Every year, students tell me that racism isn’t the same sort of problem that it once was. Twitter, though, is swiftly becoming one-stop shopping for anyone who’s looking for quotable racists to prove these students wrong:
The Jefferson Parish School Board has been under fire recently: civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center filed a complaint alleging that the school system “sends a disproportionate number of black and disabled students to alternative schools to languish for months.” Now the group is targeting Jefferson Parish for employing a school psychologist who has posted a slew of racially charged comments online.
Mark Traina works with the same alternative schools to which so many black and disabled students have been relegated. On his Twitter account, Traina says his interests are “politics, the economy, reading and expressing [his] opinion.” But his opinions are especially problematic given the fact that he’s one of the people responsible for placing students in alternative schools.
More here (HT: Matt Langdon).