By Elizabeth Hernandez | [email protected] | The Denver PostPUBLISHED: February 28, 2019 at 8:22 am | UPDATED: February 28, 2019 at 8:23 am Parents of students at Denver’s George Washington High School no longer will be given the choice to keep their children from attending individual school assemblies after an opt-out form for a Black History Month event drew community outrage. On Tuesday, George Washington parents were sent an emailed newsletter that referenced the school’s “African-American Heritage Month assembly” in March that included a form allowing them to opt their kids out of attending the event. “Students who opt-out of the assembly will be supervised in the library for the duration of the assembly and will return to their second-period class at the conclusion of the assembly to continue the school day,” the letter to parents reads. In a follow-up message to parents, Principal Kristin Waters wrote that the opt-out form was … [Read more...] about A high school gave parents the option to keep their kids out of a Black History Month assembly. The outrage prompted a policy change.
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President Trump will host a reception at the White House's East Room for African American History Month Thursday night. The president is facing heavy criticism from Democrats and some Republicans for issuing a national emergency proclamation last week to access billions of dollars to fund his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. House Democrats are expected to introduce a resolution Friday designed to terminate the White House's declaration. … [Read more...] about Trump African American History Month reception — live updates
POLITICS 02/01/2019 05:06 pm ET Twitter users also slammed Melania Trump’s Black History Month tweet, so maybe they have something to talk about at dinner. By David Moye President Donald Trump attempted to honor Black History Month on Friday, but many Twitter users found it hard to believe he actually wrote the tweet. National African American History Month is an occasion to rediscover the enduring stories of African Americans and the gifts of freedom, purpose, and opportunity they have bestowed on future generations...https://t.co/n9kf58NruZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2019 Considering Trump’s well-documented history of racist behavior, many critics were unimpressed he acknowledged the monthlong celebration of black culture. Please shut the entire hell up @realDonaldTrump about Black History Month. You’re a white supremacist & don’t like Black people. We don’t need you to pretend you do. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Black History Month Tribute Tweet Is Greeted Just As Well As Expected
Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 2:44 am PST, Friday, December 7, 2018 An Arizona legislator who suggested that only white immigrants have been successfully assimilated into American society has been banned from the largest school district in the community that he represents, according to a letter sent to parents and teachers on Wednesday. State Rep. David Stringer has been facing calls to resign since last Friday, when the Phoenix New Times published an audio recording of him talking with a group of Arizona State University students who had approached him after a lecture. The Republican lawmaker had commented that "diversity in our country is relatively new," prompting one student to remind him about early waves of immigration from Italy and Ireland. "They were all European," Stringer countered. "So after their second or third generation, everybody looks the same. Everybody talks the same. But that's not the case with African Americans and other … [Read more...] about An Arizona school district banned a state representative from campus after he said that African Americans ‘don’t blend in’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Bush Made Willie Horton an Issue, and for African-Americans, the Scars Are Still Fresh Supported by ByPeter Baker Dec. 3, 2018 WASHINGTON — The tributes to former President George Bush in recent days have focused on his essential decency and civility, and his embrace of others, including even his onetime opponents. But the “last gentleman,” as he has been called, was not always so gentle. Mr. Bush’s successful campaign for the presidency in 1988 was marked in part by the racially charged politics of crime that continues to reverberate to this day. The Willie Horton episode and the political advertising that came to epitomize it remain among the most controversial chapters in modern politics, a precursor to campaigns to come and a decisive force that influenced criminal justice … [Read more...] about Bush Made Willie Horton an Issue, and for African-Americans, the Scars Are Still Fresh