Marlon Anderson, who has been employed by the district for 11 years — eight at Madison East and three at West — told Madison365 in an interview Tuesday that he responded to a call of a disruptive student on Wednesday, October 9, and found Assistant Principal Jennifer Talarczyk escorting a student out of the building. Anderson said he attempted to intervene when the student pushed Talarczyk’s hand off his shoulder, at which point the student began calling him a series of profanities, including the n-word.
Anderson said he responded by saying a repeated combination of “Don’t call me that, don’t call me the n-word, and don’t call me n*****,” using the word.
Anderson said Talarczyk told him to “back off” and “tap out,” but that she did not address the student for using the word. Anderson said the student is also Black.
This is part of a zero tolerance. Somewhere I read the following analogy. One guy pushes a old lady in front of a bus. Another pushes an old lady away from a bus. Zero tolerance just sees 2 guys pushing an old lady. I like the way in the article the guard goes into how he approaches this subject. Interesting that Assistant Principal Jennifer Talarczyk, who decided that the guard was the bad guy here is white. I've seen a lot of stories of teachers getting in trouble for use of the N word in colleges even when it's related to the martial, such as dealing with poet James Baldwin.
Is it just me, or are school admins just idiots these days?
Marlon Anderson, the security guard at Madison West who was terminated last week for using a racial slur in his own defense, has been rehired by the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Speaking exclusively to Madison365, Anderson said his termination has been rescinded but that he will be on paid administrative leave while he negotiates a plan to return to work. He will work at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County until then, BGC CEO Michael Johnson said.
“I feel a lot better, but it appears this policy is still intact,” Anderson said. “The policy needs to be dealt with as well. I’m still fighting that. I am transitioning my fight. I am no longer just trying to get my job back, I’m fighting to end a policy that’s not effective.”
I'm not always a big fan of mob justice because it usually has very little to do with justice, but here I think it really shamed the school to realize that they were being idiots.
No word on whether anyone at the school who was in charge of the idiot train will get a reaming.