Archive for the ‘The Classroom’ Category

And for My Pre­sen­ta­tion, I’ll Be Per­form­ing ‘Bop Gun’

Third grad­er: Hey, for our project do we got­ta write about a black per­son?
Teacher: No, you don’t have to write about a black per­son.
Third grad­er: My mom wants me to write about George Clin­ton.
Teacher: Do you mean Bill Clin­ton?
Third grad­er: Nah, I meant Thomas Jef­fer­son.
Teacher: Oh, he’s okay.

7th Street & San­som Street
Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia

Over­heard by: Teacher No­ga

Well, Yes, But On­ly on an Evo­lu­tion­ary Time Scale

Young white girl: You need to wear sun­screen. My mom­my told me that skin gets dark if you don’t wear sun­screen.
Young black girl: I was BORN dark.
Young black boy: Me, too.
Young white girl: Re­al­ly?
Young black boy: I wear sun­screen, too.
Young white girl: You were born that way? So it’s not the sun? Re­al­ly?

Preschool
Austin, Texas

Over­heard by: Amused Pre‑K teacher

All That Is Cov­ered in the Il­lus­trat­ed Syl­labus

Teacher: Okay, so now that you know the ba­sic rules of the com­put­er lab, I have to ask you one more ques­tion… Do any of you ever check out the NM­BLA web­site? [Si­lence.] Well I do, fre­quent­ly. I want to know who the en­e­my is. Al­so, I like to look at the new Russ­ian brides on Fri­days.

Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts

Over­heard by: Cupcake1