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Dave Burk is a bigot

Tue, Nov 17, 2009

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So. Many of you will have heard about Dave Burk, the Geneva High School teacher who recently brain-bombed his Consumer Education class with the statement “How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black fag in New York to take pictures of other black fags?”

Predictably, this two-for-the-price-of-one bazooka of bigotry detonated all over the Webbertubes and resulted in one of his gay students, Jordan Hunter, filing a complaint.

It turns out that the Geneva School Board have finally got together and voted unanimously to slap him on the wrist with a wet bus ticket. I mean Good Lod, not only did he have to say “sorry”(!) but they’ve informed him that if he keeps being a racist homophobe out loud using his speaking words he might, you know, one day lose his job(!!)

Very telling was the choice of words he used in his “apology”. He stated that he “used a very poor example of words to make [his] point” (oh ya think?) and that “The message I conveyed was insensitive and hurtful. This is not what I had intended.”

Well great. Maybe we all should run around ranting racist homophobic crap in public and then act all hurt and surprised that people get offended. I mean maybe we’re all retarded three-year-olds with Tourette’s, right? Maybe we don’t get that screaming BLACK FAGS at room full of young people might not get the dignified nods of acceptance and understanding that we were shooting for.

I’m going to file Dave under D for “dimwit” and the Geneva School Board under G for “gutless.”

Good day to you all.

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8 Responses to “Dave Burk is a bigot”

  1. Dominique Says:

    I think your point is well made, and if I were a student in that man’s class, I would have been horribly offended as well. However, I do find it hypocritical to be offended at his treatment of blacks and gays (believe me, I found it offensive) and then make comments about the mentally disabled, such as, “I mean maybe we’re all retarded three-year-olds with Tourette’s, right? ”

    Retarded is being misused in our society as an adjective for people who are foolish or inept. However, even the mentally retarded are capable of not saying dumb things or racist things or homophobic things. It is unfair and wrong to compare the retarded to a man who hasn’t realized that being hateful and intolerant is wrong.

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  2. CKCH Says:

    Uhhhh…..mental retardation and tourette’s syndrome are major issues that real people have to face. Using these terms in relation to someone who you think is a dick (which this guy is) is as bad as him using the terms he did.

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  3. admin Says:

    Annnnd the hypersensitive douche tag team of the year award goes to…

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  4. Get over yourself Says:

    Get a fucking life.

    I had this teacher for two years. He was a great teacher. Know what you are? Some shitty piece of shit blogging about random teachers you’ve never met. You’re pretty cool!

    I would file you under I for Irony and SLG for Sensitive Little Girl.

    Good day to you all.

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    • admin Says:

      I’m sure he’s a great guy when he’s not busy being a racist loser.

      Hugs.

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    • Over Myself Says:

      I had him for three years. He was not a good teacher. In fact, the reason I stumbled onto this post and am commenting years after the fact is because of the date. I was in his classroom 11 years ago when the United States was viciously and senselessly attacked. He quickly explained to a room of frightened and confused sixteen year old high school students that the attacks were masterminded by terrorist leader “Benjamin Netanyahu.” So, there’s that.

      The only redeeming quality he had as an instructor is that if you didn’t feel like doing work all you had to do was use the words “Grateful,” “Dead,” and “Drugs” within three sentences of each other. His face would turn bright red and he would angrily explain that not ALL “Deadheads” abused drugs, and furthermore to judge and stereotype people like that was offensive and wrong. Wait a second…

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  5. fiks Says:

    If he just said “fags” alone, it could maaaaybe be stretched to say that he’s criticizing the tolerance of promiscuous sex, especially if he were really old or something.
    But since he threw in “black” in there it’s pretty obvious that he’s just a complete, indisputable bigot. Anyone who has a doubt otherwise is delusional, unless this guy has a serious record for mental burps.

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