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#1 Apr 20, 2013

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In Jefferson schools, a systemic racism: A guest column by Katie Schwartzmann on June 02, 2012 at 6:20 AM

As Times-Picayune readers may have seen, the Southern Poverty Law Center recently brought Jefferson Parish school psychologist Mark Traina's racist comments to the attention of the Department of Education and asked it to investigate. For those who missed it, Traina tweeted that "Young Black Thugs" should be "(p)ut down like the Dogs they are" instead of incarcerated.

traina.jpgView full sizeWDSU-TVMark Traina

Traina, who is white, has referred to himself as a "Wallace Man at Heart," a reference to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace's staunch segregationist stance. Unfortunately, Traina participated in decisions related to students' placement in alternative schools, including several students in the law center's recent complaint. He has since resigned.

There has been appropriate public outrage over Traina's comments. It is a problem, after all, to have someone who believes in segregation making decisions about where black children go to school. But we also should remember that Mark Traina is just one individual. The problems in Jefferson Parish schools are bigger than he is. Children are being pushed into the prison system because of a system-wide failure that warrants an honest examination of the more subtle forms of racism that are at work.

In the Jefferson Parish public school system, typical teenage misbehavior, such as horseplay or cursing, doesn't result in a trip to the principal's office -- at least not for black students. Instead, they are arrested or sent to alternative schools where they often languish for months or even years. Alternative school resembles a real "school" in name only. Students sit at a computer for hours, working through a series of online courses. The teacher is only there to answer questions. There's no instruction, no classroom discussions or extracurricular activities. No accommodations are made for students with disabilities.

This isn't about bad kids getting the punishment they deserve. There's no evidence that lopsided discipline rates are due to black students inherently behaving worse. There is no doubt that white students engage in horseplay and cursing. This is about discriminatory attitudes and policies that treat minor misbehavior by black youth as criminal. Much of this discrimination is born out of assumptions and fear, particularly in regard to young black men.

Traina's comments were outrageous. When a school official holds such views, there's little doubt it can harm students of color. But what's happening in Jefferson Parish cannot be blamed on one person. You don't need to shout your prejudices from a mountaintop -- or post them online -- to derail young lives.

These problems in Jefferson Parish -- and in other school districts -- are systemic. They're the result of discipline policies that criminalize typical student misbehavior. They're the result of assumptions that cast any misbehavior by a youth of color as proof of inherent criminality. We see it in Jefferson Parish's schools. And we see it elsewhere in statistics that show black youths are much more likely to be stopped by police and to be arrested than their white peers for similar offenses.

When we treat students of color like criminals, we the adults set them up for failure.

Katie Schwartzmann is an ATTORNEY for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Louisiana office.

fatuous1 is a "REALIST" and the SPLC is a "LEFTEST HATE GROUP", finally the TRUTH comes OUT!

Slidell, LA

#2 Apr 20, 2013

Obama Signs An Executive Order Taking Away Public Schools’ Ability To Discipline Unruly Black Students
Rogers, Examiner, July 30, 2012
Barack Obama’s “African American Education Initiative” creates a new Federal bureaucracy. One of its goals will be to stop disciplinary action against black public school students who misbehave.
Back in 2007, I had two white female public school teachers tell me why Barack Obama was desperately needed as president. They said that black male students have no male role models. If only Obama was elected, black male students would improve their behavior and academic performance, they claimed.
In many major cities, black academic performance has actually gotten worse since Obama took office. We have also seen the dramatic nationwide rise of black teen mob violence under the Obama administration.
On July 26, Obama signed an executive order titled the “African American Education Initiative.” The order essentially gives a green light for black students to misbehave in public schools. In two places, Obama’s executive order calls on schools to reduce the number disciplinary actions taken against blacks students. The order specifically calls on schools to “not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”
To comply, public schools would have to engage in a racial quota system of discipline. The executive order will create a new Federal bureaucracy to pressure school systems to comply with the president’s demands. The executive order makes no mention of any effort to get black students to improve behavior.
There is a reason why blacks are more likely to be disciplined in school: black students are more likely to misbehave. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that there is a huge crime rate disparity between blacks and other racial groups.

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fatuous1 is MARK TRAINA an outspoken Civil Rights Activist/Certified School Psychologist from South East Louisiana.

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