Texas Black Student Given ‘Most Likely to Blend in with White People’ Award

May 29, 2017 bcic_admin 0

Her mother says, “Everyone doesn’t believe that this is real but yes, this certificate shows that this is real.”
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Days after a student received an award stating she was most likely to be a terrorist, a 7th grade student at the same school was given an offensive award too.

According to FOX 26 News, Sydney Caesar, a student at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Texas, received an award that stated she was “Most Likely to Blend in With White People,” from her teacher Stacey Lockett.

Cesar’s sister Lauren Easton told FOX 26 that the teacher’s behavior lacked “common sense.”

“I mean, how can you think that is okay to say it in the first place and then right after a major event has happened. It just doesn’t make any sense.”“I feel really bad for her because I saw her in class, she was really upset about it and she just wouldn’t talk at all for the rest of the day,” she added.

Sydney was so upset that she skipped the last day of class.

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— Lindsey Henry (@LindseyFOX26) May 26, 2017

“It made me feel really embarrassed about what other people were going to say and what’s she gonna dot,” the 7th grader told a reporter.

And her mother Latonya Robinson is concerned that her daughter is going to be bullied next year.

“For that child to either be called a terrorist or she’s not black enough, basically now the students are taking that and that’s her label for the rest of the school year,” Robinson said.

The school issued the following statement:

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Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Say Prosecution Wants To Limit Black Jurors

May 24, 2017 bcic_admin 0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to “systematically” keep blacks off the jury after prosecutors used their strikes to keep two black women off the panel.

Judge Steven O’Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a former detective who had sued Pittsburgh and may have an anti-government bias.

The 11 people chosen so far include one black juror. Lawyers return Wednesday to seek the final juror and six alternates.

O’Neill said he would revisit the issue if defense lawyer Brian McMonagle offered statistical evidence to back his discrimination complaint.

The 100 people summoned to the Allegheny County courthouse so far included 16 people of color. A new jury pool will be summoned Wednesday..

A black woman who said she knows only “basic information” about the case and a white man who initially expressed a tendency to believe police are now on the panel.

The male juror said he can put that aside if instructed to do so, and defense lawyers accepted him on the panel.

The jury so far consists of six men and five women. Only one of them is black. Cosby has said he believes the case may have racial overtones.

Lawyers need 12 jurors and six alternates total for the trial starting June 5 near Philadelphia.

Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.


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