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20 Responses to “I hope Pat Buchanan is outraged!”
Well, to be fair, after reading some more articles about it, I hear that the principal’s explanation is that the white boy’s scores were really really close to the black girl’s. Like, within .03 or .05 grade points. It makes much more sense to me now. Scores that close, I mean, you can’t really say there’s a “first” or “second” place. Like at the Olympics, man. When they give out the co-gold medals when the times are just a few tenths of a second apart.
She should sue her mom for naming her Kymberly Wimberly.
I think she will probably lose the case though, based on what I’ve read. They school system can make a good argument based on the handbook policy. It’s a shame, because if the situation were revered, there is no way they would have given co-val status to Kym. Though I think it has more to due with being a teen mom than being black, though there is probably some racial element to it as well.
I couldn’t swear I was even in the top half of my high school class of 1000-ish, and yet I went to the same law school as F-Train.
What does that say about the wisdom of how we spent our time in high school?
Agreed about liking VinNay’s comment. Wondering if that’s what VinNay really would have done when he was 17 or 18, or if that’s what he would do now. It’s a lot to ask of a teenager to be that big — but he totally would be the hero of that story now if he had.
Hmm, I note that when I do the “colon, P” emoticon, it makes a smiley face, rather than a tounge sticking out face. I intended a tounge sticking out face, although the smiling face is not entirely wrong, there.
I’m not trying to toot my own horn, but I was a pretty awesome 17 teen year old as far as this type of thing went. I have stories to tell, but they sound like bragging, which at this point in my life, they are. So I will refrain.
Aw, your point was clear; we’re just teasing. You make it so fun.
And agreed, the girl will get a whole lot more mileage out of “I was the girl who had to fight the system to get my title”, than “I was best of the podunks in Podunk-Town”. Besides, I can’t name one Miss America other than Vanessa Williams. Clearly, if you’re black, you’re better off having your title taken from you. The principal was doing that girl a favor!