Alta High School Student in Utah Learns Hard Lesson About Racism After Donning Pillowcase Resembling KKK Hood

Utah students learns hard lesson about racism and tolerance. No-one should ever wear something that looks like a Ku Klux Klan hood and think it will be shrugged off as nothing. The KKK made the lives of blacks in this country a living hell. Here’s an excerpt from the Salt Lake Tribune:

The teenager who sparked a racism probe at Alta High School when he wore what resembled a Ku Klux Klan hood is back in class. And his mother is speaking out in his defense, hoping the experience can be a catalyst for conversations with other children who may not fully understand the history and hurt of discrimination.

The boy’s mother, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her son’s identity, said he became caught up in the frenzy that surrounds the annual “spirit bowl” at Alta. Seniors dress in black, juniors in white and sophomores in red for a battle of the classes. Each class tries to show they have the most school spirit. Some students dye their hair, wear masks or flaunt capes.

The Alta High mother said her son found a shortened, white pillowcase with eye holes sitting on the bleachers and donned it when his friends encouraged a “whiteout.” He didn’t make the mask or bring it to school. When he ran onto the gym floor raising his arms in the air, she said, he was taunting seniors — not making a “Heil, Hitler” salute.

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Outrage Over Edhelper Quiz Used in Duluth GA School Asking What is an Illegal Immigrant

Edhelper quiz used in Duluth, GA, school sparks outrage after asking “what is an illegal immigrant.

Outrage over quiz given in Duluth, GA, school asking “what is an illegal immigrant.” Gee, I wonder, didn’t the teacher read the assignment before she gave it to the students? Shame on Edhelper for putting out such garbage. I had a subscription to their service for my kids and I am glad I didn’t renew upon expiration.

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Manatee County Teacher Kenneth Lewis Shot & Killed as He Opened Front Door of Home

SHOCK: Kenneth Ellis, a martial arts instructor and world history teacher at Manatee School for the Arts, was shot and killed when he stepped outside his home when his doorbell rang Tuesday night at about 10 p.m. According to Herald-Tribune, police say Ellis’ wife told them there was no conversation, just gunshots and she also said she saw two people wearing dark clothes and masks running from the area.

A police report said neighbors reported a dark-colored, four-door sedan left the area. Ellis was an original faculty member at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, where he also taught tae kwon do. He was known around the charter middle and high school as “Master Ellis” because of his martial arts skills. Source

Police have no suspects or motive for the murder of this beloved teacher. This wasn’t a random killing. This was a deliberate act of violence.

Bill O’Reilly Slams Donald Trump for Birther Position on Obama’s Birth Certificate, Asked If Obama was "Baby Jesus"

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly slams Donald Trump on “birther” views, asked if Obama was “Baby Jesus” to be smuggled into the country as a baby?

For once Fox News Bill O’Reilly took the high road and slammed Donald Trump for continuing his ridiculous crusade to force President Obama to show his birth certificate.

“You get a lot of attention raising the question, but I don’t think you believe it,” O’Reilly told the billionaire businessman Wednesday night, noting Obama birth announcements ran in two Hawaiian newspapers.

“What is he? Baby Jesus?” the host asked sarcastically. “There was a sophisticated conspiracy to smuggle this baby back into the country?” Source: NY Daily News

For once I can truly say, way to go Bill O’Reilly. We all know Donald Trump is pushing this mess for the sake of publicity. Hey Donald, this isn’t “Celebrity Apprentice” where you can fire people at will with that smug look on your face. The birther movement has yet to prove Obama is anything other than a natural-born U.S. citizen.

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Animosity Between Barbados & Jamaica Intensifies as Jermaine Blake, Chevine Edwards & Andre Davis Allegedly Beaten & Deported Back to Jamaica

Jamaican nationals Andre Davis, Jermaine Blake and Chevine Edwards allegedly beaten and deported back to Jamaica from Barbados, as animosity between two islands intensifies in wake of Shanique Myrie’s finger-rape allegations.

Is a boycott of Barbados in the works? There has been a firestorm brewing in recent weeks over the alleged mistreatment of Jamaicans at the hands of Barbadian law enforcement and airport personnel. According to the Jamaica Observer, Andre Davis, Jermaine Blake and Chevine Edwards were allegedly beaten and deported from the island. The men, who are reportedly partners in a music management/production company, told the Observer they were physically abused and threatened by Barbadian police and humiliated by that country’s immigration officers after being denied entry.

If the allegations that the immigration officers inferred the men were drug dealers is blatantly discriminatory and should be roundly condemned by the Jamaican government.  These allegations come on the heels of Jamaican national Shanique Myrie’s accusations that she was finger-raped twice by Barbadian officials. I was largely silent on that incident because I wanted to gather more information before speaking out. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of issues dogging the Caribbean islands and yes, crime is rampant, but are you going to profile Jamaicans because of the actions of a few people? Of course, the Barbadian leaders are down-playing the finger-rape allegations and ensuing fall-out as a “family squabble,” as a Jamaican delegation, led by Jamaica’s Trinidad-based High Commissioner Sharon Saunders, to get a first-hand look at the room in which Ms. Myrie claims to have been finger-raped.

Edwards told the Observer yesterday that the trio arrived in Bridgetown on Sunday, March 20, 2011 on Caribbean Airlines flight BW55 minutes after 9:00 pm. He said they were removed from the immigration line and their passports and cellular phones were confiscated. They were interviewed individually and proved that they had met all the requirements, in terms of accommodation, business contact, cash and length of stay limits, said Edwards.

“There was a cop who asked us if is we supply Buju Banton with coke. He also asked us if we didn’t bring any Bob Marley. I asked what he was talking about as I thought he meant a CD (compact disc), but he said he was talking about ganja. And he asked us if we used drug money to fund our label,” he said.

The claim of abuse by the music producers comes just days after Shanique Myrie, a Jamaican national, accused Barbadian officials of finger-raping her twice, spewing venom about Jamaicans and forcing her to endure humiliation. Myrie, along with another Jamaican national Rickrisha Rowe, were also locked up in a cold room before being booted out of the country on the next available flight. Source: Jamaica Observer

Why all the animosity between Jamaica and Barbados? My husband and I came very close to spending our honeymoon nearly 17 years ago in Barbados because it is such a beautiful place. Surely they don’t treat American visitors in such a manner. I hate to use the word discrimination, but that seems to be the case in these unsettling incidents. Why are the Jamaicans being profiled? Crazy. Newsflash to Barbados, not every black person from Jamaica, is a drug dealer and a thug. The reality is we don’t need to have Caribbean islands squabbling and we certainly don’t want to have accusations of discrimination flying. Both islands rely heavily on tourism and their aim should be to keep it that way. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Jamaica because it is the land of my birth, but there are some serious issues dogging the island and I have often wondered if the British government ran things, if the results would be different.

Tampa Bay Cornerback Aqib Talib Facing 2nd Degree Felony for Pistol-Whipping Sister’s Boyfriend

Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting cornerback Aqib Talib is wanted on a felony warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after Garland, TX, police said he attempted to pistol-whip and fired shots at his sister’s boyfriend. Dumbass. According to Tampa Bay Online, he is expected to turn himself in later this week and bail will be set at $25,000.

I guess the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it? His mother, Okolo Talib, 58, also is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She turned herself in to police Tuesday morning and was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm due to a previous conviction, the newspaper said. Bail was set at $30,000.

When will the court system and the NFL send a zero-tolerance message to these young men? It is ridiculous that a few continue to make front page news for their thuggish behavior.

Testing Anomalies Found in Many States – High School Notes (

Testing Anomalies Found in Many States, including Washington D.C. – High School Notes (

USA Today ran a lengthy investigative piece Monday detailing instances of higher-than normal erasures of answers on standardized tests at 103 of Washington, D.C.’s public schools, including many of the city’s high schools.

Acting D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson told the paper that “a high erasure rate alone is not evidence of impropriety.” Test scores generally went up at schools where the numbers of erasures were higher than normal, and most of the erasures were wrong-to-right corrections.

Brawl Erupts Between Darby & Colwyn Police Officers, Including Darby Police Chief Robert Smythe, Over Jurisdiction of Accused

DISGRACE: Police officers fighting police officers is simply a disgrace, but that’s what happened in Delaware County, PA. The district attorney is investigating the rivalry between officers from the Darby and Colwyn police departments. According to NBC Philadelphia, the fight occurred on March 18 after a Colwyn Borough police officer was flagged down about a domestic dispute.

The Colwyn officer arrested a man who allegedly punched a woman. The arrest evidently occurred about a block into Darby Borough. After the Colwyn officer arrested the man, members of the Darby police force arrived on the scene and a melee began. Darby officers, including Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe, were apparently outraged that a Colwyn officer made an arrest on their turf. Source

Now, if that had been the average person on the street, they would have been thrown in jail, no questions asked. The officers should be held to the same standards.

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Cherry Hill School Administrator Kevin Larson Fired After Allegedly Referring to Two Workers as "Silverback Gorillas"

Kevin Larson, Cherry Hill administrator, fired after referring to two black public works employees as “silverback gorillas” and saying “you should see them with a snow blower that has a banana tied to the front of it.”

Silverback Gorilla (Flickr)

SHAME: Kevin Larson, Cherry Hill School district’s director of operations and facility management, is under fire for sending an offensive e-mail response to Woodcrest Elementary School principal Beth Ann Kob’s request for workers to plow snow after a January 28th snowstorm, according to NBC Philadelphia. His response: “All of my polar bears, trained seals and two silver back mountain gorillas on loan from the township were working elsewhere that day. Wait, there’s more: “You should see them with a snow blower that has a banana tied to the front of it, they go through a blizzard like nothing you ever seen,” he reportedly wrote. A source told NBC Philadelphia that he was certain Larson was referring to two black workers as gorillas. Disgraceful. Of course I think he should be fired and the school board voted to do so.

I just find it amazing that people who make such racist comments have the nerve to say they meant no harm. Really? Then why say it? I would like to know what took the school board so long to fire Larson. This email was sent in late January and we are approaching the end of March. Just take a good look at Kevin Larson, who looks like an albino gorilla?

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