West Caldwell teacher suspended for '...

West Caldwell teacher suspended for 'Chitling test'

There are 47 comments on the Lenoir News-Topic story from May 2, 2014, titled West Caldwell teacher suspended for 'Chitling test'. In it, Lenoir News-Topic reports that:

TOPIC Left to right: Steve Stone, Caldwell County School Superintendent, Pastor James Wilfong and Tina Coffey Wilson, talk about a racially insensitive test.

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ummmmm

Santa Maria, CA

#22 May 2, 2014
Paula wrote:
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You are right but I have to wonder why blacks can't seem to remember that they were sold into slavery by their very own people. Why don't they have equal hate towards them for doing that. If you really want to get historic human slavery wasn't just a black white thing it's been around since the beginning of time being used as a way of payment for goods, debts and services by almost every civilization known to exist.
Well it's easier for human beings to blame people who are different than them, for their short comings. Why would a black person blame someone who reminds them of who they are, when they can blame someone who looks nothing like them. It's also fundamentally the reason why people are racist, sexist, and homophobic. Nobody wants to blame themselves.
Paula

Asheville, NC

#24 May 3, 2014
ummmmm wrote:
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Well it's easier for human beings to blame people who are different than them, for their short comings. Why would a black person blame someone who reminds them of who they are, when they can blame someone who looks nothing like them. It's also fundamentally the reason why people are racist, sexist, and homophobic. Nobody wants to blame themselves.
Right, that's why I taught my children about the "man in the mirror" Instead of trying to lay blame on someone else for everything that happens to you, just look in the mirror because there stands the one responsible for your shortcomings.
TSF

Angier, NC

#28 May 3, 2014
Not kidding. It really happened.
Trade wrote:
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Your kidding...wait. Did this really happen?!?
TSF

Angier, NC

#29 May 3, 2014
It has been some years now. I would have to check back. The teacher did not have tenure and his contract was not renewed at the end of the year. He was said to have "created dissention" within the math department as a result of his student's high EOG scores. The really embarrassing part is that particular teacher had been scheduled with the low performing students.

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Seriously??? When was this? Nothing would surprise me.[/QUOTE]
TSF

Angier, NC

#30 May 3, 2014
I have seen no information indicating the political leaning of the teacher. Tests can easily be written that will give consistently higher scores to any particular group you wish to name, or vice versa. That was the purpose of the chitling test, which I have taken years ago. Whites consistently scored lower on the test. Bias exists to some extent in almost any test,
I dispute your "reality" of a black genetic predisposition to lower IQ. For one thing, most blacks today in the USA are not of genetically pure African descent. Like most Americans, of all apparent races , they are genetic hybrids. Hybrid vigor is a term that refers to the known propensity of hybrids to take on the favorable qualitites of parent's genes, at least for a few generations. Cultural influences are often mistaken for genetic influence. The rational behind the Sun People/Ice People is pseudoscience. Caucasians are predominately lighter in skin color because in a cold climate, dark skin radiates heat much faster and stresses the individual to the point of being weakened by heat criticality . Natural selection favors the reproduction and survival of lighter skin. The opposite is true in hot humid climes . Lighter skin radiates heat so slowly that the health of the light skinned individual is threatened and chances of reproduction lessened.
I have no "white guilt". I have never owned a slave. I doubt the existence of any surviving natural born American who has owned a slave. I agree that the PC crazies are out of control
Rube Walker wrote:
From what I understand, the teacher in question is a big liberal. With the Chitling Test he was most likely promoting the myth that black test scores are lower on average because standardized tests favor Whites.
The reality is that blacks are genetically predisposed to having lower IQs due to thousands of years of living in tropical climates where it takes much less ingenuity and innovation to survive. Human races native to colder climates evolved at an advanced rate due to a more difficult level of survival. The Sun People vs The Ice People; it's the greatest story never told.
So the irony here is the policies of Cultural Marxism that this "educator" at West Caldwell has supported are the very ones that are being used against him.
The recent contest in America to see who can project the most White Guilt has now reached Caldwell County. How sweet it is to see the PC Mafia cannibalize one of its own.... right here in my hometown.
TSF

Angier, NC

#31 May 4, 2014
Answers to chitling test:
handkerchief head-uncle Tom
gas head-- bleached red hair
Bo didley-- singer
Hully Gully--Watts
Dixie Humming Birds-- Gospel singers
chitings -- should be cooked 24 hours
If you roll 7, what is down? answer 7
T bone Walker--Guitar player
How much does a short dog cost?-- answer $.15 (that was a long time ago,
What is Juneteen?- June 19 when slaves were freed in Texas
rebelyell

United States

#33 May 4, 2014
What happen was some little black boy ran home and told his he failed a test and get his naacp rule book before he got kicked off football team and his white girlfriend dumped him

“Do good 4 the good of humanity”

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#34 May 4, 2014
Some people are so stupid. The test was designed for students to experiment in a psychology class. If you don't want to challenge the psyche of your students to make them use their intellect and brain, then drop all psychology classes in high schools going forward. The teacher shouldn't have been punished.
Better or Worse

Hickory, NC

#35 May 5, 2014
They told us when we elected a Black President that this would be the end of racism. This would prove that the United States is no longer racist. How’s that working out Better or Worse?
TSF

Angier, NC

#36 May 5, 2014
School administrators are becoming politicians instead of educational leaders. During an actual lockdown , a Charlotte student becomes defiant, profane and disruptive disruptive which was endangering the student and others. The teacher slaps the student to get him in line. CMS fires the teacher.
Jeanette

Greer, SC

#37 May 6, 2014
This test does seem racist. Basically they are trying to turn the tables and give a test about stuff that primarily only black people would know about. As if most black people eat chitlings and throw dice. I don't agree with the suspension though. The principal should have talked to her and told her to not use the test again. It was purely poor judgment.
gamewell dude2011

Hickory, NC

#38 May 6, 2014
It seems like West has just had a run of bad luck over the last several years. Lowest test scores of the 3 big high schools, sports teams don't perform as well as they used to etc.....Sometimes when it rains....it pours!
not Tina

Newton, NC

#39 May 6, 2014
the real issue is that Ms Tina (the nosy shit stirring parent) wanted to get on the news b/c of something she read on Facebook, the fact is none of her kids were actually in the class.

And it is my understanding that all of the kids at the school and in the class really like the teacher.
TSF

Angier, NC

#40 May 6, 2014
racist--a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

The author of the chitling test in 1968 was Adrian Dove, a black sociologist. It is doubtful that he believed one race was superior to another. In fact, he developed the test to purposefully show that whites would consistently make lower scores on this test, and they did.. The idea was to show that any test can contain bias which favors a particular group. He purposefully emphasized the bias to make it obvious. He was attempting to make whites realize why blacks consistently scored lower on tests designed for white middle class Americans.

I would imagine the West teacher was attempting to deliver the same lesson to students. But because of ignorance of the purpose, origin , setting and context of the test, we have members of a community and an administration stifling learning in our schools to the god of PC.
Jeanette wrote:
This test does seem racist. Basically they are trying to turn the tables and give a test about stuff that primarily only black people would know about. As if most black people eat chitlings and throw dice. I don't agree with the suspension though. The principal should have talked to her and told her to not use the test again. It was purely poor judgment.
iroller

Lawndale, NC

#41 May 6, 2014
so, what are we supposed to not notice behind the scenes while everybody gets wound up over race again? Feels a lot like Caldwell County's version of the Duck Dynasty outrage while Obama signed in a more permanent version of NDAA.
WOW

Hickory, NC

#42 May 7, 2014
It’s the blame game.
On average, Blacks are a lower class of people with below average intelligence. And of course it can’t be their fault, so somebody has to be blamed and held accountable for their plight. They have the same educational opportunities as everyone else but they don’t take advantage of it. Instead they teach their children to be victims and to be dependent on the government for their livelihood. Crime and/or sports are their only way out.

Is this a racist comment, maybe, but it is the truth.
nope

Charlotte, NC

#43 May 7, 2014
WOW wrote:
It’s the blame game.
On average, Blacks are a lower class of people with below average intelligence. And of course it can’t be their fault, so somebody has to be blamed and held accountable for their plight. They have the same educational opportunities as everyone else but they don’t take advantage of it. Instead they teach their children to be victims and to be dependent on the government for their livelihood. Crime and/or sports are their only way out.

Is this a racist comment, maybe, but it is the truth.
Totally disagree. They actually have better educational opportunities. Much more access to minority scholarships and funding. Plus don't forget the United Negro College Fund. What would be said if we had a United White College Fund?? Think they would complain ?? Of course they would
WOW

Hickory, NC

#44 May 7, 2014
nope wrote:
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Totally disagree. They actually have better educational opportunities. Much more access to minority scholarships and funding. Plus don't forget the United Negro College Fund. What would be said if we had a United White College Fund?? Think they would complain ?? Of course they would
Exactly what do you disagree with?
Are you saying they have better educational opportunities than everyone else? If so then I agree with you but the fact remains that they do not take advantage of the opportunities they have and remain subservient to the government that feeds them.
nope

Charlotte, NC

#45 May 7, 2014
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly what do you disagree with?
Are you saying they have better educational opportunities than everyone else? If so then I agree with you but the fact remains that they do not take advantage of the opportunities they have and remain subservient to the government that feeds them.
Yes. I was saying they have much more opportunities than equally qualified white people because of the volume of assistance available only to minorities . No group can offer help to whites only but volumes of help is based on race for blacks. Not only education but even government business loans and such.
Citizen 1986

UK

#46 May 7, 2014
Are we forgetting that there are more poor whites on welfare as well. Why focus on the poor blacks and leave the ones who have taken advantage of these opportunities. Yet you claim not to be racist. You are the worst kind the hypocrite. These are people who virtually had to claw their way through society with no help at all until recently. Do you think they are miracle workers.

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