Submitted by scharrison on Sat, 09/24/2011 - 12:06pm
And their newest protégée apparently doesn't like teh little brown people very much:
The site contains posts captured from Facebook that appear to have been made last year by Losurdo and her husband. It also claims Losurdo posted a "racist video full of Mexican stereotypes" that compares Mexican workers to the cartoon mouse "Speedy Gonzales."
I think it's about time we created a new category of this subjective sentiment, which I propose we label "Light-hearted Racism." You know, the kind that still hurts but is deniable:
met with school board chairman Ron Margiotta and others in Raleigh, N.C. on Dec. 7 to discuss the scope of their investigation into a complaint filed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP. The complaint came in response to a decision earlier this year by the recently-elected Republican majority on the officially nonpartisan board to eliminate a decade-old policy considering socioeconomic diversity in student assignments -- an approach that has been lauded for preventing the sort of urban-suburban educational disparities that have plagued other communities.
Instead, the board has called for a return to "neighborhood schools" while condemning "forced busing" and "social engineering" -- terms that the NAACP notes were used by pro-segregationists in the wake of the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
The Wake schools controversy was also the topic of the NAACP education conference held in Raleigh earlier this month. The civil rights organization is also planning a march in Raleigh on Feb. 12 to protest the board's plans. Meanwhile, AdvancED -- the national group that accredits Wake schools -- is reviewing the board's effort to scrap the diversity policy.
Submitted by Martha Brock on Sat, 10/16/2010 - 11:02pm
Demagogues always blame something,” said former school board member Tom Oxholm, a critic of the new board. “ They quote facts and absolutely believe they know they’re right. But voters and citizens who say let’s give them a try wake up a few years later and wonder what happened. We need to wake up those folks now.
from the Raleigh N & O article posted today.
Read more from WRAL.com:
A schools coalition was hosting a forum Saturday on the potential costs and consequences of shifting Wake County to community-based schools.
Northern Wake County Republicans are recruiting volunteers "to counter the NAACP's rally" planned in protest at Tuesday's meeting of the Wake County school board.
In a Friday post to its e-mail list, the Northern Wake Republican Club called for 164 "solid conservative people" to sign up for tickets to the meeting and encouraged them to speak in "support of our school board's decision to stop forced busing."
I'm surprised Ticketmaster hasn't tried to horn in on these events.
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