Why would you say some dumb shit like this to a 9-year old? Much less a Black 9-year old:
The mother of a black Queens girl yesterday pressed for the transfer of a white PS 35 teacher who made a racial “joke” about the gorilla pictured on the girl’s folder.
Rachelle Hogans-Blair said the city’s Education Department did not go far enough in disciplining fourth-grade teacher Gail Kaplan at the Hollis school for remarking to 9-year-old Cheyenne Griffin, “You took a picture of your family and put it on the front of your folder.” The incident happened Oct. 17 during a spelling test, the girl’s mother said.
Kaplan also told the girl not to tell her parents, who sensed that something was wrong when their daughter, usually bubbling to talk about her school day and phone friends, went straight to her room after school and was quiet the entire weekend, the mother said.
Even if she didn’t mean to make a racially charged statement as she claims, how are you gonna clown a little kid in front of the whole class? And all the teacher got was a slap on the wrist. Simply amazing…