Are teens lacking RESPECT? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


“Conversations Of A Sistah” is back with a vengeance and ready to tackle a serious subject and conversation at hand; are teenagers lacking respect and reverence for those in authority? Where is the RESPECT that follows an elder in position?

My topic comes as a disturbing video surfaced online of a ninth grade Paterson, New Jersey student who attacked his teacher in the classroom for confiscating his cell phone during class. The attack which was captured on video shown above, has gone viral on Facebook and youtube and shows the student slamming his 62 year old teacher to the floor in an effort to retrieve his cell phone back. The 23-second video shows the 16-year-old with his arms wrapped around the teacher, knocking him into an empty desk.

The district filed a complaint against the student earlier this week, a spokes­woman said, and Paterson police said they arrested him at his home on Friday.

He said the teacher apparently confiscated the phone — which belonged to the assailant — from another student. The principal said students are allowed to use cellphones in class for academic purposes, but staff may take the devices and return them at the end of the day if students use them for other reasons.

Many questions have been raised since this incident such as; who are the boys parents? Why is a lack of disrespect evident in the teens behavior? And should the parents be held accountable?

Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk Radio.com for this much needed discussion.

I will be taking your phone calls on the subject at 1-917-889-7872. Please press “1” to speak with me the host.

All “Conversation” links in this post will access the show…see you on the air!

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118 thoughts on “Are teens lacking RESPECT? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

  1. This video went viral. Was even on the news. This is a serious DISGRACE. Parents ought to be embarrassed. Looking forward to you being back Ms. Bell/AKA Blog Queen. 🙂

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  2. Yes this is a much needed conversation!
    Not enough adults addressing DISRESPECT makes ya wonder about the boys parents. SMH
    This video is a sad state of affairs, it’s like the kid had no respect, no remorse and no self-control.

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  3. DAYUM!!!!!!!!
    He slam dunked his 62 yr. old teacher?
    Damn shame….And we wonder why there’s a lack of teachers? SmDh

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  4. What gets me is the teacher did nothing to DEFEND himself.
    I mean, he didn’t lay ‘1’ hand on that kid and I don’t know if that’s good or bad? O_o

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    • What gets me is the teacher did nothing to DEFEND himself.
      I mean, he didn’t lay ‘1’ hand on that kid and I don’t know if that’s good or bad?
      *****
      It’s fucked up! Teacher was afraid of losing his job

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      • What gets me is the teacher did nothing to DEFEND himself.
        I mean, he didn’t lay ‘1’ hand on that kid and I don’t know if that’s good or bad?
        *****
        It’s fucked up! Teacher was afraid of losing his job
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        Damn that!!!! At least defend yourself. He let the kid slam dunk him.

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      • He let the kid slam dunk him.
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        Exactly!
        Ion get dat shit. that class would of been torn up had it been a black teacher

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      • teacher did nothing to DEFEND himself
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        Yes but he tried hard not to go down…Disrespectful on every level

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      • Teacher was afraid of losing his job
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        I woulda knocked da hell outta that boy and thought about my job later

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  5. How fuckin disrespectful his behavior is. and over a damn cell phone at that. He’ll wind up in jail at an early age because if when you don’t RESPECT people in authority, you RESPECT NO ONE!!!

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  6. Just when you think you’ve seen it all.
    These kids are crazy O_o
    where are the parents? Hail who are this boys parents? Damn disgrace!

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  7. He need that ass whooped.
    That poor teacher. But to slam him to the floor? Oh hell No that’s unacceptable.
    Looking 4ward to this conversation!
    And YES my gurl Tra is back!!!

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  8. This video is painful to watch.
    Teacher all calm but to see that boy disrespect that ole man like that is just all-kinds a wrong

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  9. All that over a cell phone son?
    I think the kid felt he had something to prove in front of his lil class mates. Now he locked up. with this kind of behavior he better get use to having his ass locked up.

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  10. Yea this video done made the news and is all abuzz. I can’t even imagine tonight’s conversation but I can’t wait.

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      • nobody in the class helped
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        Nope it was like they were watching a show but 1 of them was smart enuff to videotaped it.

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      • Nope it was like they were watching a show but 1 of them was smart enuff to videotaped it
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        That’s what ENRAGES me Xmen…….the reaction by the students watching… like None of them did anything.

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      • Yes it is kind of disgusting how the other students appeared not to be moved by what was happening.

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      • the reaction by the students watching… like None of them did anything.
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        Not for nothing but…what were the other students suppose to do? They all looked like they were shocked for one and someone video taped it. But other than getting security if there were/is any in the school what else could the students have done? Grabbing the boy off the teacher might’ve made the matter worse. IMO they remained calmed and someone mentioned security at the end.

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  11. Un-freakin-believable!!!
    That kid should be in a court room getting a good punishment for his actions and that teacher should be given an award and pay raise for having to deal with it.

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  12. His parents should be in jail too..maybe they will learn the importance of disciplining their kid.
    Smh

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  13. SERIOUSLY? This is just WRONG!!!
    PARENTS are to blame for this. Parents who did NOT successfully, meaningfully, TEACH their own children the BASICS of right and wrong, and RESPECT!

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  14. Kids need to learn a lesson that this shit isnt telorated. Damn, If I was that teacher I would of knocked some fucking sense into that kid.

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  15. Train up a child.
    This is what will continue happening if the youth gets more and more secular.
    Back in the day when everyone knew Jesus, this was unthinkable!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Why didn’t the teacher just dismiss the student rather than “steal” his phone.. In any conflict handling, the teacher escaleted the situation rather han defuse it.. He could just have called security ?! I think they are both equally stupid.. !

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    • Did ya simple ass even read the post?
      1st of all, the teacher didn’t steal the boys phone. He was obviously using it in class and the teacher retrieved it until after class::
      “The principal said students are allowed to use cellphones in class for academic purposes, but staff may take the devices and return them at the end of the day if students use them for other reasons.”
      And how was the teacher going to call security if the boy had him in a body lock? Please READ THE POST and watch the video b4 posting comments that’s gonna piss us off!

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  17. I”M FUCKING SPEECHLESS THIS BOYS MAMA AND HIS DADDY NEED THEY ASSES WHOOPED.
    WHY? BECAUSE HIS BEHAIVOR AND LACK OF RESPECT REFLECT HOW HE THEY RAISED HIS BARABARIC ASS!!!

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  18. I can’t stand DISRESPECFUL kids, DISRESPECTFIL adults either. But this boy has no home training now he locked up SMH 😦 Tracy so looking forward to the show and so glad your back.

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  19. This video is shocking and what’s even more shocking is the teacher did nothing to defend himself but tried to maintain his balance to not go down but he did hit the floor anyways. wow student didn’t care. so sad.

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  20. “Charity begins at home and spread abroad” <—– T.L.B. "Conversations Of A Sistah"

    Yes…yes!!!!

    Awesome show!!

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  21. Aretha sung about it and it should be adhered too and that is R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!!! – T.L.B. Conversations Of A Sistah

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  22. Morning….Tra’s show about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. amongst the youngins starting with adults was OFF THE CHAIN!!!

    Here’s to ya Ceo people Morning 😛

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  23. That new time of 6:30 is making me miss “Conversations Of A Sistah” Live but I always catch the rewind. Good show though.

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    • That new time of 6:30 is making me miss “Conversations Of A Sistah” Live but I always catch the rewind.
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      Yes gurl “thank God” for the rewind!!

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  24. Tracy you said it best in your shows commentary “EDUCATE THEM OR INCARCERATE THEM” plain n simple.

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