1. Paul Dawson
In a video that is humorous purely due to its absolutely horrifying nature, Valley High School English teacher Paul Dawson proves exactly why teachers should never try to relate to their students using slang or vernacular terms.
The white, Louisville-based educator had the audacity to use the abbreviated form of a racial slur when addressing an African-American student.
Depressing hilarity sinks in when Dawson attempts to take refuge in audacity, claiming that he
was just trying to approach student Keysean Chavers on the same level as his
apparently despises the etymological origin of the slang term, yet finds it perfectly reasonable to casually toss around the abbreviated version.
attempts to explain himself become increasingly more absurd as newscaster Renee Murphy keeps asking questions, eventually conceding that these kids today and their newfangled terminology just render him absolutely (and amusingly) clueless.
Because of his
shockingly idiotic semantic blunder, Dawson
received a 10 day suspension without pay, had to attend additional diversity training courses, and forever went down in history as a warning sign for exactly why teachers and other adult authority figures should just stay away from making any attempt to act "hip" because they think it will help build relationships with their students.