Monday, July 3, 2017

When Is A Valedictorian Not A Valedictorian

Two wrongs don’t make a right. That idiom may be a cliche, but it perfectly applies to many situations of so-called “reverse racism.”
It could also apply to a small town in Mississippi, where a young black woman has earned valedictorian honors.
Instead of celebrating the accomplishment, however, the high school graduate made a sick move against the school district: She’s suing the school because she had to share the graduation stage with a white girl, who also earned a co-valedictorian title.
According to The Washington Post, Jasmine Shepard graduated from Cleveland High School in Mississippi last spring. Both she and a white student were given co-valedictorian honors, but Shepard and her family are still bitter about the shared title even a year later.
“Prior to 2016, all of Cleveland High School’s valedictorians were white,” the recently filed lawsuit states. “As a result of the school official’s unprecedented action of making an African-American student share the valedictorian award with
a white student, the defendants discriminated against.”
The school district has a pretty good explanation for the shared title: Both students had identical grade point averages.
Conservative America

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