Hot Take: Armed Teachers Will Cause More Black Kids Deaths Or Something

It’s rather difficult to determine whether you’re reading Newsweek or Salon these days, but, one has to wonder why teachers who are mostly leftists hate black kids


In response to the growing calls for action to prevent gun violence in our schools, President Trump has proposed arming teachers to keep kids safe. I’m not alone in being alarmed and terrified at that proposal. As a black mother who has had a child killed by gun violence, I know all too well how this dangerous proposal would add to the worries of other black and brown parents, and entire communities.

My son, George Jr., was shot and killed in 2013 when he was only 20 years old. Like many Texans, his life revolved around his family, football, his horse and country music. He had finished one year of college, and we had big dreams for his future. Losing George, my only son, knocked me down to the point that I thought I’d never get back up.

Like so many black victims in our country, George’s life story was completely rewritten by the defense attorneys for his murderers. They ignored the stories shared by people who knew and loved George, and instead painted my son as a “gang member”—a mischaracterization the media was all too ready to amplify.

Amplify because most in law enforcement thought George was involved in criminal activity, and, yup, he was shot by another Black. Not a teacher. This article is written by Calandrian Simpson Kemp, a volunteer with the Texas chapter of the gun banning/grabbing group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Unfortunately, this kind of bias is the rule in our country—not the exception. Black and brown children are considered more dangerous than white kids. Too often, they face the mistaken belief that they are armed when they’re not.

In classrooms, these beliefs mean that children of color are more likely to be disciplined than white peers. A report from the New York Civil Liberties Union found that 99 percent of children handcuffed in New York City public schools were black or Latino. Research from the National Women’s Law Center shows that African-American girls are more than five times more likely to face suspension and six times more likely to face expulsion than white girls. Meanwhile, only six percent of white male students receive out-of-school suspensions, compared to 20 percent of black male students. And this gap begins in preschool.

Already, students of color are being pushed out of their classrooms and losing out on the education they need to succeed after graduation. When guns are involved, this kind of bias has life or death consequences. Like it did for Tamir Rice, who was playing with a toy gun when he was shot and killed by police at just 12 years old.

If teachers are allowed to carry handguns in classrooms, Trump’s proposal will only make black and brown children like mine less safe—facing an increased risk of gun violence in the places they go to learn and grow.

Well, that’s one hell of a jump in logic. Apparently, Leftist teachers, who are typically gunphobic, have a hankering for shooting Black kids. Who knew?

Even in the face of a school shooting, arming teachers is unlikely to keep any child safe. Armed civilians are almost never successful in active shooting situations and in many instances make it harder for law enforcement to intervene. It’s not surprising that teachers overwhelmingly oppose Trump’s plan.

That’s because armed civilians are typically not armed during these shooting situations, because these active shooting situations tend to occur in gun free zones, and the armed civilians follow the law in disarming themselves in those areas.

Gun grabbing Ms. Kemp offers up some more stuff, but, really, this is a new one: giving teachers guns will mean they are popping caps into the asses of Black kids. Le sigh.

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16 Responses to “Hot Take: Armed Teachers Will Cause More Black Kids Deaths Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    I’ll point out the obvious: if teachers are armed, it is probable that minority children will be shot by teachers at greater rates than white children, because minority children — excluding Asians and Jews, or course — are more likely to cause trouble. The left will call that racist, but if it is, then the truth is racist.

    I’ve opposed arming teachers like this, because I see it as far more probable that students attacking teachers will disarm the teachers and seize their weapons than it is that a teacher will stop the next Nikolas Cruz.

    When integration was envisioned as a solution to our problems with racism, there was an unspoken, underlying assumption on the part of the mostly white elites who pushed it that integration would lead to, to put it bluntly, black students growing up behaving like white students. Whites, after all, were far more successful economically, so it was just natural that blacks growing up with whites would adopt the more economically successful behavior.

    Somehow, it just hasn’t worked out that way.

  2. Jeffery says:

    underlying assumption on the part of the mostly white elites who pushed it that integration would lead to, to put it bluntly, black students growing up behaving like white students.

    There is also the possibility that the underlying assumption was that Black children deserved the same opportunities as white children, since separate but equal was separate but hardly equal.

    • david7134 says:

      No, separate but equal gave all groups equal resourses. The fact that blacks could not do as well as whites speaks for itself. Same as now with all the resources poured into blacks but they still cannot do anything. By the way, you have a big mouth and want more revenue and taxes to help blacks even more, but do you do anything for them, I do.

      • Jeffery says:

        dave typed:

        No, separate but equal gave all groups equal resourses (sic).

        No. You are either ignorant or dishonest about this issue. You have shown you are both ignorant and dishonest on other issues.

        We doubt that a proud white supremacists such as you helps Black people as much as you claim. After all, you still advocate separate but “equal”.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          The only nignorant and dishonest poster on this blog is the angry little black fella.

        • david7134 says:

          Actually I am dishonest on the issue of separate but equal as the entire time I was in school, the blacks had far better facilities and learning experience than whites. By the way, blacks are pushing to get separate but equal back.

  3. Jl says:

    “There’s also the assumprion that black children deserved the same opportunities as white children….”. That’s true, and they’ve had that. And what’s the result?

    • Jeffery says:

      Have they? Since when?

      You white nationalists all have the same delusions. It would be funny if not so pathetically sad.

      We suspect that much like Betsy DeVos you’ve never been to an inner city school.

      Granted they are better now than 20 years ago, but they’ve had (and still have) some catching up to do.

      Have you ever noticed that in industries based on performance, such as professional sports and entertainment that Blacks compete quite well?

  4. Jl says:

    “White nationalists”. One’s first clue that J can’t really argue, but only label. And as usual, without any proof. “Based on performance”. So other jobs aren’t based on performance, J? Nice try.

    • Jeffery says:

      We wish you weren’t, but you are. We wish there were no white nationalists/KKKers/neoNazis/white supremacists.

      You think one progresses through corporations/companies based only on performance. You naive waif you!! Nice try.

      You probably don’t know this, white nationalists, and so, so blind. Let’s have some fun with your observations. How are local schools funded?

  5. Jl says:

    But let’s have fun with J’s observations. “Inner city schools”. I would guess that when one mentions inner cities, they’d be talking about large cities, which I’m quite sure are mostly run by democrats. And the teachers in those inner city schools- they would by and large, if not all, be members of the teachers unions, who overwhelmingly vote democratic. It’s almost like there’s some kind of pattern here…

    • david7134 says:

      Don’t forget that Jeff and his buddies block vouchers so that blacks can’t escape.

  6. Hale says:

    It’s unlikely that permitting teachers to be armed will have any impact at all. Teachers became teachers because they didn’t want to be police officers or ninjas. Very few teachers would sign up for this if it were allowable. If a teacher is armed, their most likely target is a child who goes to that school. The optics are all wrong. If the teachers feel that threatened, they should quit.

    We should not make laws or policy based on rare outlier events. They are always bad decisions. Schools in “bad neighborhoods” should be swarming with police just to stomp out the daily crimes that happen by students. Nothe outlier events, but routine, predictable levels of violence.

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