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Manchester High School, Chesterfield County, Racial Tension, Students, Parents - wtvr

There are 210 comments on the WTVR story from Nov 18, 2009, titled Manchester High School, Chesterfield County, Racial Tension, Students, Parents - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

"I'm coming to get my child," says Jamie Buckmaster. The mother of a 10th grader at Chesterfield's Manchester High School says things have gotten so bad, now school administrators are singling out students for what they are wearing.

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Brooke

Midlothian, VA

#22 Nov 18, 2009
I go to M.H.S. and things have gotten pretty bad. So people aren't going to school tomorrow and a girl I know who is really nice got jumped for wearing cameo. And she's not in the least bit racist. Things are swirling around about guns and knifes so things are very tense right now.
chingchangchong0 9

Chesterfield, VA

#23 Nov 18, 2009
the problem is the school adminstration being lenient toward one crowd and not the other so i would like to ask the chesterfield county school board to suspend their jobs until they become aware of the problems the africans are startin and stop blaming the rednecks who are being rovoked into all of the fights
areyaserious

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Nov 18, 2009
This is ridiculous. Down here in Southside VA everyone wears it and hunts. It has nothing to do with racism, fire the teacher and I will bring my wife, who hunts with us and is a African American, and let the teacher explain that.
STUDENT

Chesterfield, VA

#26 Nov 18, 2009
i can wear whatever i want to school. if i want to wear camo because i hunt or because i like it i can. nobody is gonna tell me that im racist because i wear camo. some people grow up in the country and thats what they are raised on. really? if you think thats racist then your just ignorant. get over it :)
Student

Richmond, VA

#27 Nov 18, 2009
i just said "I am in no way saying that people who hunt, wear camo, or are proud of their confederate heritage are racist".
If you are her, then let me ask you a question. Why did you choose to wear a white shirt?
Student

Washington, DC

#28 Nov 18, 2009
WO all of you who are commenting obviously don't know the facts. It is more than a bunch of students who like fishing and hunting. I currently go to Manchester and Camo has never been singled out or become a problem until this week. IT IS NOW A PROBLEM because it supports a certain group. It is not a coincidence that a bunch of white kids decided to wear camo white tshirts and orange hats on the same day and bunch of black students decided to wear black on the same day. It was organized and that is when it is an issue. They wore it yesterday and it was CLEAR that it was planned in support of the "rednecks" Kids who aren't normally dressed like that were dressed from head to toe in camo. Yeah thats 'normal' It is absolutely ridiculous what we are doing at this school. NOt that the teachers and administrators are taking action by trying to stop any activity but that my student body is dumb enough to think that the adults won't notice. Everyone makes a big fuss if something were to really happen but when schools do try to prevent something they are overreacting, what do you really want.
Pathetic

Highland Springs, VA

#29 Nov 18, 2009
Neither the camos or the saggy jeans are in any way shape or form a racist act. Both are social/fasion trends and if you assume someone is a redneck and hates black people because they wear camo or that someone is a drug dealing thug who hates white people because they sag their pants then you are an idiot and probably a racist.
Chesterfield is not the perfect little county it claims to be. Sad to say it is facing the problems of intergration almost 50 years too late. Pathetic.
Student

Richmond, VA

#30 Nov 18, 2009
I like and completely agree with your points.
Student

Richmond, VA

#31 Nov 18, 2009
not yours ^
this guys: WO all of you who are commenting obviously don't know the facts. It is more than a bunch of students who like fishing and hunting.
student

Chesterfield, VA

#32 Nov 18, 2009
integrating the schools was a bad mistake these two kinds of people are gonna clash forever until something really bad happens i vote for segregation
flybrah

Richmond, VA

#33 Nov 18, 2009
yo i rock dem shell top adidas! i keep it fresh! ain't nobody ever step on them, not even no red necks or hunter lookin cats
Student

Richmond, VA

#34 Nov 18, 2009
All of you are f------ ignorant, drop this shit, f--- the media, and f--- your tacky cliques, f-gots.
chesterfield student

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Nov 18, 2009
Dear Student wrote:
The rebel flag represents the southern states that for slavery in the civil war. As told by my mother, that's why it should be banned
your mother is wrong. you are wrong. learn something useful in your life then talk to me
Student

Richmond, VA

#36 Nov 18, 2009
Is that supposed to racist?
john

Chesterfield, VA

#37 Nov 18, 2009
i vote segregation this all started with some blacks from the middle school sending some messages to rednecks about "we are gonna jump u if u have camo on" so some little black caused this thinking he is a thug so he the cause
unknown student

Richmond, VA

#38 Nov 18, 2009
this is dumb, because two kids decided to get to fighting the whole school out of wack, I must be rascist too, kuz i wear white tees n camo jackets but im black soooooooo ,you can wear watever the hell you want to wear, i wear skinny jeans n all that too, white n black girls love me n i have country friends who hunt n is on the basketball team , it doesnt matter what you wear its cus sum ignorant ass ppl wantd to fight n since they were ov different race n two totally different groups they decided to blame race, n all of the other ignorant followers do what they do n follow behind n feed into the bullshit
Mother of a MHS student

AOL

#39 Nov 18, 2009
I am so sick of the black kids getting away with this crap.Let me tell you that facts as told to me by the staff of MHS. A group of white students were ATTACKED sucker punched by a black student on Mon.! A student was pulled from a group of 30 other students today wearing white and camo and was yelled at by Ms. Ellis she was told and I quote" you are a racist and because of you someone will end up dead" SO GET IT RIGHT..My kids wear camo hunting coats to school everyday and most the time there t-shirts are white.CHEAP WARM CLOTHING. I love my kids redneck friends they are good ole boys through and through. You people who think this is non-issue reall are idiots and need to realize that we are a free country and I don't owe any black person for what happend during slavery. Wake up racism goes both ways even the resource officer who is black has been heard saying he can't stand the rednecks at MHS
Mhs2010

Richmond, VA

#40 Nov 18, 2009
During the Civil War, many Southern states left the Union. These Confederate or "Rebel" states wanted their own flag to fly. The first Rebel flag that flew over the Confederacy, was the Bonnie Blue. The Bonnie Blue was never adopted by the confederacy, but it was loved by the people. Officially, the first Rebel flag was the Stars and Bars. The Stars and Bars flew from March 1861 to May of 1863. Unfortunately this Rebel flag looked too much like the Union's Stars and Stripes. The Confederate states decided to look further for a more unique design...
Well for one im a Manchester high school senior and i believe if they consider a camo jacket and the rebel flag raciest then they need a huge history check, cuz if you go out to the good ole country and see what some blacks wear out their then it will be a total diffrent issue cuz i know of a few blacks that hunt wear camo dip and fish and love the life . Also i believe the Manchester high school office and the principle are just dumb ass people who know ever year this just keeps getting worse and worse and now taking a girl out and saying that to her... come on now people we just need to go back to the old days where everything was fine or better yet send all illegal people out of the damn us and make it segregated again
I love life

Charlottesville, VA

#41 Nov 18, 2009
the bottom line is..
the "black kids" were mad so they wanted to jump the "camo kids" , so they did. they got the bad end of the fight. so they wanted to retaliate. now the "black kids" threaten "camo kids" with guns and knives. the law got word of this and stepped in. now everyone is havin a hissy fit over the law being involved. the whole camo is racist, yes is BS. camo is mostly how the "black kids" recognize their "opponents". And i totaly agree with other people on here saying that the administration needs to focus on the violence and forget the clothing.
john

Chesterfield, VA

#42 Nov 18, 2009
im damn proud of my heritage and im not gonna stop believeing in it so these blacks need to get out with there ignorance and stop jumping girls they are not thugs because they can hit girls.

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