Days after a student received an award stating she was most likely to be a terrorist, a 7th grade student at the same school was given an offensive award too.

According to FOX 26 News, Sydney Caesar, a student at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Texas, received an award that stated she was “Most Likely to Blend in With White People,” from her teacher Stacey Lockett.

Cesar’s sister Lauren Easton told FOX 26 that the teacher’s behavior lacked “common sense.”

“I mean, how can you think that is okay to say it in the first place and then right after a major event has happened. It just doesn’t make any sense.”“I feel really bad for her because I saw her in class, she was really upset about it and she just wouldn’t talk at all for the rest of the day,” she added.

Sydney was so upset that she skipped the last day of class.

“It made me feel really embarrassed about what other people were going to say and what’s she gonna dot,” the 7th grader told a reporter.

And her mother Latonya Robinson is concerned that her daughter is going to be bullied next year.

“For that child to either be called a terrorist or she’s not black enough, basically now the students are taking that and that’s her label for the rest of the school year,” Robinson said.

The school issued the following statement:

“The Channelview Independent School District would like to emphasize that a recent incident where insensitive and offensive mock awards presented to students are in no way associated with the AVID College Readiness System or the AVID Center. Channelview ISD does not support this type of recognition under any circumstances and the placement of the AVID logo on these certificates was an error. At no time was the AVID program itself involved in this unfortunate incident.

The AVID System is an outstanding college readiness model that has led to continued high levels of student achievement in Channelview ISD. AVID’s system has benefited hundreds of thousands of students worldwide since 1984. Working together with the AVID Center, Channelview ISD’s AVID system provides intensive support to students with tutorials, positive peer groups, and college-readiness skills.

Channelview ISD would like to reassure the community that this incident does not reflect the many good things going on in our district. The district does not condone the incident that occurred and we are taking this matter very seriously.”

Robinson wants the school to take further action and not just suspend the teacher.

 

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11 thoughts on “Texas Black Student Given ‘Most Likely to Blend in with White People’ Award

  1. Mac Ben on said:

    She was upset and embarrased, so…no super-straight and blonde weaves or blue/green/grey contacts are in her future? Maybe this award was a blessing.

  2. Is it just me, or has the standard for being in charge of teaching our children been lowered to the most rock bottom common denominator, when all that is required is that you show up?

  3. Drey on said:

    Unfortunately, this is just happening in Texas. It’s ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. Some of these “so called teachers” are NOT Teachers anymore. It’s just a way to get by and obtain to a paycheck. And these “so called teachers” are making the “REAL Teachers” reputation look bad! And that goes for some Administrators too!

  4. Camille on said:

    Being like “white people” is neither a goal or an accomplishment. It was insulting because it suggests that being with black people is less than… only someone racist and ignorant would believe such foolishness. That teacher needs to be fired. I would take my child out of that school because no telling what they’re saying to my child.

  5. Carol on said:

    Dr. Larry and IanRousseault, you see nothing wrong with it because it your child wasn’t labeled with the offensive title, and experienced how low their teacher think of them. I wonder would you feel the same way if one of the parents came and punched the shit out of the insensitive, ignorant teacher. Teacher job is to teach, uplift, and build character in their students, not to beat them down with ignorance.

    • Jnickola on said:

      Soooo,your an idiot! How about most likely to bring unity to a divided country or cure cancer? Her goal in life is probably not to blend in.

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