Guilderland Teacher Accused of Racism for 'Monkey in the Middle' Comment

 

Shawn Dukes is a Farnsworth Middle School student in Guilderland and he's claiming his teacher used a racist comment towards him. 

Shawn says "My teacher was trying to find me a place to sit. He said I'll seat you between these two kids, monkey in the middle."

His mom, Daphne says she is so mad and feels like the teacher should be fired. 

Okay. Stop. Is referencing a game that has no racial undertones racist? Or is political correctness out of control? Maybe, the student and his mother had never heard of the game. But, if it were explained to them, would the outrage still be there? 

The school district says they're investigating the incident, it's unclear what, if any, consequences the teacher will face.

Chuck and Kelly talked about the story this morning. They also discussed how there is a double standard after Megyn Kelly was fired for her question about dressing up with blackface, but Al Roker dressing as a white man is fine. Hillary Clinton made a comment that could be considered racist and CNN anchor Don Lemon stated with Chris Cuomo that white men pose the greatest terror threat to America. 

Where do we draw the line?

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