Texas Teacher To 9th Grade Student: “I Bet You’re Grieving About Your Uncle (Bin Laden)”

ABC 13 reports:

HOUSTON (KTRK) — The death of Osama bin Laden is related to an investigation of a teacher at Clear Brook High School. The teacher is accused of making a racially insensitive comment to a student in front of the entire class.

A Friendswood mom says she was offended by what her daughter says happened Monday in ninth grade algebra.

She said, “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving.’ And she basically looked at him and said what are you talking about? And he said I heard about your uncle’s death and she said wow, because she understood that he was referring about Osama bin Laden being killed and was racially profiling her.”

The remark was made to a classmate, an American-born girl of Muslim faith. It happened at Clear Brook High School in the Clear Creek Independent School District. The mom wanted to speak out about the incident but wanted us to protect her identity, saying she doesn’t want any retaliation against her daughter or the girl who experienced the inappropriate comment.

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32 Comments on "Texas Teacher To 9th Grade Student: “I Bet You’re Grieving About Your Uncle (Bin Laden)”"

  1. Ninth grade? Why are they talking about her like shes 8.

  2. Ninth grade? Why are they talking about her like shes 8.

  3. So much for professionalism

  4. So much for professionalism

  5. Darth_syid | May 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm |

    It might just be a difference in culture and mindset, but my friends, and my teachers have been telling each other this JOKE a good deal over the past few days. To us, it’s not offensive, or racial profiling, it’s just harmless fun. Once again, I guess its the difference in culture.

  6. Darth_syid | May 6, 2011 at 8:31 am |

    It might just be a difference in culture and mindset, but my friends, and my teachers have been telling each other this JOKE a good deal over the past few days. To us, it’s not offensive, or racial profiling, it’s just harmless fun. Once again, I guess its the difference in culture.

    • Bobbiepentecost | May 6, 2011 at 8:42 am |

      That is not something you say to a child, let alone in front of all her peers. It is totally inappropriate.

    • So you’re telling us you honestly can’t see the difference between a couple friends privately making sarcastic statements to each other, and an authority figure singling out a child in front of a whole room of her peers and making an antagonistic, non-sarcastic statement that boils down to telling her and the rest of the class that the authority figure considers the child part of The Enemy? Seriously?

      Do the world a favor. Don’t ever get into a position where you have authority over other people. Your comment says as much about you as the teacher’s said about him.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony | May 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm |

      In my culture stupid shits like you get their asses kicked.

  7. As the education system goes down hill, people in the 9th grade hae the mental age of someone that is 8

  8. As the education system goes down hill, people in the 9th grade hae the mental age of someone that is 8

  9. Bobbiepentecost | May 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

    That is not something you say to a child, let alone in front of all her peers. It is totally inappropriate.

  10. The global Muslim scourge will be brought to bear when people finally grow a pair and stop being afraid of ‘offending’ them. http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=9289

  11. The global Muslim scourge will be brought to bear when people finally grow a pair and stop being afraid of ‘offending’ them. http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=9289

    • superfluous | May 6, 2011 at 10:50 am |

      personally, i think we should get rid of all the morons first..

    • This has nothing to do with offending muslims, it’s about a teacher bullying a student and potentially putting her in a position to be harmed by her classmates.

    • Ah yes, a brilliant piece of fair and balanced journalism from the place that brings you Pulitzer-winning articles with titles like ”
      Miscegenation is Genocide”

    • Hadrian999 | May 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm |

      I, for one, must commend that web site for it’s novel approach to making itself immune to satire

  12. Believeinangels88 | May 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm |

    Fuckin cracker piece of shit…everyone in the world is better than you.

  13. superfluous | May 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm |

    personally, i think we should get rid of all the morons first..

  14. Anonymous | May 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm |

    So you’re telling us you honestly can’t see the difference between a couple friends privately making sarcastic statements to each other, and an authority figure singling out a child in front of a whole room of her peers and making an antagonistic, non-sarcastic statement that boils down to telling her and the rest of the class that the authority figure considers the child part of The Enemy? Seriously?

    Do the world a favor. Don’t ever get into a position where you have authority over other people. Your comment says as much about you as the teacher’s said about him.

  15. nigger or cracker i think they mean the same thing

  16. This has nothing to do with offending muslims, it’s about a teacher bullying a student and potentially putting her in a position to be harmed by her classmates.

  17. not quite, nice try though.

  18. Other Mr T | May 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

    Flicker-cam!

  19. Other Mr T | May 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm |

    Flicker-cam!

  20. Bullet Tooth Tony | May 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    In my culture stupid shits like you get their asses kicked.

  21. Ah yes, a brilliant piece of fair and balanced journalism from the place that brings you Pulitzer-winning articles with titles like ”
    Miscegenation is Genocide”

  22. Hadrian999 | May 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm |

    I, for one, must commend that web site for it’s novel approach to making itself immune to satire

  23. If the Mother Doesn’t want to be identified why do they go on to show her Huge and rather distinctive Tattoo? and Why does she Let them?

  24. If the Mother Doesn’t want to be identified why do they go on to show her Huge and rather distinctive Tattoo? and Why does she Let them?

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