I need to keep checking, this is America. We are living in the year 2011. We proudly have a Black president. Women have broken through most of the glass ceilings.
Can anyone explain what happened in Arkansas? This past spring when the schools determined their students' final GPA's and announced their Valedictorian who would imagine that race would come into play? A young woman earned the highest honor in her school yet because she was black had to share the honor with a white student! I had always thought Arkansas was one of the southern states that had come the farthest in terms of racial equality. I just keep imagining the Clintons shaking their heads.
How does this thing happen today? How do we encourage our children regardless of sex, race or religion to strive for their best when there's a possibility that someone can change the rules at the last minute? Isn't academics supposed to be the one area that is a level playing field? While researching this further most of the articles were simply reposts of the original report yet a few mentioned that the student gave birth during her junior year.
Excuse me!!! Are you telling me that while dealing with hormones, swelling feet, back pains and every other joy of pregnancy this girl continued to pull straight A's while in honors and AP classes?? I'm sorry Valedictorian doesn't even come close to what she has earned.
Kymberly Wimberly has sued the McGeeHee School District. She seeks punitive damages for violation of equal protection rights secured by the 14th amendment of the U.S. constitution. My response: You Go Girl!!