Teacher In Tears After Being Ordered To Remove Kneeling Kaepernick From Class

The Port Charlotte School Board told substitute math teacher Alissa Perry to remove the display offending the community.

Port Charlotte, FL – A Port Charlotte High School math teacher was told to remove a giant Colin Kaepernick door poster she had created for Black History Month because so many people complained about it.

Alissa Perry, a full-time substitute teacher, was ordered by school officials to remove the giant poster that featured hand-drawn art of Kaepernick kneeling, WINK reported.

The artwork included a giant afro of looped paper that went to the ceiling over the entire door frame, complete with a hair pick.

The artwork was ironically located to a "fact vs. myth" poster.

Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, became a polarizing force in racial relations after he began taking a knee during the National Anthem before National Football League (NFL) games in 2016, in what he initially claimed was an objection to police brutality.

The meaning of the protest extended to the American flag as Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color."

Kaepernick even sported socks depicting police officers as pigs along with his Nike shoes.

The former professional football player quit his team to become a free agent after his first kneeling season, but then no other NFL team signed him.

He then sued the NFL for allegedly black-balling him after the controversy he started caused angry fans to boycott the football league and its advertisers.

He eventually settled for an undisclosed sum which is estimated to be millions of dollars.

Perry had worked on the big piece of Kaepernick art throughout Black History Month and finally completed it on Feb. 26. The next day, she was ordered to take it down, according to WINK.

“We were getting parents complaining and everybody, and we just thought we have to put an end to this,” Charlotte County School District Spokesperson Mike Riley said. “It was a lose-lose situation for us.”

The school district said the Kaepernick artwork was causing too much controversy outside the school, too.

“This is a no-win for us, if we left the picture up there, we’d have half the community saying how un-American we are for having it up, now we have half the community saying why’d we make her take it down?” Riley told the Charlotte Sun.

Riley defended the school district’s decision to remove the poster.

“Our schools are a microcosmic of our society,” Riley told WINK. “If we left it up, it would have been the same thing from one side, and if we took it down, it would be another.”

A student of Perry’s, Jaidyn Etheart, tweeted a video of her teacher removing the poster on Feb. 27, with only one day left in Black History Month.

In the video, Perry cried and apologized to her students for removing the offending item.

“Thank you all for participating in this. I’m going to go ahead and remove it,” the teacher said.

The substitute teacher told the Charlotte Sun that the school district’s request to remove the artwork was confusing to her.

“I don’t know how black I can be,” Perry said. “The outside of the door was celebrating Black History Month, like when we decorate doors for Christmas, or the fall festival. It was nothing more than celebrating Black History Month, celebrating who I am. Math is going on in that room.”

But Charlotte School Board Chairman Bob Segur said the display wasn’t tied to the curriculum, the Charlotte Sun reported.

“It became a political thing,” he said. “Last time I checked, we don’t do black history in math class.”

Etheart blamed other students for the poster’s removal, according to WINK.

“I believe these boys from our school saw it, took a picture of it and put it on Snapchat, and said it was offensive,” the student said.

She said she thought the school district made the wrong decision.

“They [school district] cracked under pressure,” Etheart told WINK. “I don’t think that a few people’s opinion should be able to take away something that meant a lot to a lot of people.”

But many parents and community members saw things very differently and were very offended when they found out the poster had been displayed in their local public high school.

“If you can’t respect the flag and our country, and you want to make political statements out of things, do it on your own time,” Port Charlotte resident Rich Malpedo told WINK.

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"If you can’t respect the flag and our country, and you want to make political statements out of things, do it on your own time,” Port Charlotte resident Rich Malpedo told WINK"

"Alissa Perry, a full-time substitute teacher, was ordered by school officials to remove the giant poster that featured hand-drawn art of Kaepernick kneeling, WINK reported".

EXACTLY Rich. and Alissa keep your own racial propaganda to yourself and stop trying to influence young naive impressionable minds with your own personal racial viewpoints. "Black History Month" -- name one thing that Blacks have recently done worthy of any commendation.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

You wanna be BLACK? Move to Africa! You want to teach IN MY COUNTRY? BE AN AMERICAN and Pledge Allegiance to MY FLAG you BLM bitch!

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

“They [school district] cracked under pressure,” Etheart told WINK. “I don’t think that a few people’s opinion should be able to take away something that meant a lot to a lot of people.” Excuse me, Miss Etheart - you are a teenager, not an adult. You have to learn to respect the opinions of older, wiser heads - the emphasis is on "wiser". And a lot of people? More like some teenagers with brains full of mush. Not everyone agrees with you, young miss.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

F Kapperdick.

User 69
User 69

So true

User 69
User 69

So true

HFD120
HFD120

Fire safety. I could just see one of the offended lighting the paper hair on fire

Grog
Grog

===[Charlotte County School District Spokesperson Mike Riley said. “It was a lose-lose situation for us.”]=== WRONG! It's a win, win situation! The community wins and the students win because they can now be taught that having the opportunity to make millions is far from being oppressed!

Piquerish
Piquerish

In Tears? Hell, I think this "teacher" should be in an unemployment line. I spit on her racist race-baiting tears. Poor baby.

Zcamaro
Zcamaro

There is nothing wrong with having a Black History Month in schools, but have the black Heroes of the past who made it possible to be where they are at today. Martin Luther King Jr. George Washington Carver let's praise all the black musicians of the past who gave us the wonderful music of today especially Louis Armstrong those are heroes not some kneeling football player.

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

I wonder how this teacher and her supporters feel about a minority of offended Americans who pull down memorial statues to Confederate Veterans ?

Lbw654
Lbw654

SAVAGE 😂😂 And Very True!

But Charlotte School Board Chairman Bob Segur said the display wasn’t tied to the curriculum, the Charlotte Sun reported.

“It became a political thing,” he said. “Last time I checked, we don’t do black history in math class.”

IsupportLEOs
IsupportLEOs

BooHoo lady! Get over it! How long have we had to watch our beloved Thin Blue Line flag maligned as racist and offensive? It's not even meant to be a political statement; just a commemorative symbol.

Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant

Damn, looked like someone needs to take a art class... It looked like a fuzzy 💩. Anti-American Slogan. Be all American or move to twerp land... Seen better tagging by drug 💉 addicts.

Balkanbobby
Balkanbobby

People of color need to wake the f****** you have everything at your disposal all you need to do is pour out the booze empty the pipe wake up in the morning and do something

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

I would have made her take it down for its shear grossness to look at. Eyesore w/o even looking to see Crapper disrespecting our country’s Flag.

Baxter12
Baxter12

She’s a African American teacher. Instead of recognizing so many true great African Americans that deserve to be recognized she did “this” so “she” could be recognized! She’s NOT making any type of point, she’s NOT going to get anything out of this, she needs to be placed on leave WITHOUT pay! She needs to write a paper to read to her students on behavioral issues on the decency of human nature of ALL people since she’s a TEACHER! Skin color is only skin color, it’s whats inside that makes a person!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

People made complaints that it was offensive, end of story.

The left loves to complain about things until they are removed from public view; sucks when it happens to a liberal, doesn't it?

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Look, it is offensive in the respect he's anti-American. It's also offensive in the fact that if you've been born in the United States of America within the last 150 years you are NOT african American, you are an American period and nothing more. It's called black history month, not african American History month. Get your history correct.

pixiepup
pixiepup

I think the teacher could of found something else to use for Black History week. She knew how controversial that was. Why not something positive??

Gregorious
Gregorious

What, she couldn't have found a less devissive, lying, cop hating thug for black history month? Nice role model teach.

Buffrat
Buffrat

My great grandparents immigrated from Italy in 1898I am therefore an American of Italian descent. Not an Italian-American. Unless this teacher immigrated from any country from the continent of Africa, they are Americans of African descent. Not African-Americans. As I am proud of my heritage I understand Blacks being proud of theirs. But picking that rich, hypocritical scumbag Kaepernic is like me choosing John Gotti for Italian Heritage Day

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

I don't care about the story, the representation of the brave sportsball playa is PRICELESS. Awesome example of unconscious self parody. Give that idiot a raise!

javaguy746
javaguy746

“They [school district] cracked under pressure,” Etheart told WINK. “I don’t think that a few people’s opinion should be able to take away something that meant a lot to a lot of people.” THEN WHERE ARE ALL THE CIVIL WAR STATUES