Sunday, November 22, 2009

Racist image conjures up unfair resentment

An interesting situation is brewing in Philadelphia regarding this "lovely" image to the right.

It was given to a middle school algebra class on a math worksheet to illustrate an assignment question.

The image itself is hideous. The problem was exacerbated by the fact that the there is only one black student in the algebra class. And to make the situation worse, the student was teased by another student who asked was the man in the image his father.

Of course the black student's mother is livid over the entire situation.

But the real story to me is reading some of the ignorant comments left on a message board. Apparently some folks got angry because the mother dared to complain and dared to call the NAACP: