Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Racism From Our schools

Michigan Elementary School Principal Investigated for Blacks-Only Class Trip

An elementary school principal in Michigan is under investigation for authorizing a field trip last week for 30 black students to meet with an African-American rocket scientist. Students who are not black were excluded from the outing -- a possible violation of a state law that bans racial favoritism in public schools.

"The district is investigating the allegations of violation of the State of Michigan Proposal 2," a spokeswoman for the Ann Arbor, Mich., school district told "There was no ill-intent or malice in the principal and teachers planning this field trip," she added.

The principal, Mike Madison, who is black, said the trip was part of an effort to close the achievement gap between black and white students. But some parents whose children were not included say it clearly was illegal.

The controversy began last week when the 30 students, members of an African-American academic support group, were taken to hear the rocket scientist, Alec Gallimore, speak at the University of Michigan, where he is an aerospace engineering professor and propulsion lab director.

This is a 5th grade class in which they separated out the black students and took them on the field trip and left the other children behind. This principle needs to be fired but he won't be.

For one thing, Ann Arbor is almost as liberal as a city like San Francisco. They're are simply all nuts there.

If anything, this dude will get promoted.

What I am really waiting for is the cries of racism for these parents questioning why the school would do this.

When is this racism going to end?


Z said...

Is this a JOKE?

And, what would have happened had a principal decided only white kids could go see a white rocket scientist? HOLY MACKERAL, Chuck...have we gone insane?
Then there's the case of American kids told to remove the flag from their clothing because it was insensitive to the Mexican kids on Cinco de Mayo?

YIKES We're indoctrinating them younger and younger, aren't we...

LomaAlta said...

Chuck, racism will never end as long as it gives radical liberals (democrats, socialists, etc.) a plantation of dependents that block-vote for the Democrats.

Racism is big business on the left. Think of all the professorships, grants, study programs, affirmative action selections, politicians, bureaucrats, jobs, and press coverage it gives the radical left.

The Democrat Party could not survive if they were honest and gave up their racism.

Chuck said...

Z, I sure wish it was a joke

LomaAlta, well put

Gramma 2 Many said...

When is this racism going to end?
When does Jesus return to the earth?
I think they go hand in hand.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

They worked so hard for desegregation. So much for inclusiveness.

Chuck said...

Gramma, agreed.

PCC, kind of like how the left fights for freedom of expression - if they agree with it

Mustang said...

One should stop and imagine how white 5th grade students viewed this travesty. I’m sure they didn’t understand why the principal excluded them; why the teachers rewarded black friends because of their skin color, and they were not. After all, they didn’t do anything wrong … I don’t think Principal Mike purposefully did this; he is simply typical of the kinds of idiots we have in the education racket these days. But if this is what the parents of Ann Arbor want, fine … they’re allowed to have the kind of school board they deserve.

Semper Fi

cube said...

I find it very telling that the spokeswoman for the Ann Arbor
school district told that there was no ill-intent or malice in the principal and teachers planning this field trip.

Yeah, imagine the scenario of a white teacher excluding black kids from a class trip getting away with the no ill-intent or malice excuse. He or she would be vilified.

I'm sick of the victim card being played by minorities only to have them turn around and be divisive and exclude everyone else.

I would bet money that this principal is an affirmative action bonehead so I'm not surprised that he didn't get the fact that these are little kids who would've ALL benefited from this class trip.

This is what you get when you promote people to a job using a basis other than merit.

Brooke said...

Close the gap between blacks and whites by segregating them... There's leftist logic for 'ya.

You're right... This principle should be fired, but will not be. And had the principle been white and left black kids behind the firing would've been immediate!

MK said...

Racism is well and truly alive, just that it's the racism of the left, so it's more acceptable.

You can say the same of bigotry as well.

Chuck said...

Mustang, that's my biggest issue here is that these were kids. They don't understand that the adults are just idiots. And yes, Ann Arbor does deserve this school. It's a sow and reap type of thing

Cube, agreed. I caught that from the school also. The problem here is that these idiots don't get it. They genuinely do not understand why this is wrong. I am certain that the discussion at the school is that the public is not understanding what they are trying to accomplish

Brooke, agreed on both parts. It is actually quite insulting to blacks that they need special help to learn

MK, it's not racism if it's from the left

Burr Deming said...

It was dumb. Worse, it was wrong. The rest of the commentary is pretty much just snark.

Ticker said...

There will be no comments or calls for investigation by Sharpton, Jackson1 , Jackson2 or by Obummer and his flock of clowns.
Wonder why the wonderful Attorney General hasn't spoken up on this? Three guess and the first two don't count.

Then of course we all know that racism doesn't exist unless some preceived ill is committed by a white toward a Black.

LASunsett said...

After hearing the speeches and reading the words of MLK over the years, it is plain to me that the dream he spoke and wrote of has been perverted greatly. In fact, I think it would be safe to say that he is rolling over in his grave right now.

All he ever wanted is for black and white kids to grow up with the same opportunities. He sought equality, not empowerment. He marched for freedom, not oppression.

Always On Watch said...

Students who are not black were excluded from the outing...

I've never heard of such an outing in all my 38 years of teaching!

As Z mentioned, a whites-only field trip would have been a non-starter.

Chuck said...

Burr, I will assume you are referring to my accusations of racism. If this is true then I invite you to enlighten the rest of us as to how having a field trip for one race of children while excluding the other races, all solely on the basis of race, is not racism. Further, I invite you to explain how you believe this is not happening on a regular basis in public schools.

Ticker, the Rev JJJ and Rev Al are going to get on this as soon as they take care of the racism being perpetrated towards illegal aliens.

LA, now your just talking about equality. Who's old-fashioned now? ;)

AOW, it would not only have been a non-starter, it likely would have caused a violent protest.