Award-winning author lectures FHS stu...

Award-winning author lectures FHS students on racism

There are 16 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Oct 15, 2008, titled Award-winning author lectures FHS students on racism. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Pulitzer Prize nominee Victor Villasenor delivered a fiery speech about racism to students Tuesday morning at Farmington High School.

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hmmm

United States

#1 Oct 15, 2008
I understand the freshman & sophomore students which is a mixture of cultures ...but why bring out "spanish & ESL students, along with bilingual teachers"..and the topic was on racism?..there was no mention of anglo students in this writing...seems to have been directed at minorities....I forget, the writer is from the Daily times...
lol

Lubbock, TX

#2 Oct 15, 2008
well considering that this is a racist town it makes sense
Yawnnnnnn

United States

#3 Oct 15, 2008
Mr. Villasenor is preaching to his choir. This is a state where his culteral bretheren are in a majority, not a minority. Just shows reverse racism also exists, no matter your background. Has always been that way and always will. Students would be better off in class learning math than more culteral/diversity 're-education' from the liberal educational system.
Stumped

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Oct 15, 2008
Why have a stupid speaker like this guy? Out children are not learning anything any more! At least get a good speaker.

I heard the speech was one of the worst they have ever had!
Napoleon

Brea, CA

#5 Oct 15, 2008
So are you guys like Pedro's cousins with all the sweet hookups?
Si mon!
Frmr Resident

Roswell, NM

#6 Oct 15, 2008
What a coincidence...the Times emphasizing the "racism" topic at this particular time in lock-step with the Obama campaign.

Isn't ACORN generating enough fraudulent democrat votes in San Juan County?

Let me guess, WHO will the Times endorse in the presidential race?
Amazed

Chinle, AZ

#7 Oct 15, 2008
It's about time they invited a Mexican American to address the public.

Thank you school officials for opening the door to Mr. Villasenor and sharing his inspiring words.

Lord knows Farmington needs another voice and guest at the table of discussion in addressing discrimination.
hmmmmmm

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Oct 15, 2008
Frmr Resident wrote:
What a coincidence...the Times emphasizing the "racism" topic at this particular time in lock-step with the Obama campaign.
Isn't ACORN generating enough fraudulent democrat votes in San Juan County?
Let me guess, WHO will the Times endorse in the presidential race?
I think we all know how biased the DL really is! Shame on you daily times!
uKnoMe

Ganado, AZ

#9 Oct 15, 2008
hmmm wrote:
I understand the freshman & sophomore students which is a mixture of cultures ...but why bring out "spanish & ESL students, along with bilingual teachers"..and the topic was on racism?..there was no mention of anglo students in this writing...seems to have been directed at minorities....I forget, the writer is from the Daily times...
I think you need to read more heavily into this ..."The audience was packed into the south half of the gym, filling nearly every seat in the bleachers. The two-hour assembly was limited to freshmen, sophomores, bilingual teenagers, Spanish students and English as a Second Language learners."

And the paper did state that approximately 800 students attended the seminar. I figured with those numbers, it was a mixed audience.
HadItWitU

Ganado, AZ

#10 Oct 15, 2008
Stumped wrote:
Why have a stupid speaker like this guy? Out children are not learning anything any more! At least get a good speaker.
I heard the speech was one of the worst they have ever had!
Do you have brain pharts, how can Victor VillaseƱor be stupid if he lectures on racism? The "disease" of racism starts with the adults and they teach their children. Maybe you should've been an audience, you could've learned a thing or two.
Stumped

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Oct 15, 2008
HadItWitU wrote:
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Do you have brain pharts, how can Victor VillaseƱor be stupid if he lectures on racism? The "disease" of racism starts with the adults and they teach their children. Maybe you should've been an audience, you could've learned a thing or two.
NEWS FLASH!!! I WAS ATTENDING THE SPEECH! IT SUCKED!
ughhh

Mclean, VA

#13 Oct 15, 2008
Stumped wrote:
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NEWS FLASH!!! I WAS ATTENDING THE SPEECH! IT SUCKED!
You may have been there physically, but not mentally. Many people don't realize that racism still exist and there are many forms of it. Learning to appreciate your roots and other cultures is an important lesson, it helps you grow as person. Which in turn effects your learning...like; English, math, science, and so forth... All these things are important.
FHS mom

Durango, CO

#14 Oct 15, 2008
So my son's teacher, who is a junior at FHS ( the son not the teacher), wanted to take his class to the assembly but was specifically told that she could not. All the seniors were in a meeting for graduation and all the juniors who aren't bilingual (Spanish only, French juniors had to go to class) were all victims of discrimination.
HadItWitU

Ganado, AZ

#16 Oct 15, 2008
Stumped wrote:
I heard the speech was one of the worst they have ever had!
You were there? Then why did you state that you "heard?"
hmmm

United States

#17 Oct 15, 2008
FHS mom wrote:
So my son's teacher, who is a junior at FHS ( the son not the teacher), wanted to take his class to the assembly but was specifically told that she could not. All the seniors were in a meeting for graduation and all the juniors who aren't bilingual (Spanish only, French juniors had to go to class) were all victims of discrimination.
My point earlier...why were anglo students excluded from this assembly? Smells fishy...just like Farmington pd
hmmm

United States

#18 Oct 15, 2008
uKnoMe wrote:
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I think you need to read more heavily into this ..."The audience was packed into the south half of the gym, filling nearly every seat in the bleachers. The two-hour assembly was limited to freshmen, sophomores, bilingual teenagers, Spanish students and English as a Second Language learners."
And the paper did state that approximately 800 students attended the seminar. I figured with those numbers, it was a mixed audience.
"Bilingual teachers...Spanish students & ESL learners" no mention of anglo students...YOU read the article a little further...

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