Black Education / Schools : New York Teacher Claims She Was Fired For Lessons On The Central Park Five

Liberty

Banned
MEMBER
Aug 28, 2015
6,914
1,212
Jeena Lee-Walker claims her bosses said the lesson would start a riot among Black students

A New York educator has filed a lawsuit claiming she was terminated for teaching her students about the infamous “Central Park Five” case.

According to
The New York Daily News, Jeena Lee-Walker, an English teacher at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry in the Upper West Side, created a curriculum that included an exploration of the wrongful conviction of five teenagers in the 1989 rape case of a New York jogger. In Lee-Walker’s federal suit, the teacher claims administrators told her the lessons were unbalanced and would create “small riots” among Black students.

Lee-Walker instead believes the lessons left students well-informed about the amount of time Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise and Raymond Santana spent in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. In 2002, the charges were dropped and the men were awarded a $41 million settlement from the city.

Read more

http://newsone.com/3322060/new-york-teacher-was-fired-for-lessons-on-the-central-park-five/
 

Hermetic

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
May 30, 2015
525
179
Jeena Lee-Walker claims her bosses said the lesson would start a riot among Black students

A New York educator has filed a lawsuit claiming she was terminated for teaching her students about the infamous “Central Park Five” case.

According to
The New York Daily News, Jeena Lee-Walker, an English teacher at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry in the Upper West Side, created a curriculum that included an exploration of the wrongful conviction of five teenagers in the 1989 rape case of a New York jogger. In Lee-Walker’s federal suit, the teacher claims administrators told her the lessons were unbalanced and would create “small riots” among Black students.

Lee-Walker instead believes the lessons left students well-informed about the amount of time Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise and Raymond Santana spent in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. In 2002, the charges were dropped and the men were awarded a $41 million settlement from the city.

Read more

http://newsone.com/3322060/new-york-teacher-was-fired-for-lessons-on-the-central-park-five/
This is why our people have to increase our literacy and thirst for knowledge. We know that there are people in power who would rather cover up certain events in history that they feel will cause the natives to become restless. Most of their fear is more than likely projection, because they know how they have a hard time of letting go of wrong doings they feel that were done to them. So we as a people need learn to research these issues for ourselves and our future generations, or they will be lost in the mind numbing matrix of sports, drama, and comedies that we are feed to keep us from paying attention to what is really going on.
 

Liberty

Banned
MEMBER
Aug 28, 2015
6,914
1,212
I don't buy the excuse that they are afraid that knowing the TRUTH would cause "small riots". I believe it's more about teaching/ learning/acknowledging the whole truth about all of our history in this country, would force white people to take some responsibility for our disposition, and give our children a proper understanding of how we got to where we are.

White folks would rather promote the narrative that there has always been an even playing field, and AAs have lagged behind only because we are are inherently inferior in every way. Then they can sleep easier at night.
 

Hermetic

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
May 30, 2015
525
179
I don't buy the excuse that they are afraid that knowing the TRUTH would cause "small riots". I believe it's more about teaching/ learning/acknowledging the whole truth about all of our history in this country, would force white people to take some responsibility for our disposition, and give our children a proper understanding of how we got to where we are.

White folks would rather promote the narrative that there has always been an even playing field, and AAs have lagged behind only because we are are inherently inferior in every way. Then they can sleep easier at night.
You have to learn their history to understand them. They have done the same to their own kind long before they started doing it to us. They still misrepresent history, the present, and their future plans to keep even their own people asleep to what is happening to them.

They do fear uprisings. Just take a look at European history to see how things have gone when they allowed their real views to be shown out in the open. They have learned, for the most part, their mistakes via the uprisings and downfalls of different political systems within their original area of influence. They also understand that their population growth is zero to negative and as such those they harmed will one day out number them. Burying the past is one thing they desperately desire to do, for fear of reprisals that they know they would do if they were in the victims shoes.

Right now, taking responsibility for our disposition is not nor will it ever be important to them. That is why it is incumbent upon us to build ourselves up. The only way you truly get concessions out of them is to approach them as equals or betters with the power to punish them for any shenanigans they might pull. So right now our main objective needs to be to acquire such power. The starting point being acquiring knowledge that can create tangible results (Hard Sciences, Economics, Diplomacy etc). We have to become a wise and knowledgeable people again, and then use that knowledge to become powerful & unassailable.
 

Liberty

Banned
MEMBER
Aug 28, 2015
6,914
1,212
You have to learn their history to understand them. They have done the same to their own kind long before they started doing it to us. They still misrepresent history, the present, and their future plans to keep even their own people asleep to what is happening to them.

They do fear uprisings. Just take a look at European history to see how things have gone when they allowed their real views to be shown out in the open. They have learned, for the most part, their mistakes via the uprisings and downfalls of different political systems within their original area of influence. They also understand that their population growth is zero to negative and as such those they harmed will one day out number them. Burying the past is one thing they desperately desire to do, for fear of reprisals that they know they would do if they were in the victims shoes.

Right now, taking responsibility for our disposition is not nor will it ever be important to them. That is why it is incumbent upon us to build ourselves up. The only way you truly get concessions out of them is to approach them as equals or betters with the power to punish them for any shenanigans they might pull. So right now our main objective needs to be to acquire such power. The starting point being acquiring knowledge that can create tangible results (Hard Sciences, Economics, Diplomacy etc). We have to become a wise and knowledgeable people again, and then use that knowledge to become powerful & unassailable.

I know you enjoy bickering with me, nonetheless, I disagree on two points...

1) I endured the uprisings that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though I was very young at the time it was quite impressionable, a day I will never forget. And, I didn't experience it, but I remember the news broadcasting of the uprisings relevant to Alex Haley's mini-series "Roots". I don't believe for one second the story of The Central Park Five would create an uprising, and "they" know this. Yes, they fear uprisings, every time an unarmed AA kid is killed by a cop. But, The Central Park Five? Puhlease!

2) I am certain that the knowledge that we should concentrate on now is in the STEM areas if we want to be most competitive. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
HODEE Black People : I heard of this organization _ Saw on TV where they are seriously helping New York Black People Open Forum 0
HODEE Black People : Ventilator Supplier _ In New York _ They Could Fix the Incomplete Ones Sent to New York By the Government Black People Open Forum 0
Clyde C Coger Jr Law Forum : New York woman was shackled to bed during childbirth, lawsuit says Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 0
OldSoul Black People : Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden in New York City 1939 Black People Open Forum 2
Clyde C Coger Jr Black People : 'Hotep' — Community Action in East New York Black People Open Forum 13
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Positive People : Nia Imani Franklin, the 23-year-old Miss New York, won the title of Miss America 2019 Black People Doing Positive Things 1
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : New York City penthouses were originally built for servants, until rooftop gentrification moved in African American History Culture 4
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Entertainment : Young Thug Donates All Proceeds from New York Concert to Planned Parenthood Black Entertainment 1
nilevalley Black People : New York daily News says "It isn't a joke any more" Black People Open Forum 1
nilevalley Black People Politics : New York Daily News proves Donald Trump is a "They Live" Black People Politics 0
$$RICH$$ Black Sports : NBA Ex New York Knicks (Anthony Mason) Dies at 48 Black Sports 3
RAPTOR Black Education / Schools : Study: Black girls 6 times more likely to be suspended than white girls in New York schools Black Education / Schools 4
RAPTOR Law Forum : Forest Whitaker Frisked Publicly for Shopping While Black in New York Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 1
Clyde C Coger Jr Law Forum : New York Times: Should Black And Hispanic Men Be Banned From Chatting With White Feminist Women? Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 42
jamesfrmphilly Black People : there are TOO many people in new york city.... Black People Open Forum 102
jamesfrmphilly Black People : Public Enemy’s Chuck D slams New York’s Hot 97 Black People Open Forum 9
jamesfrmphilly Black People : Jazz legend Miles Davis honored with own New York City street, ‘Miles Davis Way’ Black People Open Forum 2
Fine1952 Jails / Prisons : Malachi Z York - No Media Coverage.....because Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 73
Gorilla Black Money Business Jobs : New York's Start-Up Initiative Black Money Business Jobs 8
shaka64 Black People : Original 1853 account of Solomon Northrup's story captured in the New York Times Black People Open Forum 0
Michael Smith Black Spirituality Religion : Dr. Malachi Z. York... Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 61
MS234 Jails / Prisons : Lauryn Hill announces first post-prison tour date in New York City Law Forum - Prisons - Gun Ownership 5
MS234 Audio Video Web Conferencing : destee.tv : Ja Rule Feat. Fat Joe & Jadakiss - New York (HQ / Dirty) Audio Video Web Conferencing 1
Mountain Blue Black Events : July 13-19th, New York, theartical release of "Family Portrait in Black and White". Black Events 4
Keita Kenyatta Black People : Ancient 'New York City' of Canada Discovered Black People Open Forum 2
jamesfrmphilly Black Entertainment : Drake, Chris Brown brawl in New York nightclub Black Entertainment 76
$$RICH$$ Black Sports : NY Post Writer: Brooklyn Nets Should Be Called 'New York N-----s' Because Of Jay-Z Ownership Black Sports 21
Keita Kenyatta Black People : It Took 100 Years for New York State to Ratify the 15th Amendment Black People Open Forum 0
noor100 Black Muslims : African American Muslim Presence From Early New York To The Present Islam Study Group 2
Cecil Williams The Front Porch : Black Englishman in New York The Front Porch 26
Ankhur Black People : Who Dr Malachi York, realy is, in his own words Black People Open Forum 40
Chevron Dove Black Christians : TOP SECRET!? There Be Giant Skeletons in the Earth~California, New York!...Israel... Christian Study Group 100
jamesfrmphilly Premium Members Only : new york's finest? Premium Members Only 0
1poetsought Black Poetry : New York Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 2
cherryblossom Black People : 4th of July: New York Style Black People Open Forum 2
$$RICH$$ Black Sports : NEW YORK YANKEES 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONS Black Sports 3
jamesfrmphilly Black People : new york post Black People Open Forum 44
KWABENA Black People : New York Governor David Paterson Proposes Tax on Drinks, Music Downloads Black People Open Forum 0
river Black People : Amazing Things I Saw in New York Black People Open Forum 2
S Black Spirituality Religion : Is Malachi Z. York a fraud? Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 22
I Black People : These AFRIKAN Sisters in New York!! Black People Open Forum 0
$$RICH$$ Black Sports : Congratulation NEW YORK GIANTS da 2008 CHAMPIONS Black Sports 2
Destee Black People : Police Violence Escalates in New York Black People Open Forum 7
Destee Black People : Columbia University of New York - Noose Left on Professors Door Black People Open Forum 1
info-moetry Black Poetry : The Streets of New York......Info/So'ja collabo Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 14
G Black People : More women, girls tell of attacks by mob of men in New York Black People Open Forum 0
$$RICH$$ Black Entertainment : I LOVE (New York) is it real ! Black Entertainment 1
D Pan Africanism : New York, NYhas thick pollution of death due to slavery and rebellion in its history African American History Culture 0
M Black People : Do you Believe the New York Times? Black People Open Forum 5
D Black People : New York City Losing Blacks, Census Shows Black People Open Forum 4
Similar threads


















































Destee Chat

Latest profile posts

Change the world for the better, take care of it, because you live in it!
If the present Kuzma saw the then Kuzma, he would say: Boy, grit your teeth. In twenty years everything will be wrong!
It is better to be an optimist who knows nothing than to bend over and grow a hump from what is around the problems themselves.
If someone spat on your shoulder, there is hope that he simply did not spit on the one who walked in front of you.
I started working as a journalist in 2016, while studying. At that time I did not have a formal journalism education, but I really wanted to work with texts, so I seized every opportunity.
Top