain kind of intelligence; they don’t take learning disabilities, like dyslexia, into account; they often have unintended racial biases.

    I’m not sure why the nfl even uses it, except they’re dinosaurs.

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