"Following an uproar over a policy it said was designed 30 years ago to achieve racial equality, a school district in a Mississippi town on Friday scrapped a system of student elections where race determined whether a candidate could run for some class positions, including president.
The rules sparked an outcry after Brandy Springer, a mother of four mixed-race children in Nettleton, Miss., complained that her 12-year-old daughter couldn't run for class reporter because she wasn't the right race. Read the original memo." MSNBC
It really hurts me to agree with Thaddeus Stevens Matthews, but this is incredible stupidity. I like Mississippi, always have and was trying to move to The Coast when Katrina intervened, but how could this school board have let this remain policy? That county owes the woman from Florida a debt of gratitude for pointing out this foolishness. pl