I know my headline says a teacher was suspended for making a non-racist joke about Obama but that’s a bit misleading. As has been proven over the past 8 years, anything but complete adoration of the soon-to-be ex-president is perceived as racism. Maybe I should have titled this: Once Again Criticism of Obama F*cks With A White Person’s Livelihood.
The Herald Dispatch reports that a Huntington, WV teacher has been suspended pending an investigation into her “racist” social media posts. High school social studies teacher Mary Durstein has been sent home to think about what she has done while the school district figures out a harsher way to punish her for expressing her freedom of speech on Twitter:
…school officials were alerted to the tweets over the weekend, when Cabell County students and residents sent screenshots of tweets from Durstein’s account that show her condoning racist actions against Muslims and black people.
And just what were these horribly racist tweets, you ask. Check ‘em out:
In one tweet dated July 18, 2015, Durstein said, “#cashinIn #WakeUpAmerica #viewcrew Who cares if we offend Muslims at least they keep their heads on tact. They’re the enemy!”
While pointing out that radical Islamic terrorists behead innocent people is considered a hate crime in this country, this is the tweet that has everyone freaking out:
In one of her most recent tweets, dated Jan. 5, 2017, Durstein responded to a tweet that said “Can you imagine how many riots we would have around the country if the terrorists were white?” The tweet contained a photo of four black people, two males and two females, with the caption, “Imagine if these were 4 white people torturing a special need black kid!”
In her response, Durstein tweeted, “this could have been Obama’s children.”
Obviously Durstein was talking about the 4 black thugs who kidnapped a special needs man in Chicago and tortured him while yelling “f*ck white people.” Can you imagine the nerve of this white person taking issue with a black-on-white hate crime?
The reason people think this is racist is because they are stupid and easily outraged, but more specifically because they don’t get the joke. Durstein isn’t saying because Obama is black that the black Chicago kidnappers look like his kids. That wouldn’t be racist either, but what this teacher is doing is poking fun at some classic Obama bullshit.
A few years back when dope-smoking teenaged thug Trayvon Martin was killed while attacking a neighborhood watch captain, Obama went on TV and said Trayvon could have been his son. Do you get the joke now? Obama likened a violent criminal to his own fictional child to not only excuse black criminality but also to drive a wedge between the races in this country.
When Durstein said the Chicago kidnappers could have been Obama’s kids, she was playing off what he said about Trayvon Martin. Definitely not racist, but actually pretty funny.
For this, Durstein has been suspended indefinitely and the school made her delete her Twitter account. She won’t be reinstated until she meets with the school board, but this may be the worst part about the whole thing:
…the school system is still investigating whether Durstein indeed violated any of Cabell County Schools policies.
Wait, what? They suspended this teacher and they don’t even know if she did anything to warrant a suspension? How in the hell does that make any sense? If she did something wrong, then there should be discipline, but in this case they aren’t sure she violated any rules.
Hang in there Mary Durstein, theres only 9 days left in Obama’s presidency. Once he’s out of office, people may be allowed to criticize and joke about him without getting punished or fired.