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Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:17:15 pm »
(I know there was another thread like this a year or so ago. Just can't remember where the school was.)

Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian

     PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AR) - A high school southeast of Little Rock would not let a black student be valedictorian though she had the highest grade-point average, and wouldn't let her mom speak to the school board about it until graduation had passed, the graduate claims in Federal Court

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/25/38410.htm
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 07:30:13 pm »
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(I know there was another thread like this a year or so ago. Just can't remember where the school was.)


 
The one last time had the position being rotating...Black one year, White the next, etc.  I believe it had to do with student body president though.

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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 08:48:10 pm »
Quote from: LyricFox;8148
(I know there was another thread like this a year or so ago. Just can't remember where the school was.)

Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian

     PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AR) - A high school southeast of Little Rock would not let a black student be valedictorian though she had the highest grade-point average, and wouldn't let her mom speak to the school board about it until graduation had passed, the graduate claims in Federal Court

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/25/38410.htm

 
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 08:54:03 pm »
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(I know there was another thread like this a year or so ago. Just can't remember where the school was.)

I think that one was on class president.

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AR) - A high school southeast of Little Rock would not let a black student be valedictorian though she had the highest grade-point average, and wouldn't let her mom speak to the school board about it until graduation had passed, the graduate claims in Federal Court

Assuming the claims in the article are basically true, this school district is going to be in a lot of legal hot water.
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 09:28:57 pm »
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(I know there was another thread like this a year or so ago. Just can't remember where the school was.)

Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian

     PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AR) - A high school southeast of Little Rock would not let a black student be valedictorian though she had the highest grade-point average, and wouldn't let her mom speak to the school board about it until graduation had passed, the graduate claims in Federal Court

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/25/38410.htm

 
Different school.  The school last year had an every other year policy for school officers. One school year the President would be Black and VP white; next year it was reversed. Same for some other lower officers. It became an issue when a student who was half white and half black wanted to run. Would be interesting to see in a few years if they have had any black officers.

This one is out right discrimination.

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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 09:30:52 pm »
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I think that one was on class president.



Assuming the claims in the article are basically true, this school district is going to be in a lot of legal hot water.

 
And this school should be in hot water, presuming the family can prove it. Sounds like a free ride in college for the student.

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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 10:12:30 pm »
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The one last time had the position being rotating...Black one year, White the next, etc.  I believe it had to do with student body president though.

 
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 10:18:36 pm »
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THAT was it!

 
That sounds ridiculous.
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 10:22:02 pm »
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That sounds ridiculous.

 
That's probably why I only remembered part of it. :)
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011, 11:34:43 pm »
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That sounds ridiculous.

 

BUt they were actually trying to make sure that blacks got positions on the council, it's just the way they handled it when a mixed race child showed up that really got them in hot water.
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 04:26:46 pm »
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That school district is going to bleed $$$$$ in that lawsuit. As they should.
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 10:02:38 pm »
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That school district is going to bleed $$$$$ in that lawsuit. As they should.

 
I tend to think of Arkansas as being relatively untouched by the loony crap you see in the deep south, then something like this comes up.
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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 06:56:56 am »
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Different school.  The school last year had an every other year policy for school officers. One school year the President would be Black and VP white; next year it was reversed.[...]

This one is out right discrimination.

 
That one of course was discrimination as well - disallowing people from certain positions based on skin color is racist and discriminatory, it's not that complicated.

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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 07:10:53 am »
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That one of course was discrimination as well - disallowing people from certain positions based on skin color is racist and discriminatory, it's not that complicated.

 
That it was. Very likely discriminatory against the white students, but very expensive for the school to fight.

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Re: Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 08:21:16 am »
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That it was. Very likely discriminatory against the white students.

 
Crap - it is discriminatory against all involved.

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