My math teacher is racist and I have no idea what I should do about it. He makes such fucked up comments.
Here are some examples:
- There’s a super smart Vietnamese boy in my class. When he was solving a problem on the board today, my teacher said, “It’s okay if we can’t read what he is writing. He’s writing in Chinese anyways.”
- There’s a Middle Eastern girl in our class, and she’s a senior who’s new to the school like me. My teacher said to her, “Arabs are cool until they decide to blow stuff up.”
- In the middle of a lecture about grades he said, “Kids in China kill themselves over bad grades. If only more American kids did that. It’d weed out the weak ones.”
How should I respond next time he says something racist? I did stand up for the Vietnamese boy by saying in a snarky voice, ”He’s actually Vietnamese. I’m half Taiwanese and I can speak, write, and read Mandarin. Would you like me to write something for you?”
I say keep using the snark and at some just point it out fully to him with “You are so racist.” Put him on the spot.