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I B Freeman
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government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
Does anyone really care if a government school discriminates? Will discrimination laws have any impact on a government school board? The taxpayers will pay their fines and defense cost. No one will lose their job or their personal wealth.

I guarantee you if such discrimination occurred at a charter school it would be sued into bankruptcy.

The kid will not be allowed to graduate and is the valedictorian at his school. He could not graduate because of facial hair yet white kids in the district graduated with beards. The NAACP is screaming and rightfully so.

How could the wonderful government schools JBE supports to no end do such things to this family?

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Midget Death Squad
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
And this is JBE's backyard. That Tangi, bra!


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chalmetteowl
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
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He could not graduate because of facial hair yet white kids in the district graduated with beards.


what a bunch of racists... what is the makeup of their school board?


gthog61
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
Revlon with some maybelline


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4LSU2
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
It is my understanding that the no facial hair rule was broadcast to all parties in April and this particular student was the only one that refused to remove his facial hair. Therefore, he was not allowed to walk in the ceremony. He still gets his high school diploma and transcript. He made the decision not to follow the rules, so I don't understand the outcry here. If the student was any other color than black, this issue would not exist. I see this is a publicity stunt and both sides are digging in their heels.

I do think the rule is absolutely absurd for a public school system, but rules are rules. I'm sure it was also a rule to wear clothing under each graduate's gown. They would not let a naked student donning only a cap and gown walk in the ceremony.



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spslayto
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
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The kid will not be allowed to graduate and is the valedictorian at his school.


Just because you don't walk because you refuse to follow the rules doesn't mean you don't graduate. He still graduated.


chalmetteowl
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Just because you don't walk because you refuse to follow the rules doesn't mean you don't graduate. He still graduated.


it was still in a lesser way than all the other students still...


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I B Freeman
Member since Oct 2009
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
Was the rule "black kids can't have facial hair but white ones can?"

Why was he allowed to attend school with facial hair but not walk?

If they had a policy of no facial hair and enforced it all the time on all the students it would be one thing but they simply seem to want to fight in Tangipahoa when it comes to the school board.

Taxpayers have been funding stupid fights there for decades.

The color of kakhi, finger scanning is the mark of the beast, pizza buying preachers, riding horses to school, a 40 year old discrimination suit, hiring a coach that couldn't read and write, on and on.

Anybody that prefers government schools over school choice should examine the absolutely stupid things the Tangipahoa Parish Schools Board deals with.

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Lakeboy7
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
I agree with you IB that kid got screwed, maybe he should call a lawyer?


notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
bullshite!
Follow the policy or fight to change the policy, but don't pull the racism card over something like this.
I'm pretty sure a good number of black kids were good to go because the shaved as required.


Lsupimp
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Where is your Obama, now?
Member since Nov 2003
54754 posts

re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
Of all the layers of government bureaucrats, school administrators are the silliest and most capricious. They are the most bureaucratic/political people on Planet Earth and largely incompetent.When I talk to them I talk to them with the same dismissive and paternal/bureaucratic tone they use with the kids. I hammer them at least once a year with a round of emails and school visits just to frick up their weekend. The stories I could tell....


I B Freeman
Member since Oct 2009
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
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Follow the policy or fight to change the policy, but don't pull the racism card over something like this.


If it is as described--white kids walked with facial hair and black ones could not it is racism and the source of the discrimination is once again government.



I B Freeman
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government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
I agree with you IB that kid got screwed, maybe he should call a lawyer?


Doesn't work with government. The idea that tort protects doesn't work when the defendant is the government and none of the individual bureaucrats have any personal stake in the outcome. They simply pass along the cost to taxpayers.


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Blah
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
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The NAACP says it discovered photographs of white students with beards walking across the stage in past graduation ceremonies.


notiger1997
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
You got any good stories about EBR parish or the old Orleans Parish School Board? I bet there are some great shite show examples about OPSB from before Katrina


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Lakeboy7
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
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racism card


If other students walked with facial hair he should bust their ass.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
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The NAACP says it discovered photographs of white students with beards walking across the stage in past graduation ceremonies.



And there you have it.

My understanding is that the policy was broadcast school wide in April. This kid is the only one that refused to follow the rules. Everybody else this year complied.


I B Freeman
Member since Oct 2009
18641 posts

re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
Look if I ran the school I would have the students clean shaven year round.

The idea that going to class every day with facial hair is ok but walking in graduation with facial hair is not is stupid.

It is typical of government school systems---stupid.

The underlying point of this thread is that we have different values in our country and the government cannot accommodate them all without screwing up.

I am not opposed to government financed education. I am opposed to government run schools. It is an antiquated model. We cannot run these schools value-less so that no one group is offended or has what they want.

We need school choice for everybody so that schools can be established that give families what they want and school owners are free to run them as they see fit within the laws that apply to every business.


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TigerJeff
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
Putting an awful lot on a guy whose been in office only several months, huh? I imagine he's busy enough trying to dig the state out of the absolute horrific budgetary mess that Piyush left us in -- and really, there seems to be bipartisan sentiment that indeed Piyush did a crappy job and left us in the shitter.


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terd ferguson
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re: government school in Amite racist??? How could JBE let that happen?
So what I'm gathering from this thread is that shaving is racist.


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