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.