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Maddie - Saukville

Granted, he's no rocket scientist, but, uh, they can't see the President of the United States of America?

I'll say of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the same thing I like to say about the bible, as the two have rather consistent messages and I quote the pirate Long John Silver: "Sometimes thems which quote the Bible/MLK has less of the good book/man in them than thems which don't."

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Moonbeam

Esecially when things are quoted out of context for less than honorable motives. It happens a lot! And can we say, "reverse racism"? Ugh.

Adam

If you ever have to figure out if something is racist, all you have to do is change the words from "white" to "black" (and vice versa). In this case, if "white" students were only taken on a field trip to meet with a rocket scientist, and left the "black" students back at school... All you are doing is flipping around two whole words in the entire scenario, and only then would it become racist.

Adam

Additionally, I can't stand the term "reverse racism" (and I mean no disrespect to you personally, Moonbeam...I just chose this place to voice my opinion). If someone is discriminated against or are favored for the color of their skin, it's racism. Reverse racism implies that it only happens when it is a situation where whites are discriminated against. Racism, therefore would imply that it happens only when whites discriminate against blacks, ergo making whites the only true "racists", which is not true. Racism is racism regardless of who is being discriminated. Does this make any sense, or am I just rambling?

Moonbeam

No disrespect taken, Adam. I once told my husband that he "hit the head with the nail", and he never let me live it down! So there you have it.

Rachel Ann

I agree with Adam. Racism is racism. This guy is deliberately creating divisions between students. And he's a PRINCIPAL? Is that what educators are paid to do now?

Frank

Why didn't the school bring the scientist to the school so the whole student body could participate ? Seems like the logical solution. Oh wait. We are talking about school officials, that when it comes to spending other people's money, may have thought that doing an exclusive field trip for a specific group would be o k, because they could do it again, and again for every one else.

j

Could you just imagine if...

Moonbeam

Ok. So that phrase has some drawbacks. Simply put, my point, however, is that the Left has been relentlessly adept as playing "the race card" by sometimes overcompensating to people groups who once experienced an unmistakeable racism... and situations like this show clearly what the disastrous results are. And yes, of course it's stupid and wrong.

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