Oroville Teacher HATES White People—Including Herself—Allowed in Classroom

Do you want your child in this class?

“A self-identified “cringey” California English teacher claimed she combats “white supremacy” “B.S.” in her classroom by teaching students about the overemphasized importance of grammar usage and writing rules. 

Marta Shaffer, a tenured English teacher at Oroville High School, began the 2022-2023 academic year by teaching parts of linguistics as a way of “fighting white supremacy in my classes,” according to her posts on TikTok. The goal was to be “inclusive of all kinds of ways we use the language.” 

According to Shaffer, expectations for students to use proper grammar and syntax is part of White supremacy culture that “runs deep.” 

The bigger question is how did this person get a teachers credential?  And, why does this proud bigot who has mental problems—hating herself—allowed anywhere near children.  She needs therapy and correctly tagged as a racist.  This is why parents need to run from government schools—how many more bigots are in the classroom, paid with our dollars to harm our children?

California English teacher teaches kids grammar is part of White supremacy: ‘Undermine that B.S.’

An English teacher named Marta Shaffer said, ‘I try to undermine that B.S. in my classroom as much as I can’

By Hannah Grossman | Fox News, 12/5/22 

FIRST ON FOX – A self-identified “cringey” California English teacher claimed she combats “white supremacy” “B.S.” in her classroom by teaching students about the overemphasized importance of grammar usage and writing rules. 

Marta Shaffer, a tenured English teacher at Oroville High School, began the 2022-2023 academic year by teaching parts of linguistics as a way of “fighting white supremacy in my classes,” according to her posts on TikTok. The goal was to be “inclusive of all kinds of ways we use the language.” 

According to Shaffer, expectations for students to use proper grammar and syntax is part of White supremacy culture that “runs deep.” 

“I try to undermine that B.S. in my classroom as much as I can,” she said.

She said, “We study linguistics and the rules that we actually use to communicate instead of the made-up rules that White supremacy created for when we write papers and stuff, which is what scholars call the ‘language of power.'”

The teacher raised praised student’s academic essays for including “AAVE” language – African-American Vernacular English.

“As an educator I am constantly worry if I’m the problem. What do I mean by that? Well public education is an institution that upholds lots of problematic systems in our society like white supremacy, and misogyny and colonization, etc,” she continued. “Well, let’s look at how we write essays [where we] start with an introduction that includes a thesis, always cite your sources, use transition words like ‘however’ and ‘therefore.’ These are all made-up rules. They were created by Westerners in power. Which got me thinking, what if I started my school year with a unit honoring how we talk rather than teaching students how to write properly.”

Another included a prompt which said that a student’s “codes” – how they speak at home or with friends – is “just as important, if not more than important,” than a boss’s expectations on how their employee communicates. 

She said, “Just because your teachers, your professors, and your boss may expect you to write and speak in a certain way that may not be natural to you, does not mean that your more natural… languages are not important. They are just as important, if not more important than the ‘language of respectability.’”

The English teacher added that she feels like a “cringe white lady” when “teaching students of color” about linguistics. 

“Did I worry I was being a White savior? Absolutely. Was it uncomfortable? Definitely. But a lot my students come here, and they’re uncomfortable with the white mainstream culture of public school life. So I think it’s good for them to see their teacher deal with linguistic discomfort, too,” she said. 

The California teacher also claimed that the IQ bell curve and the SAT are “racist.” 

“The writers of these tests were made up almost entirely of White people… and they still are,” she said. 

Hannah Grossman is an Associate Editor at Fox News Digital.

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Comments

  1. Rico Lagattuta says

    She is a wackadoo!

  2. Otis Needleman says

    Another one who needs to be fired and teaching credential pulled.

  3. David Peterson says

    “…what scholars call the ‘language of power.’” That’s right. The proper use of language puts people in a position of power. It’s a club that anyone, regardless of melatonin level, can join by becoming educated.

    Her racism is revealed when one realizes that she is trying to keep people out of the club of the educated.

    The rules of grammar are rules of logic. For instance, transition words like ‘however’ and ‘therefore’ give the reader instructions about the logic of writing. “However” indicates that another viewpoint is coming. “Therefore” indicates that a conclusion follows. “These are all made-up rules.” She implies that “made-up” means they are arbitrary. This is absurd. Rather, the rules help people to better communicate.

    I teach college-level logic. There is a writing component. Before students learn the logic of writing, they often can’t find the conclusion, can’t figure out which position is held by the author, etc. On the sending side, they are unable to properly communicate ideas. After the course, they are empowered by the ability to do these things.

    This ridiculous woman wants to keep her students barricaded in the ghetto of ignorance.

    • Thank you, David, for your contribution to keeping civilization alive.

    • As a researcher / scientist in Exercise Science this has been an ongoing argument for decades.

      The Physical Sciences and their Theoretical arm have to have a set of rules and descriptions. Without them their will be no electricity, airplanes, TV, radio, personal efficient cars, sewer treatments, and clean water deliveries. Oh did I mention the field of Medicine and drugs, diagnostics, etc? The “soft” science promoted in part by “social” forces have an unfortunate path of “you cannot say that because it is not socially correct.”

      The very thing this bigot, prejudiced, idiot talks about is the foundation of civilization.

      She feeds the destructive aspects of the black radicals who represent no more than 18% (that is generous) of the population.

      “barricaded in the ghetto of ignorance” that is just the least of her destructive comments and actions. Realize these are the same forces that would destroy the entire nation. Let’s go back to balkanized language, and closing off the ethnic neighborhoods so the nation that led the defeat of the Axis Powers, and forced the fall of the Communist USSR WILL CRUMBLE.

      David is right. Where are the rest of you who want rational and logical society based upon that rational concept….

      Still voting Dem./Socialist/Communist?

  4. I graduated from that very school in the late 70’s! Back then I/we had dedicated and professional teachers who actually cared about us and did their best to prepare us with what we needed to be successful in our lives to come!
    How sad the board allowed this commie moron to indoctrinate the current students attending today!

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