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Daily Archives: May 23, 2012
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress threatened to take legal action against a Johannesburg gallery for displaying art which lampoons President Jacob Zuma and accuses the party of corruption.
The African National Congress wants the Goodman Gallery to remove a painting of Zuma called “The Spear“, which depicts the president with his genitals exposed, and another work that has a “For Sale” sign superimposed over the party logo.
The picture of Zuma is a facsimile of a famous poster of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. In the red, black and yellow drawing, the president is depicted as striking Lenin’s heroic stance, except his genitals hang outside of his trousers.
The works are part of a collection called “Hail to the Thief” and are meant to question whether the century-old African National Congress has lost its moral compass.
“I think they [The African National Congress] are angry about defamation, in particular. I think it’s related specifically to the president’s [Jacob Zuma] image, to how he’s portrayed to the public,” gallery spokesperson Lara Koseff told Reuters.
The gallery has refused to remove the portrait, or any of the artist’s works, and Koseff said the artist was within his rights to express himself.
“The gallery doesn’t feel that we are defaming the president in any way, in fact we feel that artist has every right to present this image in this space and we are going to support him.”
Anton Harber, chairman of the Freedom of Expression Institute, said the African National Congress‘s demands were absurd.
“I think like a lot of good art it’s provocative, it is meant to get us thinking and talking about very pertinent issues. Issues of corruption, nepotism and these are serious things and the artist is clearly being brave and provocative around it,” said Director of Freedom of Expression Institute Anton Harber.
“I can see that some of the pictures might make people uncomfortable but art is not there always to make one feel comfortable.”
Since coming into office in 2009, Zuma has been widely regarded as unimpressive on the policy front, while making headlines with his colorful personal life. The president has been married six times and fathered 21 children. He faces a race for re-election as the party leader at the end of this year.
The Spear by well-known anti-apartheid artist Brett Murray has already been sold for R136,000 (16,000 U.S. dollars) to a German citizen.
Is bullying “out of control” at Carbondale Area High School? That’s what one parent told the Carbondale Area School Board in March. Now, a second parent has stepped forward to say the problem remains a serious one.
Both parents have complained that the district hasn’t done enough to address the issue (the names of the two women are being withheld by the NEWS, to protect their children). The first parent told the board in March that her biracial daughter was called a racial epithet when she was in the 8th grade and told to “go back to Mexico across the border where you belong.”
The parent stated that the incident was reported to high school principal Joseph Farrell, who handled it satisfactorily, but she said she continues hearing stories from parents as well as their kids about students from mixed marriages being subjected to racism and harassment at the school. “The whole biracial thing is out of control,” she offered. “Something has to be done because that stuff went out with the 1950s!” Farrell told the board that appropriate disciplinary action was taken in regard to the incident involving this woman’s daughter, and the woman confirmed that. He said the same is true in all such cases which are reported, insisting that they are handled “very, very aggressively.”
However, at a meeting on Wednesday night, May 16, a second parent addressed the board members and told them that the problem persists. She stated that even though school officials knew that some girls were planning to attack her daughter, not enough was done to protect her. Consequently, she related, those girls ended up “jumping” her daughter after school with the intent of “putting her in the hospital or possibly killing her.” Superintendent Dr. Dominick Famularo responded that the district has an anti-bullying policy in place, and he said it is fully enforced whenever an incident is reported. However, the parent disputed that assertion. “You claim to have a zero-tolerance policy, but it’s not zero tolerance,” she argued, “it’s a ‘Let’s close our eyes to it’ policy.”
She asked to meet with the board members and district officials to discuss the matter in detail, urging them: “I am pleading with you!” The board called an executive session and met privately with the woman, although no action was taken by the board afterward. Famularo stated that when any student comes home from school and tells his parents about a bullying problem that he or she is experiencing, the parents should take immediate action. “Call the school the next day,” he urged the parents, adding that if the matter isn’t quickly and fully resolved by school administrators, the parents should then call him personally at the district’s administrative office to report the problem.
Racist? Head coach Jason Popp in the Richmond Heights High School gym on February 3. He has been suspended after allegedly taunting his black students
A white Ohio basketball coach has been suspended for the rest of the season after furious parents accused him of using racial slurs against their children.
Richmond Heights High School coach Jason Popp is now undergoing sensitivity training after being suspended without pay for the rest of the season.
The school announced its decision after claims from parents and members of the basketball team that Popp had racially harassed the players and called them nigger.
The school’s varsity basketball team had been undefeated so far this season. But their dream streak turned into a nightmare as the accusations went public.
Players declared they would boycott the rest of the season if Popp did not go.
Schools superintendent Linda Hardwick hesitated for two days over her decision. She has refused to confirm if Popp said what he is accused of saying.
Students claim Popp has not denied what he is accused of. But one parent, Rick Early, said he believed the issue was more about insensitivity than racism.
‘They’ve lost faith in him,’ he told local media. ‘They feel this guy has really broken their spirit.’
The power of words: Popp has been defended by former students – but his basketball team were willing to risk their dream season to see him go
At a meeting last Wednesday night furious parents took their case to local media, claiming they were sticking to the guns, and either Popp had to go or they would.
Last Thursday Dr Hardwick said the coach would be suspended with pay, replaced by an assistant.
He would continue to teach health classes at the school, she said, and is set to take up coaching again next year after sensitivity training.
Every other teacher in the district is also set to undergo such training.
Despite the outcry, students in Popp’s health class defended their teacher.
And one of his former basketball players told Newsradio WTAM 1100 that he was an ‘old school’ coach who taught by the fundamentals.
The former player, named in reports as Spencer, said he never heard Popp say anything inappropriate.
In fact, he said Popp had often warned the team that they would face racial slurs playing in rural districts – but that they shouldn’t pay attention.
- Racial slurs lead to 4-game suspension for lacrosse team (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)
The Jefferson Parish School Board has been under fire recently: civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center filed a complaint alleging that the school system “sends a disproportionate number of black and disabled students to alternative schools to languish for months.” Now the group is targeting Jefferson Parish for employing a school psychologist who has posted a slew of racially charged comments online.
Mark Traina works with the same alternative schools to which so many black and disabled students have been relegated. On his Twitter account, Traina says his interests are “politics, the economy, reading and expressing [his] opinion.” But his opinions are especially problematic given the fact that he’s one of the people responsible for placing students in alternative schools.
His comments on the Trayvon Martin case are about what you’d expect: “Zimmerman was the real victim and he held his ground!” and “Zimmerman was attacked and he simply defended himself.”
But it’s some of his earlier tweets that may prove the most damaging. In January, he went on a tirade against “young black thugs.” Some of the highlights include “ANOTHER YOUNG BLACK MALE THUG-NEEDS TO DIE-I PRAY THAT THE VICTIMS FRIENDS GET TO HIM 1ST. SO THE POLICE WON’T HAVE TO KILL HIM,” “We are faced with a young Black Army of Thugs who have declared War on the American Way of Life-Holding America Hostage as we speak,” and “Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!”
According to another tweet, “Mark a. Traina is an American Civil Rights Activist who unlike Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton represents all Americans.” Perhaps we’re simply misreading this civil rights activist’s intentions?
Traina has responded to the allegations in comment threads on NOLA.com.
This is just another way to harass the Jefferson Parish Public School System. One only needs to read the Times Picayune to see who the real trouble makers are. Sadly, it is disproportionately young black males. Everyone knows that our jails throughout the United States are disproportionately filled with black people. Why would the rate be any different in an educational environment?
In the rallying cry of racists everywhere, Traina added, “Everything I said is fact-based, backed up by data. I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body. I’m not a racist. I’m a realist.”
School superintendent James Meza said that he learned about the Traina complaint today, and that they will begin an investigation. In response to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s repeated allegations, the U.S. Department of Education‘s office of civil rights will be sending representatives to the Jefferson Parish school system this week.
- New Orleans prisoners abandoned to flood waters during Hurricane Katrina
- More Black Parents Picking Homeschool Over Public School
- unarmed black people murdered by killer cops
- white Houston police officers brutally beat handcuffed black 15 year old child
- www.irateirishman.com: how white beings view african people
- www.chimpout.com: how white beings view african people
- www.niggermania.com: how white beings view african people
- cradle-to-grave prison system for africans: black boy, 9, suspended for calling teacher cute
- cradle-to-grave prison system for africans: FL police pepper spray 9 year-old girl, charge her with multiple felonies.
- cradle-to-grave prison system for africans: boy, 6, suspended from school for sexual harassment after reciting line from Sexy and I Know It song
- cradle-to-grave prison system: 6 year old black female kindergartner handcuffed and arrested
Burlington Schools Superintendent Jeanne Collins at a school board finance committee meetting on Tuesday