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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif May 03, 2019. 16 comments

Black Mississippi High School Grad Charges Her Salutatorian Honor Was Given to Less Qualified White Student to Appease Racist Townspeople

Black Mississippi High School Grad Charges Her Salutatorian Honor Was Given to Less Qualified White Student to Appease Racist Townspeople

Apparently, in at least one Mississippi town, black folks can’t even come in second place without raising racist ire.

According to a federal lawsuit, recent high school graduate Olecia James charges she was denied her rightful place as salutatorian of her Mississippi high school’s graduating class in a move the district made so as not to offend white folk.

Really.

In the lawsuit, uploaded for...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Aug 17, 2017. 21 comments

Judge Allows White Ala. Town to Return to Segregation

Judge Allows White Ala. Town to Return to Segregation

A judge told a mostly white suburb near one of the blackest cities in the country that—after reviewing all of the facts—she believed the town’s request to separate itself was motivated by race. She stressed that the move could encourage feelings of racial inferiority among the district’s black students. The judge chastised the white citizens for trying to minimize school desegregation laws....

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards May 24, 2017. 4 comments

Miss. Sued Over Unequal Education for Black Students 

Miss. Sued Over Unequal Education for Black Students 

Mississippi is being hit with a lawsuit—accused of violating the federal law that allowed the state to rejoin the Union after the Civil War—because of what the lawsuit charges is the unequal education that black students receive.

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools. The lawsuit asks a federal...

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