In Offensive Things Educators Do To Black Students news, a 7th- grade student in Houston, Texas was given a “Most Likely To Blend In With White People” mock award by her college prep course teacher.
No, it’s not déjà vu. Sydney Caesar is the second student from Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Channelview, to come forward with a highly offensive certificate she received from teacher Stacey Lockett at the end of the school year.
Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old 7th-grade student from the same school, was the first to come forward when she got a “Most Likely To Become A Terrorist” award.
The mock end-of-year-awards were supposed to be a joke where a group of teachers handed out the certificates to their students from two honor classes. The certificates were all signed by Lockett. Other awards that they doled out included “Most Likely To Cry For Every Little Thing” and “Most Likely to Become Homeless.”
Caesar told Houston’s Fox 26, “I don’t like it.” Her sister Lauren Easton said, “Where’s the common sense in that? I mean how can you think that that’s OK ― to say it in the first place?”
The teachers were all disciplined after Villanueva’s certificate was made public. Lockett was suspended for the rest of the semester.
According to the Huffington Post, it is not yet clear if she or the other teachers will undergo further disciplinary action.