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Thursday, August 24, 2006


The Shreveport Times:

COUSHATTA -- Nine black children attending Red River Elementary School were directed last week to the back of the school bus by a white driver who designated the front seats for white children.

The situation has outraged relatives of the black children who have filed a complaint with school officials.

Superintendent Kay Easley will meet with the family members in her office this morning.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People also is considering filing a formal charge with the U.S. Department of Justice. NAACP District Vice President James Panell, of Shreveport, said he would apprise Justice attorneys of the situation this week. He's considering asking for an investigation into the bus incident and other aspects of the school system's operations, including pupil-teacher ratio as it relates to the numbers of white and black children, along with a breakdown of the numbers of black and white teachers employed.

"If the smoke is there, then there's probably fire somewhere else," Panell said in a phone interview from New Orleans. "At this point, it is extremely alarming. We fought that battle 50 years ago, and we won. Why is this happening again?"
After Richmond and Williams filed complaints with the School Board, Transportation Supervisor Jerry Carlisle asked Davis to make seat assignments for her passengers, Sessoms said.

"But she still assigned the black children to the back of the bus," she added.

And the nine children had to share only two seats, meaning the older children had to hold the younger ones in their laps.

A new solution reached Monday by School Board officials has a black bus driver driving across town to pick up the nine black children.

"I think the whole school system needs to be reviewed in Red River Parish," Sessoms said.

Who knew that Conservative Atheist got a job driving JesSeado's kids to school?

(And before you start whining that the driver in the story is a woman, well, I wasn't supposed to say anything, but CA had a sex-change operation. She now wants to be called Concertina Adrienne, and it would be nice if you bastards could be a little supportive for once.)



vacreeper2003 said...

And what do our fine neocon nutjobs from the land of Dicksie - you know, Vic "Alabumpkin" Ferrari, Jesacoocoo, Virginia1775, xxxm(ental)w(ard)xxx, et al - always say? "RACISM IS DEAD IN AMERICA".

Poor delusional, foolish, small-minded people. There is no lie these classic neocons won't propagate. I have no doubt all of the bumpkins named above will say the children lied on the bus driver.

Livid said...

I thought Vic and Virginia were both from Mississippi, the state in the union with the lowest IQ? Well, maybe not, maybe they're from Alabama... shrugs.. I knew they were from someplace truly ignorant.. and it's still in the bottom ten. You mean there are actually people dumber than them? Lord help us all. Gawd let's hope I'm right about them being from Mississippi. Wouldn't ya hate to think there are nine states stupider?

Just_April1974 said...

All I can say is, "what a disgrace to us all!" In this day and age, at the beginning of a new mellennium, to see that we still have so many people thinking with a Proterozoic frame of mind is frightening, and rather disappointing.

Just my thoughts.