Saturday, May 23, 2009

GCSD Cited As An Example Of "Institutional Racism"

11% of Student Population Is African-American
Less Than 2% of District Workforce Is African-American

“We don’t study the staff by ethnicity, but we do try to recruit minorities to the district through visits to local colleges and participation in career fairs.” ~~ Laurel Heiden, GCSD

Spiritus Christi Anti Racism Coalition of Rochester Takes Protests District's Firing Of Black Substitute Teacher

STORY

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone on the Board started to realize that this topic doesn't seem to be going away? Can I assume that the taxpayers will be made to dig deeper into their pockets when a lawsuit inevitably follows? Racism related to employment as well as lottery schools is going to end up costing us MONEY! Can someone wake these clowns up before it's too late?

Anonymous said...

Maybe when the whole story comes out in court they may see that perhaps the individual claiming racism may actually not have been hired based on his performance and not because of his skin color. I am holding judgement on this one until both sides are out in the open. As easy as it is to usually side against Greece I think it is too easy to blame race for not being hired instead of the harsh reality that happens and is happening all over America now....there is someone more qualified or your performance just doesn't measure up. It happens regardless of race. I haven't really been in support of the school district in the past but I am on the racism band wagon yet, it is easy to blame ones own shortcomings on the race card.

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree with you 9:17, but none of that really matters. The reality is that liberal judges + a work force less than 2% black + lottery schools filled by more than 91% caucasion students (with a behind closed doors drawing)= problems. How this district has been able to avoid this issue until now is surprising. The sad part is that there are some very easy fixes that could take place, but this Board would rather continue to roll the dice. My biggest problem with that is that there betting my tax dollars in the process.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that this story is from the Greece Post.I take it that the D and C didn't think it was worth reporting

Anonymous said...

Whether they meant to or not, I think the D&C choose a side on this issue the other day, when one of thier writers wrote off some of the facts on the subject as being half truths.

Anonymous said...

Exactly but there is an easy fix. Simply report that the racial composition of the facility and distribution of students in the schools have raised some questions and been the subject of debate.

The don't look folks there is nothing to see here attitude isn't going to work.

Anonymous said...

Our sensitive reporter is much too busy tracking down last week's news. You can't expect her to get to this story for another two weeks.

Anonymous said...

SCATS and everyone here is right. The district needs to learn that they cannot fire a staff member who is not white no matter what they do. They also need to hire more non-whites regardless of their ability to do the job. That is what's best for our schools and children's education.

Anonymous said...

10:08 "That is what's best for our schools and children's education"

Since when did this district start giving a crap about the education of ALL kids? If that were the case, do you really think they would elect to waste it's finacial resources on bussing for some, rather than educational tools for ALL? We still haven't heard the exact dollar amount it costs the district to keep whites with whites..... oops.... I mean keep "lottery" schools.

SCATS said...

To 10:08AM ~~ What do you mean by "SCATS is right"? SCATS merely posted a story from a media source. SCATS made no comment ;)