Friday, August 25

Racism alive and well in America

by justmy2 @ 8/25/2006 12:10:00 AM

As Katrina showed us a year ago, and Sen. George Allen showed us as recently as last week, we still have long way to go. The fact that over 40% of Americans think everything went a-ok in Katrina's aftermath, and over 30% of Virginians don't find any fault with Sen. George Allen's statement's says a lot about the state of our nation.

Well, as if you needed more evidence, along comes this story from Lousiana that absolutely takes the cake....Did African American's civil rights get revoked when Rosa Parks died???

Black Students Ordered to Give Up Bus Seats to White Children

COUSHATTA --Nine black children attending Red River Elementary School in Louisiana 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.


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.

As Survivor tries to create racial tension, it seems as though they may be leading indicator as opposed to an outlier. Consider these two points...

1) The driver still hasn't been fired...10 days later.

2) This hasn't been discussed anywhere that I can find in the national media?

If that doesn't make you sick to your stomach, I don't know what will. It is time to wake up and smell the latte my friends...


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