Teacher Suspended for Writing ‘C.H.A.N.G.E. – Come Help A Ni**er Get Elected’

I know this story is kinda old, but y’all are just going to keep sending it to me until I post it. So here you go. Thanks to loyal reader Laa’Iqa for the tip!


    From: Davis, Shirl
    Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 8:26 AM
    To: ; Subject: FW: Seven Grade Teacher called OBAMA the N Word

    7 th-Grade Teacher to Students: Obama is a ‘N’-Word
    October 8th, 2008

    7th-Grade teacher to students: Obama is a ‘N’-word. Angry parents in the northwest Florida community of Marianna want a middle school teacher fired after he put the “N”-word on the board to describe Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The Marianna Middle School teacher, Greg Howard, is now serving a 10-day suspension after writing an acronym on the dry-erase board on Sept. 26: “C.H.A.N.G.E. – Come Help A N*gg*r Get Elected.” But many parents want the 17-year teacher fired. The seventh-grade social studies teacher’s class has 17 White students, six Black students and one Asian student. Initially he was suspended for the day without pay, but that was elevated to the 10-day punishment. He must also write a letter of apology to students. “We feel like the punishment is sufficient,” Larry Moore, superintendent of the Jackson County School District , told The Detroit Free Press. “We did not feel he had to be fired.” NAACP officials say they will reserve their actions in the case until their investigation is complete. Audrey Wad, who has nieces and nephews at the school, didn’t need any more information before expressing her outrage. “To me, it’s hurtful,” she told the Free Press. “The idea that he would impose his political opinion on the children is wrong to me. That’s where he crossed the line.”


28 Responses to “Teacher Suspended for Writing ‘C.H.A.N.G.E. – Come Help A Ni**er Get Elected’”

  1. 1
    Bird says:

    I don’t know the context of how he said it, but whether he was expressing his own racist views or pointing out the racist views of people in America he definately let the kids know racism still exists at a time when many people are pretending it doesn’t and throw out the phrase “race card” when people complain of very real racial discrimination.

  2. 2
    Peachizz says:

    I thought that teacher was fired…..

  3. 3
    Anna says:

    Some ppl will do anything for their 15 minutes of shame/fame.
    When I first read about this I was fired up. Too bad being fired up did not last that long, being it is something that we get use to hearing about.

  4. 4
    Peachizz says:

    @ Bird,
    U damn right Racism exist it’s just institutionalized (school,workplace etc.)

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  6. 6
    Krysi J says:

    See what Im talking bout? People are doing all kindz of retarded azz sh*t, here is another dumb azz move in my book. Seriously don’t be surprised if some fukked up sh*t goes down tonight…its Halloween and all hell will probably break loose! Only 4 more days to go….I hope America can make it before we all destroy each other.

  7. 7
    Mz_Magnificent1 says:

    Sandra you are really giving it to us today…1st the Black chick posing with the idiots dressed in KKK outfits and now this guy.

    Shoot, I might need to log back on when I get home today…I’m about to start looking at my White co-workers funny in a minute.

  8. 8
    hermosa says:

    He needs to be fired. A suspension won’t change his ignorance, maybe not having a job will!

  9. 9
    Kymystry says:

    Ok … he’ll get another job … just like Don Imus …

    and thats the jacked up reality of Amerikkka

  10. 10
    iyonah says:

    @ Kym so sad but true … and good afternoon fam!

    Boss Lady in office today and over my shoulder, I peaked in and she said oh that pic is just wrong, and she only saw the KKK wear and the female .. I never even read the story … browing through everything real quick …

    @ Sandra what’s the delay w/ this story? What defines the criteria for what you decide to post???

  11. 11
    Kymystry says:

    hey Iyonah !! … :-)

  12. 12
    Fenix6376 says:

    I don’t think this is an issue regarding this teacher imposing his political opinion on the students. This is a question about judgement. This teacher should have known that a statement like that is inappropriate. I don’t think the teacher should be fired because he put a racial slur on the board; I think the teacher should be fired because he lacked the judgement no to put it on the board.

  13. 13
    Detroit48205 says:

    @ Bird:

    “C.H.A.N.G.E. –Come help a N!gg3r get elected” That’s the context in which he used it…


  14. 14
    lisa says:

    Why would he be that blatantly stupid?

  15. 15
    iyonah says:

    I received a text with the acro and was not amused then or now … its not appropriate.

  16. 16
    Kymystry says:

    @ goat .. my son wants a pair sooooo bad … if I could find them in a 15 he’d get them … lol

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    Dhoward1913 says:

    The most ridiculous thing about this was when the news spoke to his students, they interviewed a black kid. This was not by mere happenstance. This little ingnoramus said the teacher was just playing, he likes to joke around and there is nothing wrong with what he said. It is a sad day when our kids can not recoginze that some folks are insulting them.

  18. 18
    Bird says:

    Detroit48205 Says:

    @ Bird:

    “C.H.A.N.G.E. –Come help a N!gg3r get elected” That’s the context in which he used it…


    That is not the whole story and I don’t feel like looking it up. The class could have been discussing racism in the current presidential race. The teacher may have said, “I actually saw this on a reputable web site.” Or maybe he said, “I’ll tell you what I think about Obama’s campaign slogan.” That is what I mean by context and Sandra’s brief recap, while highly inflammatory, doesn’t give the full story so I can’t assume anything. That’s all I was saying.

  19. 19
    aduvalprincess says:

    It’s a sad situation all the way around. How is suspension the answer? He needs to be fired and have this as a permanent mark on his record. If the parents of the students (black, white, or other) don’t take a stand against this issue, this kind of foolery will be tolerated everywhere. Even if this is truly how he feels, he should have kept it to himself.

  20. 20
    Charles says:

    I can see why a lot of people hate blacks ;)

  21. 21
    shunda says:

    I received that text message also and I did not find it funny. In the words of Jay-Z. Rosa Parks sat so MLK could walk, MLK walked so Obama could run, Obama is running so that we all can fly. Racism will be like roaches. One of the last things on Earth.

  22. 22
    trynabeme says:

    I concur….this article does not give the full context of the situation….I too have rec’d it as a text message SEVERAL times…..perhaps he was just talking about it…….but yes it’s 2008….and obviously some people still don’t get it that you can’t say it/spell it/think it…….DUH!

  23. 23
    shanie says:


    Do you care to explain why people hate blacks? Furthermore are you Black? If not why are you even on this blog? Does your lil weeder get hard by displaying the ignorant comments that you make? You really should get a life.

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    Sharonda says:

    And the buffonery continues.I tell ya…people really do show their true colors, playing or not.

    Charles, behave!!!Lol.I seriously think you be saying ish to get it poppin.

    And if the child, they interviewed, is black, then whoooo he needs a serious history lesson.I pray for my generation.They wouldn’t even be living today.Better yet, our mouths would be closed shut.Just playing??Naw.In my comp classes we read stories that had the “N” word with it, and we would never use it in any context.NEVER.

  25. 25
    teecee says:

    he should be fired, if thats how he thinks about black folks then what is he teaching his students ?


  26. 26
    candycane says:

    Someone sent me that in a text message, I thought it was funny. Didnt know a white guy started it though.

  27. 27
    dblaq says:

    Charles is a white guy pretending to be black or he is a black guy thinking he is white. He will have a rude awakening when one day he over hears his white friend talking behind his back and calling him “That One”.

    What’s the acronym for A.M.E.R.I.K.K.K.A????

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    pointhimout says:

    i got that in a text message months ago. i’m sure one of his black friends sent it to him….the person who sent it to me was on the floor laughing. everyone she sent it to was highly offended and didn’t find any humor in it.

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