Kansas City Life Lesson: Will Shaming Students Stop Racism???

This week quite a few denizens of the local discourse focused on attacking students for racist online chatter and stupid signs.

This topic makes TKC uncomfortable because we believe that the only adults who have any business considering student life are parents, teachers and administrators. 

It's cringe-y and just a bit disturbing to watch social justice warriors target youngsters they don't know over opinions gleaned from news content. 

And yet . . . The topic of racism, misstatements and nasty school chatter dominated the news cycle in Kansas City this week . . .

Accordingly, we share another collection of mainstream stories focused on the issue of racist student chatter aimed at adult audiences who haven't yet learned to focus on life AFTER high school.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

Racial incidents alleged at 2 Kansas City-area schools

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City school district is investigating a report that a teacher used a racial epithet during a discussion in class. Raytown Superintendent of Schools Allan Markley said in a letter to parents and guardians that a Raytown High School teacher used an epithet generally directed at Black people during class on Wednesday.

Raytown School District's second racial incident in a week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Raytown C-2 School District Superintendent Dr. Allan Markley sent a letter to high school parents and guardians Friday about an outdated version of a worksheet containing racial and sexual slurs. This letter comes just two days after a teacher at Raytown High School was accused of saying the n-word during a class discussion.

Raytown student says she was suspended for reporting racial slur

RAYTOWN, Mo. - Parents stood in front of Raytown South Middle School on Thursday, holding a sign that read, "My kid was suspended for reporting a racial slur made by a student." It's the same school district where students reported a teacher used a racial slur in class the day before.

Raytown parent upset over racial incidents in school district

RAYTOWN, Mo. - The Raytown School District is investigating an incident where a teacher used a racial slur in class. Parents of high school students received a letter Wednesday from Superintendent Dr. Allan Markley which said the teacher used the N-word during a discussion in a classroom.

Kansas City NAACP and Park Hill School District release joint statement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, branch of the NAACP and the Park Hill School District released a joint statement Friday, a couple of weeks after a group of Park Hill South High School students created a petition to reinstate slavery.

Olathe superintendent said steps being taken following racist homecoming proposal

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: OLATHE, Kan. - The Olathe School District said it is taking steps to make sure everyone in the district feels welcome after a racist homecoming sign surfaced on social media. The photo appears to show a student asking a date to Olathe South's homecoming.

Kansas City-area high schools, districts and organizations discuss improving diversity curriculum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A racist homecoming sign in the Olathe School District and a petition to bring back slavery in the Park Hill School District have made headlines in the last two weeks. The Olathe School District said diversity and inclusion is something they're working on.

You decide . . .