Black Education / Schools : Student Sues Over Valedictorian Flap

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black student sues over valedictorian flap

    Contends she had to share the role with white student even though she had highest GPA

    PINE BLUFF, Ark.A black teenager is suing an Arkansas school district, contending her high school discriminated against her by refusing to let her be sole valedictorian even though she had the highest grade-point average.
    Kymberly L. Wimberly, 18, filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Pine Bluff against McGehee School District, its superintendent and the high school principal.
    Wimberly, who graduated in May, got all “A’s” and just one “B” while at McGehee Secondary School, the suit says.
    “Even though she had the highest Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) in her class, Defendants forced Wimberly to share the title of Valedictorian with a white student,” the lawsuit says. “Defendants’ actions were part of a pattern and practice of school administrators and personnel treating the African-American students less favorably than Caucasian students.”
    Blacks represent about 46 percent of the 500-plus student body at McGehee Secondary, according to the lawsuit.
    A message left with the office of Superintendent Thomas Gathen, who is black, was not immediately returned Monday evening.
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    This is BS, so what if she had a child. That has nothing to do with her being Valedictorian in my opinion,I'm sure the white girl was not squeaky clean herself. They should have let her be the sole speaker and let the chips fall where they may. One of our own did this (the superintendent) all because of what someone might say.:mad:

    I guess this is why I have the relationship I have on my job,I believe in being fair,but I don't ever forget I'm black. I know from my co-workers they expect to think like them, but I don't.

    Peace!
     
  3. nixprophet

    nixprophet Psalms 82:6 MEMBER

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    "House Neegros" these days.. They even hate on children... smh

    Peace.. Peace..
     
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