It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

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

page: 1
6
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 12:40 PM
link   
www.msnbc.msn.com...


If you’re black and a student at one public middle school in Mississippi, you can’t run for president – only whites need apply.


Wow. I know we still have a long way to go with race relations, but this is disgusting. I can't believe I'm seeing this.

/Q




posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 12:44 PM
link   
WTH?!?!?!!

Wait, wait, wait...... so each office has a race requirement?

Did they let one of the short-bus students set this up?

It isnt very often anymore I am shocked by things but this one is definitely blowing my mind.

I'm going to see if I can institute a similar program at the gun club only make sure I designate some race that we dont have any of for all of the offices. It'll put meetings to a minimum.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 12:48 PM
link   
Oh wow, doesn't surprise me its Mississippi. The fact that this still goes on is sad. You would have thought we'd moved past race but apparently no.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 12:50 PM
link   
This looks, to me, like some poor dolts attempt at trying to be politically correct - and going to such an extreme that it ends up being the very thing that it was supposed to avoid being.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 12:54 PM
link   
reply to post by Hefficide
 


I can see that. Like based on the make up of the grade each office has to go to one or the other races.

Somebody told him to make it "fair" and he made it dystopically Bergeron 'fair.'



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:00 PM
link   

Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Somebody told him to make it "fair" and he made it dystopically Bergeron 'fair.'


Good call there! Sadly I don't think that is the case here. Mississippi is still a backwater swamp of filth in the race relations department.

/Q



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:04 PM
link   
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
 


I find it interesting that you use a "short bus" comment to rail against racism.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:12 PM
link   
reply to post by InvisibleAlbatross
 


Why? Race doesnt make one do foolish things but head trauma or mental illness sure would. Not foolish by virtue of stupidity or ignorance but foolish by virtue of capacity and ability.

Being Asian doesnt make you a bad driver. Having cerebral palsy most likely will.

And it's not like I'm saying "laugh at the handicapped" I'm saying "laugh at the idiot who put the handicapped in charge of this."



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:20 PM
link   
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
 


You just keep making more and more foolosh statements. You are saying that racism is wrong (you are correct), but mocking the disabled is a-ok. People with disabilities like CP are perfectly capable of making decisions, just as anyone else is. And people with CP can also drive. Not all of them of course, but there are a good number of people with disabilities who are driving.

Sorry OP, for derailing.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:22 PM
link   
reply to post by InvisibleAlbatross
 


I never said mocking the disabled is okay. It's obviously not. You're interpreting something incorrectly apparently or I'm not making something clear in a way you can understand.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:28 PM
link   
reply to post by InvisibleAlbatross
 


A star for you. I appreciate that very much.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:31 PM
link   

Originally posted by Hefficide

This looks, to me, like some poor dolts attempt at trying to be politically correct - and going to such an extreme that it ends up being the very thing that it was supposed to avoid being.

Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. Well said. It's curious that in all 3 grades only whites can be President, but the other positions vary. I get the feeling there's still inherent racism in this, like the person making the list is a racist, but knew they couldn't totally exclude blacks so they tried to "throw them a bone," or what have you.

This is just so strange, though. You'd think we'd gotten well past this.

Do they not have any Hispanics, Asians or other groups in their school (they might not in parts of Mississippi). If they did, would these positions be totally closed to them?

[edit on 8/27/2010 by LifeInDeath]



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:32 PM
link   
Despite that there's race requirements (most positions being white)

Does anyone notice that there's ONLY blacks and whites?

No asian, hispanic, middle eastern...



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:43 PM
link   
reply to post by Quaght
 


I have to disagree with your blanket statement. Just like other states, Mississippi has its areas that are pretty backwards, but the coast is not at all like that. It's actually one of the most integrated and non-racist places in America. This kind of nonsense would never happen on the coast. I've lived in Denver for the last few years and it is way more racially tense there. The Gulf Coast rocks! If you don't believe me, visit. (please visit, they need the tourist dollars!)



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:49 PM
link   
reply to post by joechip
 


I've been to Gulf coast states many times (not to mention I live, and was born and raised, in Texas). And you're correct, I shouldn't have said that about Mississippi...only. I should've included all of the southern states in that statement. My apologies for singling out Ole Miss.


Quite frankly I'm surprised something like this didn't come out sooner. And I'm surprised it was in Texas. I love my state but it's just a backwater as Miss. is.

/Q



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 01:56 PM
link   

Originally posted by Quaght
reply to post by joechip
 


I've been to Gulf coast states many times (not to mention I live, and was born and raised, in Texas). And you're correct, I shouldn't have said that about Mississippi...only. I should've included all of the southern states in that statement. My apologies for singling out Ole Miss.


Quite frankly I'm surprised something like this didn't come out sooner. And I'm surprised it was in Texas. I love my state but it's just a backwater as Miss. is.

/Q


Why don't you just move to a more progressive place then?



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 02:02 PM
link   
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
 


I'm sure you didn't intend it, but your statement reads like, "Only disabled people could make a stupid policy like this." I disagree, however; backward racist people could easily make a policy like this.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 02:14 PM
link   
really wow? Im not racist but maybe this school is on to something. Hell we all see how well an African American president is doing for the country.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 02:16 PM
link   
reply to post by Djdoubt03
 


Your qualifier, "I'm not racist" has done nothing to dilute your racist comment.



posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 02:25 PM
link   
reply to post by Quaght
 


I would accept your apology, except for the fact that it wasn't one. I grew up on the Mississippi gulf coast and have lived in Gulfport, Biloxi, and Ocean springs, and I tell you, again, the coast is one of the least racist places I've ever lived. That includes Colorado, California, and yes Texas. Also one of the most racially diverse and integrated. Plus, by far the friendliest place (really, visit, and you'll be blown away by how friendly people are there) I've ever lived. There are pockets of ignorance and racism everywhere including states known as "progressive." Deny ignorance by not making blanket statements about whole states being this or that...none are. The Coast is as different from the Delta (or northern Mississippi) as Idaho and New York are from each other. And the same can be said about every state IMO.



new topics

top topics



 
6
<<   2 >>

log in

join