Sunday, March 14, 2010
School Board Hoodlums
Below is a shocking story of how a School Board chairwoman used the racist phrase “hoodlum”. Please be sure to vote on the on-line poll to express your OUTRAGE over these fine young students being disparaged in such a manner.
Pinellas School Board chairwoman Janet Clark is coming under fire for using the term "hoodlums" to describe a small group of chronically disruptive students in county schools.
Board members Mary Brown and Linda Lerner criticized Clark at Tuesday night's board meeting. And now Ray Tampa, president of the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, said Clark's refusal to apologize has made things worse.
Brown and Lerner weighed in Tuesday night.
"They might be disruptive. They might be in gangs. They might be many things, but they are not hoodlums," Brown said.