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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Gosh, let's look at the very next line, which you conveniently and dishonestly left out:



    You "own" your dishonesty, even if you won't own UP to it.
    it is not jim crow, you insist, it may instead be quotas, which are ... "not what you're trying to portray it as -- something against blacks and only blacks. "


    never mind that in NO instance is a black eligible to run for, much less be elected to, the office of class president

    why would anyone assume that outcome would be something against blacks ... in mississippi

    how very "honest" of you to refuse to recognize that bias against the black students ... only because of their race. if that is what you deem as "honesty" i want no part of it
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it is not jim crow, you insist, it may instead be quotas, which are ... "not what you're trying to portray it as -- something against blacks and only blacks. "


    never mind that in NO instance is a black eligible to run for, much less be elected to, the office of class president

    why would anyone assume that outcome would be something against blacks ... in mississippi

    how very "honest" of you to refuse to recognize that bias against the black students ... only because of their race. if that is what you deem as "honesty" i want no part of it
    And no white person is allowed to run for some of the other offices. I wonder if they consider asians, latinos, native americans, middle eastern, etc "white" or "black" for the purposes of student council and homecoming? Appears they're not allowed to hold any office or run for homecoming queen/king.

    So yeah, not just one type of discrimination going on, but rather multiple.

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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it is not jim crow, you insist, it may instead be quotas, which are ... "not what you're trying to portray it as -- something against blacks and only blacks. "


    never mind that in NO instance is a black eligible to run for, much less be elected to, the office of class president

    why would anyone assume that outcome would be something against blacks ... in mississippi

    how very "honest" of you to refuse to recognize that bias against the black students ... only because of their race. if that is what you deem as "honesty" i want no part of it
    You are simply piling on with the dishonesty. Riv pointed out how.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    This was a real important piece of the article you left out, that pretty much explains, WHY THIS IS NOT EVEN A NEWS ISSUE.

    From the article:

    "...According to the district's statement, reported by WTVA, the practice had been in use for more than 30 years with whites and blacks rotating among offices annually..."
    Where is the racism? It sounds to me like this district is giving both whites and blacks mandatory positions within the school. But since Little Betty Crocker can't do it this year, she has to throw a temper tantrum and her mommy, who obviously spoils her brat child and can't tell her no, runs off at the mouth about nothing b/c she has nothing better to do with her time but to get all enraged over nothing.

    Racism? Nope. Stupid, dumb policy? Yeah.

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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    This was a real important piece of the article you left out, that pretty much explains, WHY THIS IS NOT EVEN A NEWS ISSUE.

    From the article:



    Where is the racism? It sounds to me like this district is giving both whites and blacks mandatory positions within the school. But since Little Betty Crocker can't do it this year, she has to throw a temper tantrum and her mommy, who obviously spoils her brat child and can't tell her no, runs off at the mouth about nothing b/c she has nothing better to do with her time but to get all enraged over nothing.

    Racism? Nope. Stupid, dumb policy? Yeah.
    Um, why should race have a factor in it at all? Yes it's racism, against just about every race it seems. It's horrible and wrong, and the policy should be removed.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    You really should have read all of your OP before inserting foot.

    According to a memo sent home with students last week, African-American students could not run for class president in Nettleton Middle School this school year. However, the board voted at an emergency session Friday to drop that policy, according to Craig Ford, a reporter with the NBC News affiliate WTVA, who attended the meeting.

    According to the district's statement, the practice had been in use for more than 30 years with whites and blacks rotating among offices annually.
    It was an "Affirmative Action" policy...... now it will be just who is most popular that can run and win. Good job that the "Affirmative Action" policy will be tossed.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

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    Um, why should race have a factor in it at all? Yes it's racism, against just about every race it seems. It's horrible and wrong, and the policy should be removed.
    Race shouldn't be a factor, I agree. But it wasn't racist. They were just alternating each year who could or couldn't be whatever position the school had. You can't call it racist, when they are including everybody at some point in the process, even if it is an annual policy. Is it stupid? Sure it is, its affirmative action run amok. Its a policy that has been going strong since 1980.

    I don't see it being racist though. Its forced affirmative action and quesi-equality if its anything.

    Why not just let them pick and choose like any other school? Who knows. It was a policy that got overturned.

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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    Race shouldn't be a factor, I agree. But it wasn't racist. They were just alternating each year who could or couldn't be whatever position the school had. You can't call it racist, when they are including everybody at some point in the process, even if it is an annual policy. Is it stupid? Sure it is, its affirmative action run amok. Its a policy that has been going strong since 1980.

    I don't see it being racist though. Its forced affirmative action and quesi-equality if its anything.

    Why not just let them pick and choose like any other school? Who knows. It was a policy that got overturned.
    The old policy was racist..... one year it was racist against Blacks, the next year it was racist against whites. (yes, things can be racist against whites...... one only has to look as far as the current "Affirmative Action" laws to see it)
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    Race shouldn't be a factor, I agree. But it wasn't racist. They were just alternating each year who could or couldn't be whatever position the school had. You can't call it racist, when they are including everybody at some point in the process, even if it is an annual policy. Is it stupid? Sure it is, its affirmative action run amok. Its a policy that has been going strong since 1980.

    I don't see it being racist though. Its forced affirmative action and quesi-equality if its anything.

    Why not just let them pick and choose like any other school? Who knows. It was a policy that got overturned.
    It is racist because they are rotating the available positions between the races. It's racist to everybody.
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