How can we teach/preach civility to any of our young people while we tolerate racist barbaric behavior in class rooms and administrative offices in schools, perpetrated by the people who should be models of civility?:

When, oh when, will you white people put a stop to this shit?!

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Comment by koshersalaami on October 26, 2015 at 9:49pm
I posted about the second case weeks ago.
Comment by Ron Powell on October 26, 2015 at 10:18pm
If I remember correctly, I commented.

My purpose here is to establish a relationship between the overt barbaric brutality in one scenario and the seemingly "civil" response/reaction of the mayor in the other scenario.

One youngster, a black girl, was being disobediet/defiant. The other, a Muslim boy, who manifested youthful curiosity and scientific ingenuity were each treated in a manner that would be absolutely unthinkable had either been a white student....
Comment by nerd cred on October 27, 2015 at 12:09am

In my kids' high school, a teacher made a misbehaving girl stand in a corner in a wastebasket, told her she was trash and was otherwise rude to her. It upset the class. The teacher was summarily fired. I don't remember what the racial makeup was. 

The SC cop needs to be fired and the girl's parents need to sue the schools.

Note that when the white kid in MI was killed, the parents filed a wrongful death suit quickly after the prosecutor copped out. 

That action on a wide scale might be effective. An organized cadre of lawyers, preferably black and wicked smart, for the optics, that swoops in like Al Sharpton every single time a black person does at the hands of the police. (That phrasing intended to extend to cases like Sandra Bland and others whose deaths aren't public and highly visible.) 

And they bring suit, with juries whenever possible, never gagged settlements. I think big hits to the pocketbook is what will make police departments start training and screening their hires - the taxpayers will insist.

Comment by Ron Powell on October 27, 2015 at 4:28am
@NC; White police officers and politicians do and say what they believe is acceptable in the communities they serve.

White residents, taxpayers, constituents must "swoop" in and demand that the perpetrators be summarily fired....

In the case shown where the girl was brutalized in front of the classroom with the teacher present, the teacher must be removed by incensed white folks as well...
Comment by Ron Powell on October 27, 2015 at 5:51am
@PV; You can't be serious...
Comment by koshersalaami on October 27, 2015 at 5:59am
If PV is serious, he apparently didn't read background on the kid. At his last school, he had a reputation as an inventor and brought this kind of thing to school all the time.

"In its most realized form"?
Comment by koshersalaami on October 27, 2015 at 6:01am
By the way, Ron, I agree with you about another point: the optics would be better with White attorneys. If it were always Black attorneys, this sets up as a race v. race issue instead of as an outrage at injustice issue.
Comment by Ron Powell on October 27, 2015 at 6:12am
@Kosh; It must be clearly and unequivocally established that white people cannot and will not tolerate, condone, encourage, or accept this kind of behavior on the part of ANY public servant....
Comment by Terry McKenna on October 27, 2015 at 6:14am

Peter's notes seem over the top to me.  Re white folks marching on the police - i won't hold my breath.

Comment by Ron Powell on October 27, 2015 at 6:14am
Where wwould any of you be if that was your daughter?


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