Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CCSD's McGinley Teaches Watermelon Stereotype to AMHS Teens

Most of them were born between 1996 and 1998, long after the association of watermelons with African-Americans was banned from public discourse, so it should come as no surprise that the Academic Magnet football team, including its black player, would not have associated smashing a watermelon while making the usual football grunts and raves with being racist.

Trouble is, the Charleston County School District's superintendent was determined to teach them a lesson anyway.

And she did.

So now what the boys saw as a harmless marker of their victories has become a racist incident causing the loss of their football coach. The coach was held responsible even though not present.

Political correctness run amuck.

The super had better watch out. She can mess around with academics all she wants, but when she starts messing with football that spells trouble.


Green Tomatoes said...

Yep. Don't mess with our football or our fruit.

HdeS Copeland said...

This information was sent out laste this afternoon by Elizabeth Moffly on her Facebook page:

ALERT: Wiles, Garret, Fraser and Ascue have placed an extension to superintendent's contract on agenda Monday night (Oct 27). God help us. Send Cindy Coats a clear message and others to not vote for this or they won't get your vote in November.

HdeS Copeland said...

It appears most of the board members have taken note of the public sentiment. Most of them want the superintendent's contract extension pulled from the agenda for next Monday.

Anonymous said...

It is time to move in another direction. McGinley clearly has worn out her welcome in Charledton.