An Iowa mother is fired up after it was brought to her attention that a teacher made her son refer to him as “master.

Roosevelt High School student Jabre White, 17, told The Des Moines Register the way his teacher, Shawn McCurtain, had told the class to head downstairs for a final exam.

Jabre then told the teacher, “Yes, sir”.

“You meant to say, ‘Yes, sir, master,’” McCurtain allegedly replied.

Jabre’s mother, Nicholle White, told the paper that her son didn’t have the best reply.

“Who the f*ck are you talking to?” Jabre White reportedly told McCurtain. “You’re nobody’s master, and this is not the slave days.”

After contacting the school, White wasn’t told what actions would be taken against the teacher, so she went to the media.

“I have tried to be humble [with school officials],” she said. “But I also feel I need to express as a mother, and as a black woman, how I feel.”

According to the school, because of state laws they’re prevented from disclosing personnel matters and disciplinary actions. They did say the teacher was “remorseful”.  White also pointed out that McCurtain called her to apologize, and said that he meant the remarks as a joke. However, she said that his apology had not sounded sincere.

School board spokesperson Phil Roeder advised  White that she could file a complaint if she wanted to pursue the case, but results would take time.

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  • Tonididitonem

    I had a karate teacher once or was it judo…..anyways he kept trying to force me to call him master, said it was the appropriate title for a judo master but he never tried to force it on anyone else. Then he would ask me why I didn’t want to call him master and why black people always had a problem with calling him master. I just replied “everyone uses first names here, why can’t you do the same” you’re not about to race bait me and goad me into coming off as an angry black woman stereotype buddy. Nope no sir.

    • Objection

      It sounds like your Karate or Judo instructor did not know what he was talking about. The proper term for the instructor is Sensei. It’s Japanese which means “person born before another”. The title is given to an instructor who has achieved a certain level of mastery in martial arts. It’s not used to disrespect the student.

  • Terry DeCarlo

    Definition of MASTER

    1 a (1) : a male teacher

    The very first definition of “master” in Merriam-Websters Dictionary.

    Google it you crazy over-reacting fools. ♥ ♥ •.•´¯`¸.•.•´¯`•.•

    • Mali Lawrence

      what are you gaining from commenting that and calling people fools. You are just being rude

    • Terry DeCarlo

      Just trying to keep the peace. Not a single article out of hundreds (thousands?) mention that “a male teacher” is a definition of master because they (the liberal media) are biased against whites and LOVE race baiting and getting African Americans riled up. Peace.

    • Alexander Phonypersona Dickens

      Are you kidding me? When in school did you ever call your teacher “master?”