Oklahoma HS teacher tells class: ‘To be white is to be racist’


From Fox News: A high school student in Norman, Oklahoma, said she used her cell phone to record a teacher saying, “To be white is to be racist,” during a lecture on “how to heal the racial divide.”

The unidentified student used her cell phone to record the lesson, KFOR.com reported. The student said she was offended by the teacher’s remarks and “felt like he was encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white.”

The news station reached out to the teacher—who was teaching an elective philosophy course– but did not receive an immediate response.

The lecture reportedly started with a video on the “Mistreatment of Native Americans.” The teacher went on to say, “Am I racist? And I say, yeah. And I don’t want to be. It’s not like choose to be racist.”

The video shows a man using a bottle of white correction fluid to cover a country on a globe. “He was basically comparing what he had done to the globe to what we did to America,” the student said.

Superintendent of Norman Public Schools

Superintendent of Norman Public Schools

Dr. Joe Siano, the superintendent of Norman Public Schools, issued a statement identifying racism as “an important topic.”

The superintendent continued, “We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.”

From NewsChannel 4: Norman Public Schools released the following statement regarding the issue:

“Racism is an important topic that we discuss in our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended. We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.” – Dr. Joe Siano, superintendent of Norman Public Schools

“You start telling someone something over and over again that’s an opinion, and they start taking it as fact,” the student said. “So, I wanted him to apologize and make it obvious and apparent to everyone that was his opinion.”

NewsChannel 4 reached out to the teacher by email.



16 responses to “Oklahoma HS teacher tells class: ‘To be white is to be racist’

  1. Pingback: Oklahoma HS teacher tells class: ‘To be white is to be racist’ — Fellowship of the Minds | Site Title Adventures in Learning k-12 Inc.

  2. Kudos to the alert student for spotting b.s. when she heard it!

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  3. Oh! I see . . . this lamo teacher went to a continuing education class as a leftist university–then went back to his classroom, and continued to bash over the head each and every student in that classroom who happens to be of Western European descent! I am sure that he though he was the best think since sliced bread . . . to be able to bring such an updated view such as this to his students. The parents, and community members need to demand that this teacher be sent down the road.

    I also come from a family where we have one member who is one half Chippewa, and several other’s who are of Aztec (Mexican) descent. I love each and everyone of the nieces and nephew’s equally . . . regardless of their heritage.

    I would say it is high time that the member’s of the FOTM family send letters to the Superintendent of the Norman Pubic Schools. He is part of the problem, in that he is allowing that scab to be picked and picked, and picked by teacher’s over whom he has authority.

    As a little girl, we had a family called “Martenez” as our neighbors. They were a very large Mexican Catholic family. It NEVER occurred to me, or anyone else in the family, or in our neighborhood for that matter, that this family was of lesser value, or status than the rest of us. Both of the parents were very hard working. Mr Martenez was very hard working, Mrs Martenez worked evenings cleaning offices, at the same place that Mrs Dahlke, another neighbor who was white worked.

    I honestly believe that “racism” is some kind of a manufactured phenomenon that has been heaped on our society by leftists. I for one am sick and tired of white people being verbally beaten because of the color of their skin.

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    If I said “if your black then you are racist”, what would happen to me if I taught in that school?

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  6. According to Siano’s officious diktat, the perspective that to be white is to be racist is not inconsistent with inclusiveness. It doesn’t get much more Orwellian than that logical absurdity, nor more cowardly, either. But then again, “inclusiveness” is Orwellian doublespeak for white cultural genocide, so this education-as-indoctrination ideologue may not be all that inconsistent after all. Education for his kind is indistinguishable from Marxist social engineering, which when applied to innocent children is about as low as it gets. In any sane world he’d be tarred, feathered, and run out of town, not running the schools.


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  8. When will this Marxist tripe come to an end. If this does not stop the next thing that is going to happen is that White people are going to be moving targets. I can see it now. The knockout game on steroids.



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  10. Only parroting what has already been said. Actually, if you want an education, and a good one, what the devil would you want a class on Healing The Racial Divide? Why not advanced mathematics?

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  11. This student should actually teach a course on how to recognize the dangers of self loathing and collective guilt as a weapon of sedition against our American Society.
    It’s a unique delicately balanced system which is hated and targeted by useful idiots who have been sold the communist line of lies.
    It came out in the last debate. Trump made it clear what his position is on this (and late term abortion too God bless him for that).
    This commie pinko teacher and superintendent should point out tha more blacks are murdered at planned parenthood than by guns on the streets.
    It’s so obvious they all use the same talking points out of the rules for radicals playbook.
    These commie teachers are poisoning weak minds.
    Enough sheeple got this training so we elected a race baiting commie aberration into the presidency TWICE.
    Why aren’t impeachment proceedings underway? Take away his pension and security detail once he leaves office. Please let’s not keep referring to him as Mr. President a minute longer than necessary. I’m hoping the legions of patriots are witholding their disdain out of respect for the person holding the title “President of the United States of America”.


  12. These kinds of people are making race relations worse for our counrty. Obama set us back 50 years with his racist speak.


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