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SallySunflower15 Mon 15-Jun-20 10:04:52

Would you find it concerning if a teacher or school governor at your child's school was sharing moderately racist memes and posts on social media? Is it appropriate for someone in either of these roles to share this stuff publicly when they are working in a school with a small number of BAME families?

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thirstyformore Mon 15-Jun-20 12:22:14

Yep. Inappropriate. Maybe screen shot and forward to chair of governors?

TinyPigeon Mon 15-Jun-20 12:27:02

Totally inappropriate.

LakieLady Mon 15-Jun-20 12:27:18

Absolutely. I'd forward the screenshots to the HT and chair of governors.

And it's inappropriate regardless of whether there are BAME children in the school.

riotlady Mon 15-Jun-20 12:29:17

Completely inappropriate and offensive

EasyAndy101 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:30:24

Define moderately racist

00100001 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:32:42

What is inappropriate is having an online 'friendship' with a teacher (as a parent of a student or as student) or not locking down your public profile.

Sparklfairy Mon 15-Jun-20 12:34:54

Define moderately racist

This. Terms like this imply on some level racism might be ok. It's either racist or it isn't, and if you have to apply the "moderately" to it, it is racist.

Ellisandra Mon 15-Jun-20 12:37:11

“Moderately” racist?
And a problem “when there are BAME” families?
Have to ask the internet if it’s inappropriate?

You need to look at yourself too @SallySunflower15

Screenshot it, send to head and chair of governors.

AlwaysCheddar Mon 15-Jun-20 12:38:42

Totally inappropriate.

CaptainButtock Mon 15-Jun-20 12:38:54

You have to ask?

SallySunflower15 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:42:37

What if it was someone who was a governor?

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Mittens030869 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:44:45

Of course it's inappropriate, why do you have to ask? And what does 'moderately racist' mean? hmm

Mintjulia Mon 15-Jun-20 12:45:46

You still need to define moderately racist.

Saying that all lives matter is not even slightly racist. It is at most unhelpful. Was it worse than that?

Juliet2014 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:47:08

Yes inappropriate
Could you give an example though of the meme? As I can’t get my head around anyone least of all a teacher doing this

Ellisandra Mon 15-Jun-20 12:48:14

Why would it bring a governor stop you from reporting it to the head, or the chair of governors? confused

Or the head of the academy group if it is one, or the LEA... come on, why is it this hard?

june2007 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:48:30

Why are you writing on here/ If a teacher was sharing racist comments you contact the school and let them know with the proof.

EmperorCovidula Mon 15-Jun-20 12:49:44

I don’t understand what moderate racism is.

SallySunflower15 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:53:40

This is why I was confused it might not be seen as racist, and I'd be kicking up a stink over nothing. Think a meme with the Union Jack flag along the lines of: if this offends you fuck off.

Please don't pile on. It made me feel uncomfortable but I appreciate it might not be seen as racist by some. But given everything that's happening in the world right now it doesn't seem very pleasant.

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DollyDoneMore Mon 15-Jun-20 12:53:57

I think if they’re only moderately racist then it’s absolutely fine...

Is something a racist would say.

letmethinkaboutitfornow Mon 15-Jun-20 12:56:17

SallySunflower15

This is why I was confused it might not be seen as racist, and I'd be kicking up a stink over nothing. Think a meme with the Union Jack flag along the lines of: if this offends you fuck off.

Please don't pile on. It made me feel uncomfortable but I appreciate it might not be seen as racist by some. But given everything that's happening in the world right now it doesn't seem very pleasant.

Well, that doesn’t sound racist...
Context is everything- I would be surprised if a school governor sent out a formal email with swear words...

Juliet2014 Mon 15-Jun-20 12:59:22

* Think a meme with the Union Jack flag along the lines of: if this offends you fuck off. *

Unpleasant language but this is not racist.

Rhine Mon 15-Jun-20 13:02:48

This is why I was confused it might not be seen as racist, and I'd be kicking up a stink over nothing. Think a meme with the Union Jack flag along the lines of: if this offends you fuck off.

People who post stuff like that are usually racist in my experience.

thirstyformore Mon 15-Jun-20 13:05:07

That's not racist. The person who posted it probably is, but that post isn't.

Mittens030869 Mon 15-Jun-20 13:17:13

The foul language was inappropriate IMO. But the quote itself isn't racist, though it would give me a very low opinion of the sender, and yes, I'd agree that they're probably racist.

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