For almost ten years I was a public high school math teacher in Southern California.
I am almost your same age (July 5, 1955) .
The last time I taught was 2006-07 school year at Firebaugh High School in Lynwood. There was an incident in my class that was maybe 30% black and 70% Hispanic. Not one white kid in the school.
There was this one black freshman that was always giving me problems. I really tried everything with him. Then one day, one of the other teachers came in to do a presentation in my room for about 20 minutes. The teacher herself was black. I sat back and watched to see if this kid would act up and how she would handle it. Sure enough right on cue he started disrupting the class.
She stopped and walked right up to his desk and looked him in the eye and said, “You shut your black face or I’ll slap you into next week”.
I didn’t realize it right then, but that incident was a turning point for me.
I couldn’t teach these type of kids and these were the only job offers coming my and they were few and far between at that.
I had two BAs an MA and a clear credential with 10 years invested and never got tenure anywhere and for the most part got stuck with the lowest unmotivated students.
The movie “Stand and Deliver” did an unintentional disservice to a lot of teachers. I wasn’t a miracle worker, just a math teacher.
2007 was the last year I taught anybody anything. I could go on for hours all the horror stories of teaching, but this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
You might want to google my old principal at Firebaugh, just for kicks. Might make an interesting youtube video.
Loma Linda, CA
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot “has gone viral.”
Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.“
Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”
Colin Flaherty is the author of #1 Amazon Best Selling Book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.
He is an award winning journalist whose work has been published in over 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and others.
He is a frequent guest in local and national media talking about racial violence.
Thomas Sowell said ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
From #1 Best Selling Author John Stryker Meyer:
"Colin Flaherty was the reporter’s reporter -- especially on tough stories. And he was recognized for it with more than 50 journalism awards from around the country.
"Now he has written a book about the toughest story of all: Racial violence."
"Flaherty has the goods: This is an important and penetrating book about a big problem. Read it. Pass it around. Send it to a local talk show host or, better still, a reporter."
"Lord knows they need it."
White Girl Bleed a Lot ”has gone viral.”
Los Angeles Times
“A favorite of conservative voices.”
"Flaherty digs up some great examples of officials denying or covering up black violence.
My favorite example was a school superintendent in Philadelphia who circulated "a pamphlet on how not to antagonize black students" to Asian students while the local papers were busying explaining that the violence had "no racial component." Right."
“Brilliant. Could not put it down.”
“Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”
It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American. A wonderful book.”
Bretibart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”
”At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (or racial violence) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.“
“A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”
World Net Daily
"Uh - oh… Now you’ve done it Mr. Flaherty. You’ve spoken the (gasp) truth!"
Fellowship of the Mind:
"Get your copy of the book and spread the word. This tsunami of black racial violence is domestic terrorism. Burying our heads in the sand and ignoring this reality will only put ourselves and the lives of our loved ones in danger."
"I refuse to be intimidated and terrorized. Join me!"
“In White Girl Bleed A Lot, Colin Flaherty bravely goes where the major media dare not follow. In short, he tells the truth about America’s otherwise unspoken epidemic of black on non-black crime.”
“What makes this otherwise grim saga so readable is Flaherty’s magical sense of humor. Among contemporary authors only Flaherty’s fellow alchemist Mark Steyn has a comparable ability to transform dread into gold.”
NPR — Morning Edition.
“In conservative media, Colin Flaherty has catalogued the Knockout Game.”
“Colin Flaherty is at the epicenter of the Knockout Game.”
Columnist of Year, Society of Professional Journalists
"This is a challenging book. An interesting and powerful and ultimately persuasive book by a great American writer not afraid to look at one of the most thought about but unspoken features of American life."