• In the Spotlight:
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Alabama Judge Rules to Allow School to Segregate From Black People

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM
  • 15 Replies
The Judge hearing the case agreed to allow Gardendale the chance to re-segregate themselves. As The Root reports:

U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala heard the case of Jefferson County Board of Education v. Gardendale City Board of Education and issued an extensive, wide-ranging ruling Wednesday. The case was not overly complex, and was mostly black vs. white. The white residents of Gardendale wanted to break away from the county’s schools, creating a new district that reflected the demographics of the city. The parents of black students in Gardendale’s schools said the white parents just wanted to get rid of the schools’ black students.

In her 190-page ruling, Haikala admitted that Gardendale City’s motivations were based on race and inequality. She pointed to a Facebook group with thinly veiled racist messages and wrote about flyers that listed “some of the best” white schools that had already left Jefferson County Schools alongside a list of “bad” racially mixed schools, with a white child asking, “Which one will you choose?” The report noted that the flyers delivered an “unambiguous message of inferiority.” The ruling reprimanded the parents for their continued reference to “Smithfield kids” (a reference to a mostly black section of Jefferson County whose children attend Gardendale schools) in a degrading manner.

http://www.theroot.com/judge-allows-white-alabama-town-to-return-to-segregatio-1794753097
by on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:53 AM
Waiting for the "well, 'they' have HBCUs" excuse.
romalove
by Roma on Aug. 4, 2017 at 8:56 AM
1 mom liked this

Without reading the 190 page decision, if she admitted it was about race, on what basis did the judge allow the segregation?

SuG4
by brown sugar on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM
1 mom liked this
I personally don't care if white ppl want to segregate from black ppl! If the area that I live in has the same quality schools as them, I'd say, bye Felicia!! LOL
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM
1 mom liked this
Alabama judge slams ‘unmistakable’ racism behind city’s segregation plan — then green-lights it anyway


http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/alabama-judge-slams-unmistakable-racism-behind-citys-segregation-plan-then-green-lights-it-anyway/


Ms.KitKat
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:06 AM

wait- how is that even legal?

couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:08 AM
This is disgusting.

Quoting -Celestial-: Alabama judge slams ‘unmistakable’ racism behind city’s segregation plan — then green-lights it anyway


http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/alabama-judge-slams-unmistakable-racism-behind-citys-segregation-plan-then-green-lights-it-anyway/


Sparkles4Lui
by Gold Member on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM
Wut?!
SuG4
by brown sugar on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Looks like another Supreme Court case on segregation.... AGAIN.... FFS!!
Debmomto2teens
by Platinum Member on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM
1 mom liked this
Is Gardendale trying to separate from the whole county?

Years and years ago, the section of the city I live in tried to get rezoned as a suburb. The argument was the surrounding suburbs had better schools. I am wondering if this is the same reason.

Though reading some of this they might just be racist pigs.
mommy_jules
by Julie on Aug. 4, 2017 at 9:18 AM
https://articles.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/05/plaintiffs_judge_who_found_rac.amp

This has more info if anyone wants to read. This isn't a new thing here in Alabama or in Jefferson county.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)