lee academy enrolls it's first black ...

lee academy enrolls it's first black student in history!!

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PROGRESS

United States

#1 Sep 13, 2010
After 40 years of being 100% white, LA enrolls it's first African American student in history. While I think this child will face a few challenges as the school adjusts to it't new demographics, I thinks it's wonderful! I commend LA for accepting change. I also think it's a step in the right direction toward integrating the city of Marianna that it so badly needs. Hopefully this will show that there are actually some financially sound black people that value education as much as the next person. Marianna is still decades behind when it comes to race but this is definately progress!
a helpful friend

Little Rock, AR

#3 Sep 13, 2010
This is not progress this is sad there are plenty of different race people in Marianna with income to attend any school. They just dont want their kids to attend this school.
MJB00

United States

#4 Sep 13, 2010
a helpful friend wrote:
This is not progress this is sad there are plenty of different race people in Marianna with income to attend any school. They just dont want their kids to attend this school.
How can integration ever be a sad? What's sad is how LA has had no form of diversity in history and it's 2010. Even if it's a baby step, it's progress nonetheless.
pissed off

United States

#5 Sep 13, 2010
I feel for the child i know how the people out there are they are going to catch pure HELL and on top of that they wont learn nothing from a bunch of house wives thats on there for there kids thats why we pulled ours out and so did a LOT of others the hell with la
Just wondering

United States

#6 Sep 13, 2010
pissed off wrote:
I feel for the child i know how the people out there are they are going to catch pure HELL and on top of that they wont learn nothing from a bunch of house wives thats on there for there kids thats why we pulled ours out and so did a LOT of others the hell with la
I've noticed that la's numbers are dropping. Where is everyone going? What other good choices are there?
candy

United States

#7 Sep 13, 2010
Actually there has been one black girl there b4.. when I went to lee she was in grade school and there were 3 kids there from south Africa that attended there..
a helpful friend

Little Rock, AR

#8 Sep 13, 2010
Pissed off I see that you can read between the lines and know what I am talking about. It want be succefully because if in 2010 has enrolled the first minority student its too late as we speak. I would never subject my child to a any place like this in these days and time because from the first statement I know what type of struggle it would be for any minority student. There will be a place in Marianna for all students to be sucessfully LA is just not it. And I can afford to send a child to any school.
Wild Bill

Grand Prairie, TX

#9 Sep 13, 2010
It don't matter if the school is public, private, integrated, or whatever, if it is in Lee county it ain't worth sending your kids to
pissed off

United States

#10 Sep 13, 2010
a helpful friend palistine school is 100 times better than la and so is calvery christin in fc the only thing la is is a baby sitting place if you dont have that certean name your nothing your GOING TO PASS IF YOU PLAY SPORTS NO AND IFS OR BUTTS your still dumb as shit but so what i played sports and passed
pissed off

United States

#11 Sep 13, 2010
wild bill public school is better than la belive me i know
b rad

Helena, AR

#12 Sep 13, 2010
mabe the kid can teach l/a students to see past color and judgement and see a person for a person..not color not what there daddy owns...and a who's who perception!..or maybe the kid is so rapped up in the jones life that he only teaches the l/a students that blacks think there the jones too and gossip like all the other girls!!...who knows?...and who cares?....cause i seriously doubt this is going to be a (Remember the Titans movie) type ordeal!!..

Since: Jul 10

Waterloo, Canada

#13 Sep 13, 2010
pissed off wrote:
a helpful friend palistine school is 100 times better than la and so is calvery christin in fc the only thing la is is a baby sitting place if you dont have that certean name your nothing your GOING TO PASS IF YOU PLAY SPORTS NO AND IFS OR BUTTS your still dumb as shit but so what i played sports and passed
I agree I also send my children to palestine it is a hometown school. With a wide range of students of all races
Just wondering

United States

#14 Sep 13, 2010
b rad wrote:
mabe the kid can teach l/a students to see past color and judgement and see a person for a person..not color not what there daddy owns...and a who's who perception!..or maybe the kid is so rapped up in the jones life that he only teaches the l/a students that blacks think there the jones too and gossip like all the other girls!!...who knows?...and who cares?....cause i seriously doubt this is going to be a (Remember the
Titans movie) type ordeal!!..
Good point! I'm hoping she changes people's perception. She's in Kindergarten so I don't think she knows about the jones's yet. Lol!
farmboy

Lake Placid, FL

#15 Sep 13, 2010
hey we gotta have one here to hold the door open for us white kids!!
Wild Bill

Grand Prairie, TX

#16 Sep 14, 2010
pissed off wrote:
wild bill public school is better than la belive me i know
I went to both schools and while I had more fun and the people were nicer at Lee Sr.High; the level of education was below the national adverage, but I agree it is better than LA there were just too many stuckup aholes there both students and teachers
shoe on other foot

United States

#17 Sep 14, 2010
a helpful friend wrote:
Pissed off I see that you can read between the lines and know what I am talking about. It want be succefully because if in 2010 has enrolled the first minority student its too late as we speak. I would never subject my child to a any place like this in these days and time because from the first statement I know what type of struggle it would be for any minority student. There will be a place in Marianna for all students to be sucessfully LA is just not it. And I can afford to send a child to any school.
What about the white ppl that have to subject their kids to the Lee county school district. White kids are the MINORITY there so what the heck is the difference. The kid will do great out there. They will not treat him like a minority as long as he acts like he has some home trainings
a helpful friend

Little Rock, AR

#18 Sep 14, 2010
Shoe on other foot. Home training means nothing when you pay for your education YOU EVERY BEEN TO COLLEGE?
CutiePie

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Sep 14, 2010
farmboy wrote:
hey we gotta have one here to hold the door open for us white kids!!
I hope a black guy beats the ever loving shit out of you one day, peels you up off the ground, and makes you hold his damn door open for him. Maybe then, you will get off you high, white, KKK horse and open your eyes to more than your sad little Lee Academy sheltered life!!

“My mind....”

Since: Jul 09

was a terrible thing to waste

#21 Sep 14, 2010
They probably let the kid into LA because they seem to need a little help in football this year.

And people are starting to realize what a joke that place is.

My 8 yr. old was helping a LA student do his homework who was 16.
That's not good.
pissed off

United States

#22 Sep 14, 2010
hey farmboy you need to grow up you got that la i think i am better than everone else syndrome your a prime example how the kids act out at thath shit hole grow up BOY

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