SCHOOL SUSPENDS STUDENT ELECTIONS BECAUSE ‘NOT ENOUGH MINORITIES WON’

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  1. poncho

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    A middle school principal is withholding the results of a recent student body election because they ‘weren’t diverse enough.’

    Principal Lena Van Haren of Everett Middle School in San Francisco, Calif., said the candidates who were elected ‘weren’t representative’ of the ‘diverse student body.’

    “That is concerning to me because as principal I want to make sure all voices are heard from all backgrounds,” she said in a letter to parents.

    Van Haren also said she was calling a meeting with the student candidates and officials on Wednesday to decide how to make the election results ‘more diverse.’

    The letter, of course, sparked outrage from parents.

    Continue . . . http://www.infowars.com/school-suspends-student-elections-because-not-enough-minorities-won/
     
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    What? This is not setting our children up for the reality of the country, and that is what those elections are for anyway, right? They wouldn't do this in American Government, so what makes him think this is okay for him to do to these students? I'm outraged by this, and it's not even my kids. It is a little close to home for me though because I'm from across the Bay in Oakland, and I'm just trying to think what would have happened if that would have come up s an issue while I was in school? It would not be pretty.
     
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    Well if the election was held fairly and the votes were counted and a winner was clear, I don't see how the result can be altered or disregarded.

    It might not have been what the school principle wanted, but in an election it's the people that decide, that's the whole point of having the election in the first place I would have thought?

    So what's the plan now? Is she going to just pick who she wants instead? That would be a fairer result how?
     
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    Don't be surprised to see this expand. I just voted in an election for an education organisation where you had to vote for male and female candidates because women are guaranteed half the seats. Several county councils and one political party do the same. The problem is they are still having a hard time getting enough women to run, so in some cases any woman who runs is going to be elected to insure there is a gender balance.

    Of course since Ireland just passed a 'Gender Recognition Law' I guess a man could say he was a woman and run for a woman's seat?
     
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    I'm not sure what she is trying to do. Value the students who won while increasing the diversity of the group? The gerrymanderers are responsible for this.Geek

    This reminds me of my high school. We were a majority white population school. But we would always have at least two black cheerleaders on the squad. Never 3. Never 1. But always 2. We also had 16 White Senior Favorites and 16 Black Senior Favorites. 8 white girl Senior Favorites were always paired with 8 white male Senior Favorites in their spreads. And 8 black girl Senior Favorites were always paired with 8 black male Senior Favorites in their spreads.

    I thought it was simply crazy, but had seen it done that way in every previous yearbook and it was done the same way at other schools in the county.

    Crazy.
     
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    Principal Van Haren is an idiot and should be fired.
     
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    I think I can understand where she's coming from and I think she just had good intentions. She doesn't want anyone to be discriminated against or she wants to be seen as caring for all races. That's good if that was her intention. But she can't really alter the votes. Especially because she got such outrage from the parents. I wonder what she'll do about it. Sticky situation.
     
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    I guess as long as she doesn't remove any of the kids who actually WERE elected, it should be okay to just add extra reps. Still seems kinda weird.
     
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    As I read the Chron article, she's not seeting aside the election results. She's delaying their release to find out why they were as they were. Though, I (as a native of the area) would hazard "minorities" she expected to be involved weren't because they had other priorities. Student government could be lower on the l;ist for some of them,.
     
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    I think one story said the school is 80% minorities( Hispanic and Black) and 20% White. So I'm assuming she wants to make sure the white students are "represented". I was Student Government President waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay,waaaaaaaay back a long time ago. And we never made any real decisions that were life or death somebody needed us there to represent them. And I really can't see that being the case with a middle school either.

    She seems to think they do. I guarantee that a majority of the kids don't care who their reps are nearly as much as she does.
     
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    No, Zaac. Here's the lead from the Chron article I linked to:

     
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    This is ridiculous. By making it about minorities, they are creating racism in itself. They are making race an issue. I don't think the fact that there are less minorities being elected has anything to do with their background. I think it has to do with how they present themselves in elections.
     
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    That STILL just makes no sense.

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    Above is the graphic for the school makeup and 85% of the students are minorities. So she noticed no Blacks or Hispanics for the top four positions. Were there any Blacks or Hispanics running for those positions? And if so, maybe she should try asking the students why they voted for the white candidates over the minority candidates?

    But something else seems to be "off" about this school and this story. I can't quite put my finger on it yet.
     
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    Great lesson for the kids. "Vote for who we want you to vote for!"'

    Anybody who doesn't homeschool their children at this point is a fool.
     
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    Actually, this sounds like reverse discrimination. It seems the white children are the minority in this school, and now they are being discriminated against because they won the election.
     
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    Ungh ungh. If you are raising your kids in Christ, let them remain in that mission field of hundreds of students.
     
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    No. I don't know what "ungh ungh" means, but I have a command from God to raise our children in the Lord, not turn them over to public schools to be indoctrinated and receive a shoddy education.

    They have plenty of opportunities to witness without turning them over to Caesar to raise.
     
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    Where? You school them at home all day Monday through Friday.
    On Wednesday night they go to church with Christians.
    On Sunday they go to church with Christians.

    Where are all these opportunities happening?
     
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    Well, you obviously know NOTHING about homeschooling.
     
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