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#16 Gerowen

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:35

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 “for every one white student who is given an out-of-school suspension, three black students are suspended, even though black students comprise just half of the student population.”


I'm not racist, I have plenty of black friends that are good people, but on average, in my experience, black people are more violent and more prone to misbehaving, whether they're kids or adults. Before you get all hyped up, I know there are plenty of violent, misbehaving white people, but I said "on average", and "in my experience". In the late 90s I believe it was, something like 50% of black men were at some stage in the judicial process. If more black kids are acting out and misbehaving, then more black kids will get in trouble, and that's not racist, that's just math. I have no problem with a person's race as long as they're a good person.

This policy does seem a bit strange though, but I guess maybe gangsters wear certain color shoes?


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:55

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:03

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:54

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:56

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:15

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 16:32

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 16:42

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

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 16:48

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:11

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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Posted 07 February 2013 - 17:27

All in the name of equality. Everyone has to be equal in order to make sure nobody feels inferior. Harrison Bergeron comes to mind.