From The Many Shades of Love
By now I'm sure all of you have seen this. If not you will be just as shocked as I was when I first saw it on the news. You ARE reading the dates correctly....it does say 2010-2011 not 1910-1911! Shocking is an understatement! Even as I write this and look at it, I think, this can't be possible, it just can't! Race based elections at a school in 2010!!!?????
Here it is in a nutshell:
As seen on MSNBC:
Following an uproar over a policy it said was designed 30 years ago to achieve racial equality, 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.
The rules were made over 30 years ago to make the school elections "fair." "Cough, cough!" However, when I looked at my calendar this morning it was 2010...I thought we had learned from the hate of the past and moved at least slightly forward? Well, in Nettleton Mississippi this is clearly not the case! What "sane" adults, in what "educational" system, thought this was okay!? We wonder why racism continues.....well in Nettleton it's being "taught" in the schools! How can anyone justify that this was set up to make things fair? More so, how can anyone in 2010 justify this still being in print and in place today!? There is no explaining it away, there is no excuse. This would be like leaving a whites only sign on a water fountain and not removing it in 2010. I am dumbfounded that any school in this country of ours allowed this to continue. Dumbfounded!
While we're at it.....are there only black and white children at this school? What about everyone else? The stupidity just keeps growing! The more I type, the more blown away I become. Who printed this? Who passed it out? Who allowed it? All these people were okay with this? Really?! REALLY!? Each and every adult that had a hand in the process of allowing this old, outdated, racist, foolish, policy to continue, need to go and take multiple hours of diversity classes. In fact diversity classes should be mandatory for these so called "Educators!" Mandatory!!!