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'Bridesmaids' Slap Case

NAACP Demanding School

Remove Teacher

6/7/2012 5:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The NAACP is demanding the removal of a Malibu teacher who allegedly used the movie "Bridesmaids" as inspiration to repeatedly slap a black student in class ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Dionne Evans (above) -- a 9th grader at Malibu High School -- filed a police report last week, claiming the teacher slapped her in the face 6 times because Dionne forgot to bring her notebook to class.

According to the police report, the teacher made Evans stand in front of the room ... then asked, "Did you see 'Bridesmaids'?" before slapping her multiple times ... a reference to a scene in the movie where one character literally tries to slap some sense into another.

Now, the President of the Santa Monica branch of the NAACP tells us, the organization is looking into the incident -- and will attend a school district meeting tonight, insisting that the teacher be placed on administrative leave while the matter is investigated.

We're told Dionne's family and their lawyer Donald Karpel met with the NAACP on Tuesday for several hours to discuss legal options.

As we reported, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is also investigating. Still no word from the school or the teacher.

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76.

q    

What is needed in this investigation is accounts from eye witnesses, meaning students. It seems odd that the story is so one sided backed by the immense love and support of the etcher through the community. Just a day ago a former student created a Facebook page called MHS Students For Gonzo and their are already over 1,800 members all in support along with numerous comments and stories stating their love for the teacher. Furthermore NAACP should not be involved being as the only people who no the try story are students, who have for some reason been disregarded for information. Civil Rights era is over. The organization NAACP is as anachronistic as colored-only water fountains and white-only bathrooms. Its racial focus perpetuates the evils it claims it wants to eradicate, and its audiovisual rendering of America as "them vs. us" abets the nation's balkanization.
In its heyday, the NAACP was a bulwark against racism: It protected African Americans and demanded economic equity. It deserves praise for helping alter American society. But its mission and method have become obsolete.

865 days ago
77.

O_o    

i appreciate the fact that the girl is black. that's quite lovely and all - but even so, the naacp has nothing to do with this issue. this is not a racial issue, this is a STUPID issue. i'm sure that the local law offices will handle it just fine without pretending that this is racially motivated.

865 days ago
78.

Abby    

This should not be a race issue. I'm a teacher. If I slap a kid, I get fired period! There are times when the kids drive me up the wall but you don't touch kids.

Granted back when I was in school I got paddled by the principal but that's not even the point. Times have changed and it's not acceptable for a teacher to slap a kid.

865 days ago
79.

Brando    

NAACP to the rescue...... How long before Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton start fighting for their camera time?

865 days ago
80.

Tammy    

I don't condone what this teacher did, but these parents and the NAACP are just disgusting for making this a race thing when it's not. I think this student got off lucky because if I were a teacher and a student kept coming unprepared, I'd have no problem failing them. Then, I'd see them in summer school, or if they did this in all their classes, maybe the whole next semester as they repeat the grade.

865 days ago
81.

bah    

If racism wasn't created and perpetuated by white people maybe it wouldn't be such a big issue in everything. Just sayin...
Its kinda hard to enslave, demean, rape, hang and kill a specific group of people because they look different than you and then turn around and try to act like oh, if i do anything wrong to you now, it totally has nothing to do with the color of your skin. OH OK, yeah, I'm really buying that **** now!
And someone mentioned the teacher was Hispanic... How much you wanna bet that teacher lives her life like she's a white-woman. She may tell you she's Hispanic if you ask but I'll bet my life she conducts herself in society and amongst her peers at school like she's a white-woman and is only Hispanic when it is most convenient or less likely to be an issue. Apparently that is the safest and less obstructive way to maneuver through a racist society if you have Caucasian features.

865 days ago
82.

JP    

I'm Black=I'm a victim.

Keep marching to Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson fools.

865 days ago
83.

RisaSpice    

The most racist people in the world are blacks, yet they always bring out the race card. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery and own up to your actions.... not blame it on your skin Color!

865 days ago
84.

Mark    

And this is why the NAACP is a meaningless, mindless, and moronic group. Let the system work itself before you start playing the race card.

865 days ago
85.

Bagman    

When will group like the NAACP go away. They start noting but racial hate since is the only way they can generate money. Groups like this and people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton need to go way. there generation is long overdue to retire

865 days ago
86.

bubblezzz    

This is not a color issue...It's simple human rights and the teacher was wrong. No matter the color no child deserves that from a teacher.

865 days ago
87.

Who Knew    

This is not a race issue it is an abuse issue. NAACP go away.

865 days ago
88.

MJ    

Wonder what would happen if this took place in Wisconsin...

865 days ago
89.

Savvy1    

The black community should be embarrassed that this organization is speaking on their behalf!! What a joke. Forget the fact that SOMEBODY needed to slap the attitude out of her punk a$$, to now have the gull to insinuate this was anything racial is straight up BS!

865 days ago
90.

Americentric    

Nicolette Sheridan sez don't be play slapping me in front of an audience. She lawyered up and is suing for how many million? Is this girl worth less?

Tell you what, why don't I have a Black teacher 'playfully' slap your child 6 times as a punsihment since it's okay with most of you.

and for those who got rulered, paddled, mouth's washed out with soap, it's a new day.

865 days ago
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