Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack a Victim of His School’s Racist Teaching?

Selwyn Duke, American Thinker, March 7, 2012

The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question.  “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively.  “You’re not our race.”

This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie.  According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month.  Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.

As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black teens doused him with gasoline and set him alight, saying, “This is what you deserve.  You get what you deserve, white boy.”  Not surprisingly, Coon has pulled her son out of East High and, concerned about further racial violence, intends to leave the K.C. area.

While this crime is making headlines, Coon states that it was merely the horrible culmination of continual racial harassment her son had to endure at East High.  Moreover, after conducting an investigation that included extensive interviews with parents and students, I’ve learned that Coon’s son is not alone.  Other white students also report a pattern of racial harassment at the high school at the hands of their peers—and, shockingly, their teachers.

Two of these victims were the twin 14-year-old daughters (first names withheld upon request) of Karin Wildeisen.  Ever since their family relocated from Texas, they had endured racial animosity in the Kansas City school system and inappropriate behavior by staff, which included teachers laughing while boys humiliatingly manhandled the girls and a teacher slapping one of them on the backside.  But there was far worse to come.

The twins started coming home and talking about the goings-on in an advanced-English class taught by a teacher Wildeisen identifies as Ms. Veda Monday.  Wildeisen said that her daughters told her, “There are four white kids in the class; they are being targeted racially.”  They said that Monday, who is black, was feeding the class racial material, about which Wildeisen notes, “She’s teaching advanced English; she has no reason to be teaching civil rights.”

But then there was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  One day, Monday allegedly showed an explicit film involving portrayals of whites lynching blacks and then, reports ex-Texan Wildeisen, “in front of the class attacked my daughters, telling them that ‘everybody from Texas is ignorant rednecks’“ and that all white people were “responsible for Jasper because [their] skin is white.”  This reference is to an atrocity in Jasper, TX, in which three white men murdered a black man in 1998.


The end result of this is that Wildeisen, like Melissa Coon, decided to pull her children out of East High. {snip}

Another white victim is 15-year-old Ashley Miller, whose family had moved to K.C., MO, from Kansas.  Subject to racial harassment, she was called names such as “white b****.”  She also actually shared a class with Allen Coon, and as the only two white students in the room, they became the target of sexual comments. {snip}

Yet even putting the brutal fire attack aside, Melissa Coon’s young boy by far got the worst of it.  The tow-headed Allen looks like “the classic all-American white boy,” says his mother, and “after the first week [of school] he was nothing but racially harassed.”  She says that “he was called every racial slur you can imagine,” such as “honkey,” “cracker,” “whitey,” and “guero” (a Spanish slang term for whites that can be used in a derogatory way).  He was, she reports, pushed into lockers and was jumped in the bathroom.  And even before the recent attack, he was sometimes menaced by groups that would follow him part of the way home.

Even more damning, though, is that multiple educators were complicit in the harassment.  Mrs. Coon related an incident in which a teacher she identifies as Ms. Carla Kinder called Allen “Casper” and then “got all the students to get involved.” {snip}


And this brings us to the fire attack of last week.  How is it that two teenagers would douse an innocent boy they don’t even know with gasoline and set him alight?  Karin Wildeisen has a theory.  Referring to Ms. Monday’s “English” class, she told me, “I think that the two boys who did this are going to be found in that teacher’s class—or somewhere thereabouts.”


And Indifference 101 seems to be a course offering at East High, too.  Melissa Coon had been complaining to the school’s administration about her son’s harassment repeatedly—only to be ignored and stonewalled—repeatedly.  At one point an administrator told her that her son could have a transfer only to another district school but said that Allen would have “more problems there” and that he should stay at more “racially diverse” East High (which has no more than 20 white students). {snip}


As for young Allen, he had the presence of mind during the attack to pull his shirt up over his head and smother the flames.  The damage was thus limited to mostly first-degree burns, with his nose suffering second-degree and the possibility of scarring at the top of his lip.  {snip}


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  • Hirschibold

    This kind of story (which is not an isolated incident) kind of makes the arguments over  racial disparities in testing moot. If black students are going to set white students on fire, does it really matter whether they have IQs of 80 or 135? Intelligence and common decency are not the same thing. And besides, these black students clearly possess neither.

  • No one will call this a hate crime and no one is likely to refer to the teacher’s comments as hate speech.
    Whites are simply not safe in places where they are a minority. Blacks and other ethnic groups know full well that they are protected by hate crime laws that do not apply to us. Little wonder though that these incidents occur because both blacks and Hispanics are taught to hate whites from an early age.
    It doesn’t take a lot for those attitudes to equate into an open season mentallity 

  • libertarian4339

     “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.”

    The media, the police and the judicial system will stand by and do nothing, thinking themselves morally superior for not being “racist” by calling these incidents for what they are which is blatant anti-white hatred, promoted by adults throughout the entire black community nationwide. Even the big names in the talk world ignore the problem, because they’re afraid of being attacked.

    We have one alternative….the ONLY alternative….and that is giving the highest priority to forming our own civil defense groups and becoming armed to the teeth.

    There’s really no other choice.

    • Detroit_WASP

      I’m already armed to the teeth…aren’t you?

  • Jesus dude I think Im going to throw up, this is beyond Sickening………..If there is A God in heaven may he forgive me for what I am thinking right now….

  • The twins started coming home and talking about the goings-on in an
    advanced-English class taught by a teacher Wildeisen identifies as Ms.
    Veda Monday.  Wildeisen said that her daughters told her, “There are
    four white kids in the class; they are being targeted racially.”  They
    said that Monday, who is black, was feeding the class racial material,
    about which Wildeisen notes, “She’s teaching advanced English; she has
    no reason to be teaching civil rights.”

    That’s an example of course title inflation.  It was “Advanced English” in theory, civil rights agitation in reality.

    I’ll say it again.  The State of Missouri dumped billions on this school district on the order of a Federal judge, to give it model UN theaters and olympic swimming pools, to make it attractive to whites.  That, and the KCPS in general, is such a failure, that there is serious talk of dissolving the KCPS and dividing its territory and its low IQ black students among the suburban white flight districts of Jackson County.

  • And I am sure Eric Holders Justice Department will immediately launch an investigation, sure.

  • bubo

    The leftists have so thoroughly dominated American society the last 50 or so years that even when informed of incidents like this, which are repeated daily across this country, I bet 95 percent of white people would  call you a racist bigot if you suggest that segregation was necessary and needs to be reinstated for the safety of white students.  It’s incredibly depressing.


  • “Knockout king in Sewagelu necklacing in kansadishu city another #I70series”

    That’s what someone I follow on Twitter tweeted tonight.  I think my state needs a new motto:

  • Since there isn’t an AmRen forum, I guess I’ll post this in this violent crime news article’s comments section….

    A federal judge declared Maryland’s requirement of a showing of “good and substantial reason” for getting a concealed weapons permit UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! Thus, if you have a clean background, MD will now HAVE to issue you a CCW permit (“Shall Issue”).

    If someone you care about lives in Maryland (esp Baltimore), let them know about this major change.


  • Jay11,

    Thanks for your updates from the “urban” Education experience.  There are many teachers and students who have also experience “urban” education. I attended a Northern City with a public school system, that was falling apart.

    Remember “Rethinking Schools” and Bob Peterson?  Well that whole movement was basically the last throes of our confusion over the issue of chronic Black underachievement.    There was something to the idea of “Rethinking Schools”, but the problem was that it was done from a leftist perspective.

    Don’t you think at this point that we disenchanted urban educators could actually start talking improvement to the condition?  Without the impediments of “equality of all races”?

    I am a graduate of urban education, and here is what I believe:
     Diversity helped me to understand Blacks.  It wasn’t all bad, we truly do have an understanding of “other cultures”.

    1. “There are fewer smart Blacks than smart Whites.”   (It stays positive, and can bring up  among sympathetic Blacks. )

    2.  “Black men mature to manhood sooner, so they need to learn technical trades.”  (It compliments Blacks men, and gives a solution.  Hustle for the cash with electrician jobs)

    3. “We are speaking only about averages here, not to individuals.   However, we do have to take group characteristics into consideration to best serve the group. As a group, Blacks have different education issues.”

    4.  ” I don’t care if the root of the problem is Black genes, or Black culture resulting from lack of opportunity.  The issue is, there is a problem with Black culture.”

    5.  “Black is an ethnic group, not a race.  We can discuss issues with the Black ethnicity.”  

     6.”Do Black people have advantages?  Such as a good singing voices?  Natural athletic talent?  A strong self-assertive personality?    Then must they not have disadvantages too?  What can we do to understand those disadvantages and counter them?”

    Granted, any of these statements will still get you fired in today’s PC regime. 
    These are for an organization to speak on behalf of true Black advancement.  I acknowledge the imperfection of human nature and condition, and do not hope to change the problems of Black people.  But eventually, we need to do something.  Otherwise, once again, hordes of PC, naive suburbanites will descend on the schools, and never fix a thing.

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem.

    The problem is that we pretend not to understand THE CARS.

  • redfeathers

    Three years ago you were “sitting in the black of a classroom”!!!

  • redfeathers

    Obviously, the billions of white tax dollars extorted by the Feds haven’t done a thing about the racial IQ/intelligence gap.  The problem might have been that not enough white kids were sitting next to black kids!  Isn’t that basically what Brown said?  That, and the black and white doll nonsense.

  • JohnEngelman

    Newspapers like to run stories about how blacks were harassed during and prior to the civil rights movement. They seldom run stories about how whites are harassed now, in areas where blacks are in the majority. 

  • KenelmDigby

    ” ‘Guero’ – a Spanish slang term for whites used in derogatory way.”

    Well, sorry the Spanish, the real Spanish ARE Whites and have been Whites since the dawn of time. How dare any non-white population to appropriate the nationality ‘Spanish’ for themselves?

  • KenelmDigby

    I remember when people used to call the old Soviet Union the ‘evil empire’, not least because of  the way the state attempted to indoctrinate the population at every possible turn, not least in the education system.
     After reading this story, one thinks that the modern USA is the real ‘evil empire’ and the wrong nation was destroyed.

    • White Death

      Convergence. They became more capitalist. We became more communist.

      • Gee whiz..what is the commonality between US and the USSR? Of course,its a certain ethnic group. Both nations have lots of Irish.

  • JackKrak

    I know it can be tiring to hear the “What if it were the other way around?” commentary all the time, but I can’t resist.

    If this WERE the other way around, it would be the ONLY subject on every show from The View to Good Morning America and everywhere in between. A National Guardsman would be standing in every classroom in Kansas City. Obama would have already appointed a special task force to parachute into K.C. and take over control of the school system. The mayor of K.C. and the governor of Missouri would have held a press conference to talk about what they were going to do about and answer pointed questions from a hostile press about how they could have let this happen under their noses. Shaprton, Jackson and the usual suspects would have already set up command centers on the steps of the courthouse. CNN and MSNBC would have nightly “What’s Wrong With America?” town hall type shows where blacks could condemn and whites could repent and apologize.

    This is not exaggeration for comic effect, this is fact……

  • White Death

    BRA dedicates this holy fire of righteous Kenyan revenge to some of those who made it possible; Eric Holder, Tim Wise and Bill Ayers in particular. Thank you.

  • usapatriot1776

    The global bankers fund both communism and corporatism. They like both, because both are about centralization and consolidation of power – which they ultimately pull the strings.

    A free America however is in the way of creating a global government. So our country, which is still controlled by free whites, must be taken from us. This is what this is all about: getting free whites to surrender their country.

    Once the globalists have it, they will hardly allow blacks to really be in charge. But living under a global dictator will be terrible for all of us.

  • Mutant_Swarm

    Llibertarian4339’s point is valid, but for starters, do not discuss anything even remotely illegal on the Internet; it is not secure. We should all know better than that by now. Go face to face with people you have known for years, and don’t write anything down.

    But as for the vast power of the mighty federal law enforcement, here are just a few of the groups they haven’t been able to put out of business:

    Outlaw motorcycle clubs, foreign terrorist groups, drug smuggling operations, industrial espionage agents, human traffickers, identity thieves…I could go on, but you get the point. Oh sure, they pick off stragglers from time to time, but they get replaced, and the organization continues.

  • And the amazing thing is they do this right under the noses of the JEWS, who harbor NO ill feelings toward us and want ONLY to help us and they love us and really really respect Christianity. We’ve got to reach out to the Jews and alert them to this anti-white holocaust. The Jews stick up for the underdog!! The Jews say,”The story must be told!!”  When they find out how these liberals and minorities are treating us,Oh Boy!! are they gonna  be mad!!

  • George,

    This letter was regarding what an interest organization can say in todays PC climate to encourage the better treatment of blacks in schools.   By that, I mean stronger discipline, more structure, and more practical training.

    Yes, my ideas are outside of what is being discussed in race realist sites.  I am a race realist who is looking for solution, not just whining like most.  

    It was important to expose the problem of Blacks, but we need to decide how to react.   The Blacks are here to stay, and so we need to learn how to deal with them. Fleeing to the suburbs is one option, but that is not for everyone.

    Instead of spending out time whining on forums about Blacks, why don’t we actually propose more “solutions?”  And no, I am not talking about the loony “Back to Africa” ideas that are being proposed.  That is clearly in the dangerous category, with potential for great abuse.   That idea would only give Blacks reason to declare open race war, which you do not want.  

    So what is the solution to the issue of Black discontent in America?

    Republican ideals.  Hard work, family values, protected culture, and a strong community.    

    We need to turn Black people Republican.  Let’s start there, then see how they do. 

    The race hustlers, Jesse Jackson, Charles Rangel, Al Sharpton et all:  they need to go.   All these men do is establish mob mentality in Blacks, and make them feel persecuted, and therefore justified in failure.  They make Black men think they are weak and vulnerable, a self-fulfilling prophecy.  If you tell people they are subject only to outside forces, they will believe it.  They will lose their will, the strength that comes from inside them.  Democrats have helped Blacks in some ways, but in others they have failed them.  And the failures have been great.   Turn the Blacks Republican.  

    This solution is imperfect, just as every one is.  Of course the Black people will have endemic problems.  Don’t think conservative pundits like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh aren’t aware of this:  you are NOT the first to be a race realist.
    It’s been done before.   Men like look for solutions, boys whine.  

    The Democrat Party, rule by the mob, has made the issues of the Black community great.  The Democrats treat Blacks as a Marxist “group”, preventing the smart and strong rising on individual merit.  

    Do you want to see Black people made more peaceful and productive citizens?

    That is what we need to work towards.   Black Republicans.  

  • occa0577

    I would like to see a daily news report focusing on black (and brown) on white crime. I would like to see the same intensity and follow-up that the mainstream media uses to degrade whites. The only difference is that it would use only facts…unlike the MSM who commonly broadcasts lies, exagerations and out-of-context details. This is a perfect time for such a media outlet. Most people turn to the internet for news, as they hundreds of thousands of people cancel their rip-off, anti-white cable TV service. 

    A race realist internet news outlet would be a perfect replacement for Foxnews. Foxnews has nothing to do with our cause. Fox claims to be on our side, but they mostly ignore us. You would never find stories about blacks lighting white children on fire on Fox. They are too busy promoting stories about Mitt Romney, and bad hair days of the celebrities. It’s high time we create a media outlet that serves our interests (our genocide). Media blogs are no longer enough.

  • Julian Curtis Lee

    Setting people on fire seems a popular thing in Africa.

  • occa0577

    Clint Eastwood ,Arnold Schwarznenggar, Chuck Norris are still alive and active. Eastwood recently made courageous, race-realist movie called “Gran Tornino”. Schwarzeneggar was recently the governor or CA for many years…they are not gone yet. Stallone?? Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Patton and Pershing were military/war heros. You can’t compare them to make-believe exploits of actors. John Wayne actually war high-heels (lifts) to appear taller in film, and a girdle. He is not Patton. I don’t mean any disrespect. I see your point that whites do need more heros. We actually have them but they are blacked out and desecrated by the media.

    Solution: boycott the mainstream media. Boycott those who hate you. You want a strong white male role model? How about Jared Taylor?