I might be suspended from school because someone drew a swastika on my property. WTF.
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[B]Please don't lock this for "My day at school", this is more of a rant about overreaction to swastikas. [/B]
[B]If this is in the wrong section, please could a mod move it. I thought it was suited to GD because it does raise some issues and isn't just me blogging, but it's up to a mod whether that's correct or not...[/B]
It is a normal Economics lesson, I had just pointed out to my teacher that taking notes every lesson wasn't a great method. Bad idea...
Later when she sees the swastika someone had drawn on my planner (where I write homework etc.) she freaks. If I hadn't made that earlier point, she probably would have given me a warning and told me to get rid of it. But no, she freaked and took me outside after the lesson...where she promptly told me where my planner was going next. Now, I will never know whether this was coincidence or not. She could have chosen [B]any[/B] teacher to send it to - the most obvious being my form tutor or maybe the headmaster. But no, she chooses to send my planner to the moderately high-ranked Art teacher. Normally this would be unremarkable, but this particular teacher just happened to be Jewish. Meh, knowing what a bitch my Economics teacher is - she most likely did it on purpose.
At this point I still wasn't that worried, I'd decided that I would explain away the swastika as someone else doing it and it'd all be fine (even though she's very strict and is a complete bitch, I thought she'd understand :v:). The next morning, I was told in registration to go to the Art teacher's office straight away. I obviously obliged...and what came next was a huge surprise...
She started off by asking me to explain, and I went with the [B]"It was someone else, I couldn't help it"[/B] excuse. She immediately rejects this, and continues to attack me (not physically) about why it's there. Then she completely threw me off by actually accusing me of putting it there, which I deny. Then she goes on to rant about how if I can't prove who it was, she'd just assume it was me...what a bitch.
Then she actually accuses me of having these political views, and then when I deny it she goes on to stress that it's not something to joke about. At this point I am just repeating that what she's saying is absolutely ridiculous, but by now my input is completely irrelevant.
Now my mum has received multiples calls asking for a meeting with the Art teacher, and I have had to answer so many questions...until I told my mum the whole story, she was severely worried and had got the impression that I was in incredible amounts of trouble.
Surely not all Jews react like this? I'm not retarded, I do know that swastikas are/can be perceived as incredibly offensive but surely the way this teacher has reacted is in a slightly melodramatic fashion? And I would like to see more examples of how Jewish fellows have reacted to a similar situation, or maybe just a swastika in an everyday environment.
Is my teacher justified in what she thinks...? I wouldn't know, not being Jewish and all...
[B]TL;DR[/B][I] Someone drew a swastika on my property, Jewish teacher rages and might suspend me, I question the nature of the said teacher and whether they are correct in reacting like this.[/I]
I live in England (Hertfordshire, about an hour out of London).
[QUOTE=MR-X;20012530]You should of told her to fuck off, you're allowed to have any political view you want. If she doesn't like it she can shove off.[/QUOTE]
To clarify, expression of pro-Nazi beliefs is illegal. Maybe if it was clearly the BNP logo, I'd get away with it...but it wasn't.
I was isolated (like in-school suspension). I had a GSCE French speaking exam later that day, after spending 5 hours in small room with very little human contact - I can safely assume I got a terrible grade in my exam.
tell them to fuck off, its not like the swastika is relevant anymore.
also shes an art teacher, how can she suspend you?
I fucking hate persons who go badshit about it. Something cruel and awful happened in the past but nontheless it's over and the sign is not that "evil". It's even used in an asian religion, although the other way.
I'm Jewish, and if I see a swastika, I just go meh, and walk away, because I don't care. It really sucks for you. Hopefully, This all gets resolved and you don't end up in a bad situation.
People are too sensitive about such things, in my opinion.
It's a harmless bunch of lines, really.
Damn Nazi's on your property.
What a bitch. She needs to get off her high horse.
Where do you live? I can't see that happening where I live (Arizona).
People draw swastikas all the time to be funny, and although no one thinks it's really funny, it's not really seen as a big deal.
I don't like it when people have such strong reactions to things like this.
This is like a story I got told by my teacher in the 6th grade. One of her students, (right when they were about to do the chapter on WW2) had drawn swastikas all over her notebook. My teacher gets a little freaked and pulls her aside and asks: "Do you know what those symbols mean?" The girl replies: "No, I just like the way they look." So after teaching her and the class about WW2, that little girl drew flowers on the end of all the swastikas and said: "See, you can make the bad things good." In class I had a D'awwwwwwwwwwww moment.
[QUOTE=Second-gear-of-mgear;20011337]You should have said it was the Hindu peace swastika.
Unless it was tilted sideways, like the way the Nazis used it. In which case you are completely fucked.
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Nazi-Deutschland über alles!
You should take them to court, they sound like power-hungry asshats.
Fuck her, yell at her back. It's none of her business what your political views are and if she has a problem with it, too bad bro.
[QUOTE=wuzzimu;20011318]They threw you off my accusing you of drawing a swastika on your binder? Wasn't that what you'd expect them to want to talk to you about?[/QUOTE]
They know this goes on a lot, people doodling all over each others books etc., and I wouldn't expect them to believe that I drew it on my own book...
[QUOTE=Communist Cake;20011361]I'm Jewish, and if I see a swastika, I just go meh, and walk away, because I don't care. It really sucks for you. Hopefully, This all gets resolved and you don't end up in a bad situation.[/QUOTE]
Thank you very much.
[QUOTE=Sparkwire;20011272]tell them to fuck off, its not like the swastika is relevant anymore.
also shes an art teacher, how can she suspend you?[/QUOTE]
I said in OP that she is moderately important, forgotten what her job title actually is called though :v: (Not deputy-head...)
[QUOTE=Ltp0wer;20011391]Where do you live? I can't see that happening where I live (Arizona).
People draw swastikas all the time to be funny, and although no one thinks it's really funny, it's not really seen as a big deal.[/QUOTE]
In England. Hertfordshire, just outside of London.
This isn't because of my location, trust me.
Hitler was an artist. It is somehow relevant. Here is some of his work:
Rate Hitler artistic.
Where do you live? UK?
If you're in the US you could argue that you belong to the Nazi Party and they would be discriminating against you.
Hitler was an ok dude he was just a tad racist man.
Your school is full of overreacting bitches
I'm surprised no one has commented on the fact that my Economics teacher chose the Jewish teacher. :raise:
[QUOTE=:smug:;20011621]I'm surprised no one has commented on the fact that my Economics teacher chose the Jewish teacher. :raise:[/QUOTE]
Simple. She's a bitch.
im half jew i drew a swastika on my desk in math class lmao
She has nothing on you. She has no proof so she can't do shit.
Just stay to your words and you'll be alright.
[QUOTE=Levithan;20011487]Hitler was an ok dude he was just a tad racist man.[/QUOTE]
Hitler was a bit dodgy?!?
[QUOTE=Soviet Beef;20011647]im half jew i drew a swastika on my desk in math class lmao[/QUOTE]
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