Friday, August 27, 2010

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

Mother moves her family after learning about segregation in class elections

It’s hard to believe such blatant racism is tolerated today, but as this article points out, it’s just the way things are in Nettleton Middle School in Nettleton, Miss. The fact of the matter is racism is rampant in America today, and to prove my point look at Glenn Beck’s plans for this weekend (see Post below). 

1 comment:

Jendocino said...

This article was posted all over facebook by many of my teacher friends. It's outrageous, but, sadly, unsurprising. Many high schools in this country still have segregated proms. You heard me. And when I taught at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the fraternities and sororities there still celebrated "Plantation Days," complete with students on parade in blackface. Truly horrible. And until more of us speak out against this behavior, it will continue. So thank you for speaking out, and thank you for the post!

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