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CRedskinsRule 08-27-2010 03:42 PM

Outrageous School Policy
 
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[url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38880820/ns/us_news-life/]Miss. school reverses race-based rules for student elections - U.S. news - Life - Race & ethnicity - msnbc.com[/url]

This policy has supposedly been overturned but this mom's statement sums up my feelings:

“I have always taught my children not to see race,” Springer told Richardson. “This is so disgusting to me.”

Mattyk 08-27-2010 03:45 PM

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Seems pretty black and white to me.

SmootSmack 08-27-2010 05:00 PM

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Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!...oh wait, wrong Springer

Lotus 08-27-2010 06:48 PM

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I'm so proud of the state where I live. Always on the progressive edge of race relations.

saden1 08-27-2010 06:49 PM

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ABC has a different [URL="http://abcnews.go.com/US/miss-middle-school-bars-black-students-running-class/story?id=11498343"]story up[/URL].

In any case we shouldn't have shit like this going on in this day and age. :doh:

724Skinsfan 08-27-2010 09:05 PM

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Wow... stories like this just dump a cold bucket of reality on your perception of where we're at as a nation. I can understand the individual racist. Stupid people exist in this world. But an entire community that actually believes this is "okay"? Wow!

FRPLG 08-27-2010 09:26 PM

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did everyone read the story? it doesn't sound like racism, it sounds like stupidity.

FRPLG 08-27-2010 09:30 PM

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[quote=saden1;724688]ABC has a different [URL="http://abcnews.go.com/US/miss-middle-school-bars-black-students-running-class/story?id=11498343"]story up[/URL].

In any case we shouldn't have shit like this going on in this day and age. :doh:[/quote]

ABC seems to not have all the facts. according to the first story:
[quote]In alternating years, the positions would be reversed so blacks could run for president and whites could hold other positions, district officials said.[/quote]

CRedskinsRule 08-27-2010 10:11 PM

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[quote=FRPLG;724842]did everyone read the story? it doesn't sound like racism, it sounds like stupidity.[/quote]

:confused: sorry, but apportioning positions based initially on race seems pretty much to be by definition racism, and something that has no excuse or validity in this country today. If it is stupidity then it is stupidity by choice and still not excusable or acceptable by any standard of this country.

Lotus 08-27-2010 10:29 PM

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[quote=FRPLG;724842]did everyone read the story? it doesn't sound like racism, it sounds like stupidity.[/quote]

[quote=CRedskinsRule;724883]:confused: sorry, but apportioning positions based initially on race seems pretty much to be by definition racism, and something that has no excuse or validity in this country today. If it is stupidity then it is stupidity by choice and still not excusable or acceptable by any standard of this country.[/quote]

I think it is a bit of both racism and stupidity. Racism incites such policies; stupidity keeps such policies on the books until 2010. It's just another example where Mississippi is 20-30 years behind the rest of the country. I hear that there is this cool new invention called "the wheel" and I'm hoping that we get it soon.

FRPLG 08-27-2010 11:35 PM

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Based on the first article it seems like an an honest case of dumbness. Basically a vestige of the past. Coming from what was obviously a very caustic racist area the policy was developed in good faith and became the way of life. It sounds like administrators both black and white didn't much care about the policy since it apparently was a rotating deal. Only when someone (rightfully) said that it was stupid considering the strides that have been made did they change. I just don't see it being racist as much as lazy dubmness. Fortunately it was changed. Unfortunately no one stood up and made a stink about it 25 years ago when the policy should have been disgarded for lack of need.

KLHJ2 08-28-2010 12:00 AM

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UHM those prescedents were set into place to promote diversity in the school government over 30 years ago. What is getting overlooked is the original intent of the rule to allow a multitude of races to run for office. Is it scary that a 30 year old rule is still in place...maybe? Should that rule have been looked at a couple of decades ago? Sure, but this is nothing more than a case of oversight.

There are many [URL="http://www.bitoffun.com/stupid_laws.htm"]Laws[/URL] in our country that don't make any freakin sense. To expect a public school system to be immune from this type of oversight is just simply unrealistic.


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