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

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    Because throughout history the majority has overwhelmingly discriminated against the minority.
    So history dictates that we give minorities special rights, b/c of people who did bad things to them in a previous century/generation? Why do the majorities of today, have to pay for wrongs, of an entirely deceased generation(s)?

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

    Ok, I read the article, and it looks to me like the school board reversed a policy that said only whites could run one year, and only blacks could run the next year, thus alternating which race would be eligible. The old policy is, IMHO, complete BS. Here is the pertinent part of the article:

    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.
    They dropped the policy, which had more to do with political correctness than racism, and dropping the dumb policy is certainly not racist. Anybody who wants to run can run now, with no obstacles, and no matter if you are black, white, yellow, or even purple with orange polka dots, may the best person win.

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

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    Ok, I read the article, and it looks to me like the school board reversed a policy that said only whites could run one year, and only blacks could run the next year, thus alternating which race would be eligible. The old policy is, IMHO, complete BS. Here is the pertinent part of the article:



    They dropped the policy, which had more to do with political correctness than racism, and dropping the dumb policy is certainly not racist. Anybody who wants to run can run now, with no obstacles, and no matter if you are black, white, yellow, or even purple with orange polka dots, may the best person win.

    I wish people would read the articles before making comments in threads.
    I see it like you do.

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

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    So history dictates that we give minorities special rights, b/c of people who did bad things to them in a previous century/generation? Why do the majorities of today, have to pay for wrongs, of an entirely deceased generation(s)?
    Who said I advocated for special rights? I said protect them from being discriminated against.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post

    They dropped the policy, which had more to do with political correctness than racism, and dropping the dumb policy is certainly not racist. Anybody who wants to run can run now, with no obstacles, and no matter if you are black, white, yellow, or even purple with orange polka dots, may the best person win.

    I wish people would read the articles before making comments in threads.
    I still don't get this. How is basically separating the races politically correct? Seriously, I just don't get it.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

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    Who said I advocated for special rights? I said protect them from being discriminated against.
    I can agree with that. If they are not allowed to attend class, then by all means, protect their right to an education. Otherwise, stop excluding others from school activities because of the color of their skin. The quota system was a dumb decision that hurt all students. Now it has been corrected, and everyone is indeed equal now.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    It was politically correct in that, since some people believed that blacks were unequal, they had to be given special treatment. THAT is racist, and actually hurts black students.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    It was politically correct in that, since some people believed that blacks were unequal, they had to be given special treatment. THAT is racist, and actually hurts black students.
    So their explanation was that black kids couldn't possibly win when running against whites so they separated the elections. Oh okay, I understand it better now. I agree that it is racist, and not only hurts black kids, but all students because it just reinforces a division between the races that they might be learning elsewhere.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

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    Want to show us who said it was?
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

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    Want to show us who said it was?
    This OP was started with the idea that this country is full of racists and that is why no one likes the president, congress, health care, bailouts, job bills, stimulas, etc..... pick your favorite liberal agenda item........................ so, YOU'RE ALL RACISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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