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View Diary: White Iowa teacher tells black student to address him by saying, ‘Yes, sir, master’ (193 comments)

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  •  to us and directed at us it was a joke (3+ / 0-)
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    moviemeister76, Sylv, suka

    because there was no heavy history for us of how we were dominated and oppressed by "masters" in slavery.

    Directed at Black people it is an deeply hurtful and offensive racist speech.

    •  It was a joke in poor taste, (0+ / 0-)

      and I would not have gone along with it when I was in high school in the early 1960s.  Neither, I'm quite sure, would my parents.

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