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

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

    To be honest, the title of the article is extremely misrepresenting. The article itself said that the school would only allow candidates of certain races to run for student elections in order to force minority representation. This policy is racist against everyone, not just black kids. The kids in this story were also mixed, and for all we know they might not have been able to run because this year it was the black kids' turn to be elected. It seems as if the author wants to dishonestly shape our opinions through a misleading title and an emphasis on black children.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    It seems that the policy, which dates back decades, is being overturned...

    From the first paragraph of the article linked in the OP

    a school district board in a Mississippi town on Friday scrapped a system of student elections where race determined whether a candidate could run for some class positions, including president.
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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
    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.
    You and at least one other beat me to this... I read the article and the OP and made my comment on this (in the same line as yours) before reading the thread...
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    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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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    It's a shame that it took national attention to get this policy ousted. Surprising! But all's right with the world, since it's now been rescinded.

    "It is the belief of the current administration that these procedures were implemented to help ensure minority representation and involvement in the student body," the statement said. "It is our hope and desire that these practices and procedures are no longer needed."
    The practice was abolished when hit with a bright light, as it should have been. I can see why it was established thirty years ago. And, actually? I think it speaks to whites' tolerance that it lasted this long.
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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 article doesnt appear to have anything to do with racism. It has everything to do with what happens in a school when administrators begin social engineering and experimentation. School administrators and community leaders have been doing this kind of crap since the 70s and the bussing programs. It appears they are mandating skin color as a criteria (and of course they posted the election criteria for the 'white' years, even though the article states there are 'black' years). This kind of nonsense has to stop.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not really. But it was cited as "proof" of a type of racism which simply isn't present in what the story was about.
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    Re: Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school

    This policy isn't "racist" against anyone; it is a well-intentioned policy that was probably almost unthinkably progressive thirty years ago when it was conceived: basically, in order to effect racial equality in student government, blacks and whites were forced to take turns filling different student government positions.
    The community has now moved beyond the need for such a policy, apparently, and it's right that it be done away with at this time.
    But it's stupid to claim it wasn't needed or useful thirty years ago, in the recently-segregated South, or that it's "racist".


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