San Dimas High School substitute teacher James Willard should be banned from teaching his theory that blacks and Latinos can be compared to dogs. And Bonita Unified School District officials and administrators who defend such teachings should be run out of town.
The white majority in communities where these kind of incidents usually occur see no harm intended. But let a black, Jewish or Latino teacher put forth a theory that casts the majority white population in a disparaging light, and that teacher is castigated by parents and school officials.
Calling anyone a dog, no matter what the race, is cause for almost certain confrontation. Though we love the critters for their protection and companionship, we do not relish the thought of being likened to them.
I do not have any hard data supporting my contention that such incidents are increasing, but I think they are. And, in each instance, the white majority says they are a poor choice of words or are not in good taste.