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In Mississippi, if kindergarteners violate the dress code or act out in class, they may end up in the back of a police car.

A story about one five-year-old particularly stands out. The little boy was required to wear black shoes to school. Because he didn

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I saw Mississippi and immediately thought this would be about black mistreatment and whaddya know?

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Why aren't the cops prosecuting the schools for wasting police time?

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If you think about it, the kid is getting sent home for violation of school dress code. The kid is 5 years old. Who better to make sure he/she gets there safely than cops?

Not sure why they just didn't call in the parents to pick them up however...

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Retarded policy is retarded

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I just hope the kids parents don't take a credit card, fill up their tank with gas and buy the kid a new pair of shoes!

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It's Mississippi. What else can you expect?

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Wow. Just wow.

I know nothing of their situation, so I am going out on a limb, but it sounds to me that the mother did not have the financial means, so she tried her best by trying to cover the sneakers with a black magic marker.

5 years old or not, I am sure the kid was already terribly ashamed from this fact, so to make such a big deal out of it, is truly offensive in my opinion.

The victim in all of this?

The poor kid. He will remember this for quite some time. He will carry the shame. All because he did not have black shoes?

That is truly a shame.

The human way to handle this would have been to call the mother, have her come pick him up. Or better yet, let him hang out in the principles office until school ended or something along those lines. Then tell the mother.

To downright embarrass him for nothing he did, that is despicable.

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I just hope the kids parents don't take a credit card, fill up their tank with gas and buy the kid a new pair of shoes!

They should move out of that state.

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They should move out of that state.

It was a John C Dvorak Joke.

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When reading this story, keep in mind this is based on a report written by the ACLU and NAACP, who have no agenda whatsoever... :rolleyes:

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Wow. Just wow.

I know nothing of their situation, so I am going out on a limb, but it sounds to me that the mother did not have the financial means, so she tried her best by trying to cover the sneakers with a black magic marker.

5 years old or not, I am sure the kid was already terribly ashamed from this fact, so to make such a big deal out of it, is truly offensive in my opinion.

The victim in all of this?

The poor kid. He will remember this for quite some time. He will carry the shame. All because he did not have black shoes?

That is truly a shame.

The human way to handle this would have been to call the mother, have her come pick him up. Or better yet, let him hang out in the principles office until school ended or something along those lines. Then tell the mother.

To downright embarrass him for nothing he did, that is despicable.

welcome to the nanny police state!

not hijacking this thread but look how the US has become

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273970/Boy-7-rescue-world-suspended-school-tossing-IMAGINARY-grenade-recess.html

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O the political correctness.

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can't afford shoes... YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE KID!!!!

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I am going to admit I did not read the source but from what I read I don't think the problem is with the kid or mother who may not be able to afford a new pair of shoes. I think it is a problem with the school and police. The people at the school need to know how to handle the situation better. It seems as if they wanted to force the mother to do what they want but can't get her to comply so they call the police. The police are stupid enough to do as the school asked. At the end the kid is the one who is getting mistreated due to the stupid people.

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The report examined more than 100 school districts and claimed that black students are affected by harsh disciplinary actions at a much greater rate than their white peers. It notes that

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The human way to handle this would have been to call the mother, have her come pick him up. Or better yet, let him hang out in the principles office until school ended or something along those lines. Then tell the mother.

The human way to deal with it would be to just let it go. They're f**king shoes! Besides, what kind of wanky school/kindy has a dress code? S**t, sometimes my daughter comes home in different clothes to the ones she went in!

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can't afford shoes... YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE KID!!!!

Seriously, if you have nothing smart to say don't say anything. What if the financialy difficulties came after they had the kid? Should they put the kid up for adoption? B**** are you serious?

All the rest I'd like to say to you right now is so censored that I won't even try.

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No but some parents have the latest igadgets and drive expensive cars, yet they bitch about being charged 10c more for baby food at kroger. My hubby worked customer service in kroger and this happened all the time... yuppie parents that have designer clothes and cars, yet they buy thier kids cheap crap. some parents don't have their priorities straight.

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And how do you know this is the case?

Idiots who think of themselves before their kids should be shot on sight, I agree but making conclusions that this is the same case is wrong.

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She could have easily got shoes from Goodwill or this cheap store called gabes. I've seen shoes for 50c at Goodwill or even lower... 10c at a yard sale.

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The human way to deal with it would be to just let it go. They're f**king shoes! Besides, what kind of wanky school/kindy has a dress code? S**t, sometimes my daughter comes home in different clothes to the ones she went in!

Absolutely agree, but since they were idiots and felt they had to intervene, I just provided suggestions on what should have been done since they already took the wrong route.

Goes without saying the best thing to do would have been to let it slide. (Y)

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This is stupid...Bringing out the police over a pair of shoes?

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Intimidating and humiliating children is a terrible way to enforce dress codes, especially when we're dealing with a 5-yr old; it's not the child's fault that the parents dressed them incorrectly. And it's no surprise to see that race plays a role in this, especially given the state in which it occurred. The police have way better things to be dealing with than enforcing a school's dress code.

When reading this story, keep in mind this is based on a report written by the ACLU and NAACP, who have no agenda whatsoever... :rolleyes:

When reading this story, keep in mind this is about a 5-yr old wearing the wrong shoes to school. We're also talking about a state with a legacy of racism and where it is still prevalent.

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When I was in high school (early 2000s), I witnessed the beginnings of this, where every little thing was considered to be a gang symbol and banned. The dress code was much more lenient at the time, and school uniforms were unheard of in public schools. Yet misconduct was rare and everybody got along. Anybody two persons could strike up a conversation at random, and we didn't need school uniforms to accomplish this.

Ideas like these are being pushed by ideologues who are, time and time again, exposed to being the biggest hypocrites. Furthermore, extreme views on these matters often escalate and get out of hand, as happened in this story. So please stop listening to these people and bring back some normalcy to the world.

I found two studies which found no correlation between student uniforms and academic success: one and two. If you want to improve conditions in schools among students, attack the problem at its source: get involved in the communities.

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