NAACP plans possible suit in Tangipahoa

NAACP plans possible suit in Tangipahoa

There are 24 comments on the WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge story from Aug 7, 2006, titled NAACP plans possible suit in Tangipahoa. In it, WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge reports that:

NAACP officials announced plans Monday to ratchet up pressure on the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to address alleged discrimination in hiring and treatment of students and disparities in funding for students.

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teacher in Tangi

Hammond, LA

#26 Jul 26, 2009
For teachers, equality does not exist in Tangipahoa Parish. I am a certified teacher, working on my masters, teaching at a private school in Tangipahoa because the public school where I want to teach has an uncertified black teacher that they can not fire due to her skin color. I have applied to the public school system, but can not get a job because I am not black. Therefore, you tell me who is being discriminated against. The NAACP is only hurting our black youth by forcing black unqualified persons into jobs that qualified persons would like to fill. Make it completely just and have requirements and/or tests for professionals to take in order to fill positions. It should be the best qualified for the job not equal color employees.
After dealing with the black youth in Tangipahoa Parish, it is obvious they need someone to teach them to hold their heads high and be proud of their heritage, work hard for what they receive, and let them know they can succeed with a little hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, they are being taught to just settle for the handouts.
The students know when they walk into the classroom that the teacher can’t do anything to them because if they do, then mommy, daddy, big mama and all the cousins are filing a suit. It sounds harsh but it is the truth in this parish. Unless you live in this area, you really should not comment on the happenings here. I feel sorry for the black youth in my community because their education is getting taken away from them by their own NAACP. I believe the saying goes something like this “Cutting off your nose, despite your face.”
MLK would not be proud of the NAACP, instead he would shake his head in disappointment with the way it is robbing its youth.

Houma, LA

#27 Aug 4, 2009
I am strangely tore on the subject of racism.
It is a terrible thing to see ,yet how we fill and how we are allowed to fill toward others is a small footnote in the freedom that we all desire.
I think it is important to separate believe from action.
For we can not condone ones wicked actions but we can not call wicked ones beliefs.
I may not embrace that you hate the color of my skin ,but I embrace the freedom that allows you to do so.
We have two main racism in America.
One is Divided and unorganized thought. It leaves its sting at times but is ultimately without action. It is just old fashioned racism that will never be dissolved.
The other is Organized racist action.
Keyword ACTION. It has had the horrible face in the past of KKK and Black panthers but can also be hidden under the cloak of good intention.
The reason of hiring or not hiring can not be proofed based on any FACT. Therefor it can be nothing more than legal allegation at best. A company that has built its self on making unprovable legal allegations that always looking for a place to make another unfounded allegation based on race is "Organized racist action".

United States

#28 Apr 29, 2013
To the author of "Biron:"

If you want to do better for your kind, go and take English 101 before you speak.

United States

#30 Sep 11, 2013
Our kind are not the only ones who need English 101 from what I heard at the desegregation meeting in Loranger on Tues. If Tangipahoa Parish would have followed deseg orders in the past, these problems would not be existing today. Yes, qualified or not, it has been difficult for black teachers to acquire and keep a job in Tangi for years. I would feel sorry for you teachers who are now experiencing what we have been experiencing for decades but I don't. I guess you will just have to do what we have been doing....struggle and pray for a better day. In my opinion, most of our black uncertified teachers are better equipped to teach our students. Certification means nothing when you just don't possess the ability.

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