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Old 08-22-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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I'm old enough to remember when people called people such as Rev. Barber "troublemakers" or "uppity."

Those terms were used by white people who didn't like seeing black people stand up for their rights.

Gee. I wonder what made me think of those times from long ago? Hmm.

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What kind of role model is someone that practically incites riots requiring
a huge tax payer expense for security just to conduct a board meeting.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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The group that wants neighborhood schools elected people to
carry out that change..

Barber should work to have people elected to support his viewpoint.
Not intimidate elected officials..

The school board is a representative system .
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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I'm old enough to remember when people called people such as Rev. Barber "troublemakers" or "uppity."

Those terms were used by white people who didn't like seeing black people stand up for their rights.

Gee. I wonder what made me think of those times from long ago? Hmm.

Yes, everything is a race issue isn't it
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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It IS when you're talking about an NAACP leader and a diversity policy being dismantled, and his efforts to prevent a backward step is criticized.

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Yes, everything is a race issue isn't it
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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It IS when you're talking about an NAACP leader and a diversity policy being dismantled, and his efforts to prevent a backward step is criticized.
What does the diversity policy have to do with race? I thought it was about economics. The supreme court already ruled that you could not bus kids based on race. I don't agree with Rev. Barber, just like I don't agree with many white politcal leaders. How does not agreeing with what he stands for make me racist? The word racism is thrown around like a cheap suit these days. There are plenty of people that think he is the one trying to take a backwards step.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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What kind of role model is someone that practically incites riots requiring
a huge tax payer expense for security just to conduct a board meeting.
The same person that tells you to stand up for what you believe in. I doubt this would be a HUGE tax payer expense. Really just a formality that happens from time to time with controversal topics come up at board meetings. The board meeting is where this has to happen b/c where else would you get all the board members in the same room. Plus it brings publicity to the topic that one wants so that things aren't happening behind closed doors in secrecy.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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I doubt this would be a HUGE tax payer expense.
$14,000 for the July 20th board meeting.
I wonder how many kids could have been tutored for that???
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:01 AM
 
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I wonder if Meeker is going to receive it too since he is doing so much work with those "people who are not from the area, don't share our values, who are the majority on the school board"
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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The supreme court already ruled that you could not bus kids based on race.
I don't believe there has ever been any such ruling.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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maybe I am being too cynical but I think Governor Perdue has started her 2nd term election campaign and is trying to get the support of the NAACP supporters. Face it the Tedesco fans won't be voting for her anyways.
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