Rosa Parks was called a hero when she refused to leave her seat on the bus.
At least she was allowed on the bus.
Now white kids aint even allowed to get on the bus.
I think we need a white Rosa Parks to get the point across, that PC Racism is simply racism.
An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.
Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist.
Principal Mike Madison is shown at Forsythe in this 2005 file photo.
“In hindsight, this field trip could have been approached and arranged in a better way," Madison wrote. "But as I reflect upon the look of excitement, enthusiasm and energy that I saw in these children’s eyes as they stood in the presence of a renowned African American rocket scientist in a very successful position, it gave the kids an opportunity to see this type of achievement is possible for even them.
“It was not a wasted venture for I know one day they might want to aspire to be the first astronaut or scientist standing on the Planet Mars.
“I also think it’s important that you know that I have talked to the children who did not go on the field trip, and I think they have a better understanding of the purpose of the AA Lunch Bunch now, as I hope you do. I’m sorry if any kids were upset by the field trip or my discussion afterwards with them, and I have let them know that.
“The intent of our field trip was not to segregate or exclude students as has been reported, but rather to address the societal issues, roadblocks and challenges that our African American children will face as they pursue a successful academic education here in our community.”
A handful of parents have complained to district administrators about the trip, the group and Madison. More than a half-dozen parents contacted AnnArbor.com to raise the complaints, but none would agree to talk on the record, citing concerns of reprisals to their children by Madison.
While there’s no clear agreement between the two sides about exactly what happened, most of the controversy centers on a field trip taken last week by the Lunch Bunch for African American boys and girls to hear a black rocket engineer talk.
District spokeswoman Liz Margolis said after the trip was over, those who went returned to their fifth-grade class and were greeted by boos by those who didn’t go on the trip. Margolis said Madison, who is black, heard the boos, and went to talk to the class. She said he and the class had a “discussion” about race issues.
“He wasn’t yelling at them. He was very passionate about it,” Margolis said.
Parents have complained he was yelling at the class and belittled a Muslim girl who said she also had experienced racism and discrimination.
The program itself began earlier this year after the school received its latest achievement results. Margolis said the Lunch Bunch came from the school’s School Improvement Team and is tied to that team’s goals. She said several other schools in the district have similar programs targeting specific subgroups of students who are at risk.
According to meeting minutes, Madison introduced the club to the PTO in February as part of the school and district’s equity work.
Parent Vicki Haviland, who is white and has three children at Dicken, said she is supportive of the overall program. Haviland is the secretary of the Dicken PTO and has filed papers for the open school board seat.
“I think the African-American Lunch Bunch is totally in line with the district’s equity work,” she said. “I think the field trip was a fine idea.”
She said she hopes the school and the district would “do a better job in talking about (race in education). Clearly there are people who don’t feel heard about it.”
Saturday, 8 May 2010
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The Americans need to dump Obama and elect Ron Paul
sounds like racial empowerment to me. selecting one group to experience knowledge, knowledge is power, and excluding the whites from the learning experience.
surely the white kids must've felt inferior, punished for being white and not placed on a special pedestal and given extra privileges.
The school even called this the African American lunch bunch, segregating themselves away from the "others".
And "they" were upset that the whites booed the returning "others".
What a sick way to raise kids.
Cultural Marxism. 2081
Interesting Comments on UK Column Forum, some suggesting even BNP is a steam valve like UKIP, and criticizing BNP censorship policy, which I put down to common sense, sure it would be far better to have an uncensored board but that would simply invite trouble from trolls stirring up trouble, and ammunition to have the BNP website closed down.
We all know it's censored and until free speech is restored and Political correctness, hate crime, thought crime thrown out, I agree it has to be censored, otherwise all the lefties would have to do is start making offensive and intimdatory remarks on the BNP website, then reporting them.
One if the things that led me to the BNP website was they were the only one that would allow me to publish crime reports by minorities from sites like http://iamanenglishman.com
When I tried in the newspapers, and especially on the political websites the post would disappear, and still do.
Try posting the Rogues Gallery on Labour's main website, see how long it lasts.
In that sense, the comment on UKColumn is wrong, all political websites censor their comments, notjust the BNP.
The BNP to prevent giving the enemy ammunition, the other Political websites to keep the British people in the dark.
In that sense, in my opinion, the comment is misleading and wrong.
All political websites today, censor, they shouldnt have to, and in the Britain of old wouldnt have had to.
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