King Posters Rile Some at Neb. School

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    ** I wonder what would happen if they gave out an award honoring a white man and only white students qualify. How do you think that would fly? **

    OMAHA, Neb. - Officials disciplined students who papered their nearly all-white high school with posters advocating a white student from South Africa for the school's "Distinguished African American Student Award."

    Peggy Rupprecht, spokeswoman for the Westside Community Schools district, said administrators at Westside High School discovered more than a hundred of the posters throughout the school first thing Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    "The content of the posters, they believed, was inappropriate and insensitive to some members of our school community," Rupprecht said.

    Citing privacy policies, Rupprecht said she could not specify what the penalties were or how many students were disciplined. But the mother of the boy pictured on the posters said he was suspended for two days.

    The award has been given the last eight years to an outstanding black student as part of the school's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, she said.

    The poster pictured junior Trevor Richards, 16, smiling and making a thumbs-up sign. A message at the top encouraged votes for him for next year's award.

    Karen Richards said her son and his friends were not trying to hurt anyone.

    "My son is not a racist," she told the Omaha World-Herald. "He has black friends, friends from Bangladesh and Egypt. Color has never been an issue in our home."

    "It was a very innocent thing," she said.

    Two of her son's friends were disciplined along with him, she said. A fourth student was punished for circulating a petition Tuesday criticizing the practice of recognizing only black student achievement with the award, she said.

    Tylena Martin, a junior, said the poster had been on the door to her homeroom class where she is the only black student. She said she felt hurt by the posters and the backlash that ensued.

    According to 2002-2003 state statistics, 56 Of Westside's 1,632 students are black.

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    this just plain stinks... but it is the way your liberal Dem's see things so unless we stand up ( witch will never happen) get use to it!!!
    As for me this is the reason I celabrated James Earl Ray Day last Monday!!!!!!
    Jeff
     
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    If I were the parents of the boys who were expelled I'd sue the school for discrimination. The kid is actually FROM africa? That makes him african american. I guess the stupid idiots who made up that title see now why it's not such a great idea to label people in the first place.

    If the schools here only recognized blacks for something, I would never let my son participate in an activity which is so racist in nature. It's ridiculous.
     
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    And for pointing out the obvious, you yourself would be then labeled a racist. You're expected to deal with it, just don't ever speak of it.
     
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    Personally, I don't care if I'm labeled a racist. The fact of the matter is that children should not be expelled for such a reason. They hung a poster on a wall. The poster wasn't pornographic, didn't advocate violence toward anyone and was of the child himself so it didn't exploit anyone either...that's not Worthy of expulsion in any quarter.
     
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    Good sense of humor these kids have.

    But "humor" is intolerable to the multiracial marxists.
     
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    all racism aside, where is the white male scholarship? NO WHERE! and thats bullshit. im a white male in my 30's and i have to damn near sell my soul to get even the smallest one. but look them over, see what you see. scholarships for everyone else. the last one i recieved wasnt for anything but continuing my education going from my AAS to a BSMIT. thats the only ive ever awarded.
     
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    J, don't you know that's because you're evil? White man! Evil man! White man! Go away! White man! Get on the train! White man! Wear the chain!

    Duh. White people are so stupid. How many races can you think of voluntarily kill themselves? At least the Indians fought back.
     
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