Daily Archives: May 29, 2012
white male Hays High School students face felony charges for vandalizing school, wrote racial slur on black teacher’s door
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When students came to Jack C. Hays High School Monday morning, everything looked fine. Two days earlier it was a different story.
“I don’t like when property gets damaged, personal property, school property. Property that gets paid for by tax payer dollars,” said Hays Consolidated Independent School District paren’t Debbie Munoz.
HISD says two students went on a vandalism spree at the “Home of the Rebels” after Saturday school, courses taken for credit recovery or detention. In the baseball field concession stand, equipment was knocked over and the food inside was destroyed. In a science lab a fire extinguisher was discharged. And in perhaps the most disturbing crime, a racial slur was written on a black female teacher’s classroom door.
“That’s just unacceptable. Especially today nowadays. I don’t like that the kids continue to use those words. It’s horrible,” Munoz said.
“I feel sorry for the parents. [They are] that might be embarrassing really,” added Kyle resident Sherry Mims.
The school district handed down the maximum punishment for the students who committed the crime. They’ll now spend the rest of the school year at an alternative campus. The 14-year-old boys are facing three felonies: burglary of a building, graffiti of a school and criminal mischief.
“They need to pay restitution for the damage that’s been done. So they need to pay for it I think,” Mims added.
“Maybe they don’t think what the consequences are going to be thereafter. What they’ve actually done to something that doesn’t belong to them,” said Hays High School alumna Beth Cecrme.
“They’re just going to go to the alternative campus, is that it for the rest of the year? So what’s that? One more week of school. Is it going to continue on into the next year?” Munoz asked.
The district says it will. The teens won’t be back at Jack Hays High School next school year, and neither will the teacher whose door was written on. She turned in a letter of resignation, effective at the end of this school year. District officials say that resignation was turned in before this incident happened.
On the same day that the students were taken into custody for the vandalism, HISD received a “No Place for Hate” designation from the Anti-Defamation League.
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LIKE ANY football fan, 26-year-old Vadym is elated when his team scores. But he has an especially offensive way of showing his appreciation. He punches his chest, salutes and shouts “Sieg Heil!” – insisting later that his Nazi “Hail Victory” gesture is just a bit of fun.
His action would be unacceptable anywhere but the fact that Vadym lives in the Ukraine where the Jewish population was decimated by the Nazis during the Second World War – with between 100,000 and 150,000 shot in a single ravine outside the capital Kiev alone – makes his claim repugnant.
The truly worrying aspect of his attitude is that he is not alone. Vadym is a member of a far-Right group in Ukraine which recruits and trains football hooligans to attack foreigners and whose activities were revealed on a chilling TV documentary shown last night.
Yet despite the fact that racism is endemic in Ukraine, in just 10 days’ time the Eastern European country – along with neighbouring Poland – will host one of the most prestigious football championships of all, Euro 2012.
Such is the concern over the country’s lax attitude to racism that the families of two black England players have now decided to heed advice from the Foreign Offi ce and stay away. Neither Theo Walcott’s family nor the relatives of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 18, will be in Ukraine, where the England team will play all three of their group matches.
The brother of midfielder Walcott tweeted that he and his father would not be flying out to support the star because of “possible racist attacks”.
Official Foreign Office advice is that “Travellers of Asian or Afro- Caribbean descent and individuals belonging to religious minorities should take extra care”.
Former England defender Sol Campbell thinks all England supporters should cancel their flights. “Stay home, watch it on TV,” he says. “Don’t even risk it. You could end up coming back in a coffin.”
OVER the past week politicians, human-rights campaigners and football fans have been expressing concern about the tournament. Unofficial warnings suggest Ukraine can be an inadvisable destination for fans who are black, Asian or gay.
Kiev was forced to abandon its first Gay Pride march this month after it was ambushed by 500 Right-wing football hooligans, who beat up several would-be marchers.
The US State Department’s advice to travellers to Ukraine suggests Campbell may have a valid point: “The police and government’s slow response to hate crimes is a continuing concern. Although senior government officials have publicly deplored hate crimes, street-level law enforcement officials are either unwilling or unable to deter hate crimes effectively or protect racial minorities adequately.”
Scaremongering before a major tournament is nothing new. “Normally it involves the myth of organised hooliganism and has little to do with reality,” says one seasoned football correspondent.
“In this case, however, the worries about racism may prove correct.” According to Chris Rogers, who made the Panorama documentary for the BBC, fans and players are right to be wary. As well as footage of Ukrainian fans giving the Nazi salute his programme showed them taunting black players with monkey noises, singing anti-Semitic chants and even captured a ruthless attack on a group of Indian students at the Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, one of the Euro 2012 venues .
“Teams here have a following of hardcore ‘Ultras’ – a name given to fans who put on spectacular displays of support using home-made banners, flares and chanting,” says Rogers. “But I’ve been told some nationalist organisations are tapping into the Right-wing ideology of some Ultra-hooligans, recruiting them as members and using them to perpetrate violence against foreigners.”
Vadym is one. He belongs to The Patriot Of Ukraine, one of many nationalist movements in the country. The underground bar where he drinks and which functions as the unofficial clubhouse for his organisation, features a huge mural of the Celtic cross, often used as a symbol of white supremacy.
Chillingly he showed Rogers footage of himself at a Patriot training camp: “He says the training is preparation for a civil war to rid the country of immigrants and overthrow the Ukrainian government .”
The Patriots have 18 branches across Ukraine. All host cities of Euro 2012 have a branch.
Ivanna Pavlovets, who was born in the UK, recently visited her late father’s home. Now in her 40s and working as a journalist in London she found parts of Ukraine beautiful but was also aware of endemic racist attitudes.
SHE says: “Racism is far more acceptable there. The Ukrainians don’t see it as anything too wrong. All the terms we would consider unacceptable they still use in common parlance. I think it’s a result of having been isolated from international social mores for all those years under communism. Even after 20 years they are still emerging. They are still being socialised, if I can put it that way.
“They still use racist terms against Jewish people, for example. The thing is, it’s not always unkindly meant, they just don’t see anything wrong in pointing out differences. Although it’s not always malicious, it quite often can be if they see those differences as threatening.”
The decision of UEFA – European football’s governing body – to give the tournament to Ukraine and Poland, rather than Italy, the other front-runner, was spectacularly ill-judged according to Sol Campbell .
“UEFA were wrong, what they should say is that if you want this tournament you sort your problems out. You do not deserve these prestigious tournaments.”
More than 80,000 police and stewards in Ukraine are now said to be receiving “anti-discrimination training” ahead of the finals which begin on June 8. It may be a question of too little too late.
- nazi mob lies in wait for England fans: riot police march into battle against thugs on Euro 2012 terraces – but turn a blind eye to racist chants and violence (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)
- safe areas known as “inclusivity zones” established in town centres, bars, restaurants for non-white England football fans visiting Ukraine (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)
- it’s official: Africans and Asians should expect to be racially abused at European Championship this summer (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)
- Theo Walcott’s Family Will Not Go To Euro 2012 Over Racist Fears (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)
relocated teachers and staff members from sex scandal-plagued Miramonte Elementary School held a rally
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Teachers and staff members who were relocated from scandal-plagued Miramonte Elementary School held a march and rally on Thursday afternoon.
It’s been three months of silence since they were removed from their classrooms as part of an investigation into alleged misconduct by two of their co-workers.
The teachers say that removal was unfair, as they’ve been instructed not to have any contact with their former students.”A bond that I built with my students and their families was broken,” one teacher said at the rally.
“All of us have been publicly punished and humiliated for the alleged acts of two people,” another said.
Thursday’s rally took place at Augusta Hawkins high school in South Los Angeles, where the teachers have been placed since February.
Augusta Hawkins is an unopened school that is still under construction.
The entire staff at Miramonte Elementary was replaced after teachers Mark Berndt and Martin Springer were charged with abuse of students.
“Teachers who have done nothing wrong and have been cleared of anything wrong doing continue to be punished and kept away from Miramonte,” United Teachers of Los Angeles South Area said in a news release.
“Supt. John Deasy refuses to allow to the original Miramonte their rights to return to Miramonte for the rest of this year or even next school year.”
The release adds that, “Parents have also been demanding that their teachers be returned to Miramonte.”
“The removal of the Miramonte innocent has made a bad situation, worse,” it says.
Deasy declined to comment on Thursday’s rally.
Berndt, 61, has pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of lewd conduct for allegedly photographing students blindfolded, gagged and being spoon-fed his semen.
Berndt, who worked at the school for more than 30 years, was arrested on Jan. 30.
He is being held on $23 million bail — $1 million for each charge.
A second accused former Miramonte teacher, 49-year-old Martin Bernard Springer, is free on $300,000 bail.
He was fitted with a court-ordered ankle monitoring device before his release.
Springer was arrested on Feb. 3, and fired several days later, after charges were filed that he sexually abused two students.
Marcus Garvey's Story
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica on August 17, 1887. In 1910, he began traveling throughout Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. In his travels, he saw that Black people of the time owned nothing, regardless of where he went in the world, and were not united. He was determined to do something about it.
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girlfriend's daughter before her death this week.
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“I think every person that calls themselves a leader, a preacher, a policy maker of any kind should ask and answer the question in their own life time, how will my people stay on this earth? How will they be educated? How will they be schooled? How will they be housed? And how will they be defended? The answer to these questions will…
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