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Old 05-28-2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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I would call the FBI. Sounds like someone needs to learn a lesson. Am I kidding? No.

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Old 05-28-2005, 04:57 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by buckytom
i don't think this was an overtly racist act, but like ironchef and texasgirl said, they should have known her name just because of her accomplishments. the racism part would only come in if the kids really didn't care to follow up and find out her name because of her race. more likely, they were just lazy.
That may be, but if this happened in predominantly all black school and the one white kid in the club/group was labeled as such, the nation would be up in arms.

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Old 05-28-2005, 05:52 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by ironchef
Their excuse was extremely lame. If anything, the fact that she WAS the only African-American student in the picture would've made her name easier to find. The students who did that page in the yearbook most likely did it on purpose and the teacher(s) in charge of the yearbook probably missed it, or else they decided to turn the other cheek. How hard would it have been to ask the other members of the Honor society what her name was? Not hard at all. There was no mistake.
Yes ironchef, she is the only African American in the picture!!
That's what makes it so hard to believe that noone knew her name. The teacher in charge should have proof read all of the pages that were to be in the book. Frankly, if I were looking at the picture, and saw this girl and the rest were white, I think I would WANT to know what her name was, if she were able to succeed as she had, and if this mistake shows what kind of students she had to endure, she did this under a stressful and racial environment and I feel that she did more than just being an honor student!! She deserves alot more than just that award!!

Sushi, I'm not sure who all are involved, when it's over with, I'll let you know what all happens.

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