The question read, "Condoleezza holds a watermelon just over the edge of the roof of the 300-foot Federal Building, and tosses it up with a velocity of 20 feet per second." The question went on to ask when the watermelon will hit the ground, based on a formula provided. The question propagates a racial stereotype and denigrates Secretary of State Rice, said Perryman. While Rice's last name wasn't mentioned, the reference was clear, he said.Well that did not sit well with the students. The school met with 150 people over the incident and the teacher involved was fired and made an example of how our society does not tolerate bigotry of this kind. Yeah right. Nothing happened. In fact the school didn't even release the name of the teacher.
"How many Condoleezzas spell their name that way and how many Condoleezzas are associated with a federal building? It doesn't take much to connect the dotted lines," he said.
The college declined to release the name of the teacher who wrote the question. Floten said the teacher has apologized and requested cultural-sensitivity training.Wow sensitivity training. That'll teach 'em.
I have no doubt that the reason this is downplayed is because Dr. Rice is a conservative African American in the Bush Administration. Had she been a liberal then this teacher would have been hung out to dry. The race-baiters would have descended like locusts and devoured the guy (or gal). But where are then now? The most powerful woman in the world is maligned and not a peep. Harry? Danny? Al? They must have left the race card in their other pants.