Simkins PAC Endorses Frankie Jones For Commissioner
As a result of the recent passing of the civil rights icon and County Commissioner Carolyn Coleman, there is now a need to select her replacement for the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.
The Simkins PAC unanimously endorses Frankie Jones Jr. to serve out the remaining term of Commissioner Carolyn Coleman’s term. Frankie is well-prepared to take on the responsibilities that are required of a county commissioner. He has the temperament, intelligence, training and broad community involvement that would bode well for a successful tenure as a county commissioner.
We support Frankie Jones Jr. without hesitation or reservation. He has our total confidence as well as our 100 percent endorsement.
Chairman George C. Simkins Jr. Political Action Committee
Institutional Racism Alive And Well In Guilford County Schools
Institutional or systemic racism is often lauded by conservatives as a contrived notion.
In Guilford County Schools (GCS), however, there is a blatant and pervasive example of institutional racism that has been plaguing the district for decades. GCS has experienced the widening of the achievement gap, the phenomenon of Black students severely underperforming white and Asian students academically. Schools that predominantly serve Black communities are in the worst structural condition than those in white communities. Schools that serve Black communities comprise more novice and unlicensed teachers than those in white communities. These data are accessed via tools maintained by NC Department of Public Education.
Interestingly, the district has been dominated by Democrats for over 30 years with many of them consistently addressing systemic racism and equity. The question remains: Why have they only provided lip-service to these issues? Why have businesses been developed designed to capitalize on the plight of the Black community rather than fix it?
Institutional racism is alive in Guilford County Schools, make no mistake. Sadly, it was contrived, fostered, and catalyzed by the Democrats of the Board of Education who would rather maintain and profit from the talking point than to effect change.
Vote the New Vision New Direction candidates.
Oh please forgive me Mr Stegall but I must demur. I have lived on Oak Ridge for 18 years but I often work in South East Greensboro. I clearly recall watching millions of Dollars being spent at Dudley High School while the best performing high school in the state – Northwest Guilford – got crappy little brown trailers delivered. They are now about two decades old, and they’re still there. Come look for yourself. And the local elementary school waited for YEARS to get upgrades.
This is admittedly anecdotal, but it’s true. It seems to me that it’s the minority schools that get preferential treatment in the allocation of money.
Half a century that was not the case. That was then, this is now.
Totally agree it would have been cheaper to tear it down and build anew school but it was a black school only the best for them
Why not a White person to take Ms. Coleman’s place or does the black power brokers think there’s not a White person qualified to replace her
Not in this county.
There are plenty of white racists who could replace her, and since most of them are democrats, it should be no big deal.
Why must only White people be racist are you saying black people cant be racist
Wow. That one went right over your head GSOman. You see, the Democrats, which were the target of his comment, were true racists who were pro slavery, pro Jim Crow and…… oh, nevermind. I would have an easier time explaining it to a snail.
So a snail huh that explains why you understood it look up sarcasm and tell what it means if you can use a dictionary
Don I find it interesting you want to criticize others about grammar on this forum, does it make you feel taller. Do you do it because you have a Napoleon complex. Curious
I only criticized Bloyinblue’s grammar because he was insulting someone’s else’s education, while at the same time touting how educated he was with his Master’s Degree. It was very hypocritical to that in a post so riddled with typos that it was difficult to understand what he was trying to say so I called him out for it. He then said that he was too busy to bother with good grammar. Really?
Why single me out anyway? You, Chris, and Blueboy spend more time calling people names than posting anything substantive. At least Chris tries to make valid points when he isn’t going off on his nutter tangents. What, you want to jab without being jabbed back? Never going to happen. If you want to get back on topic, that’s fine too.
Will any responsibility for how a student performs in school (or in life) be placed upon the parents? Or is it up to the school system and teachers to fix all of their issues at the age of 5 or 6? At one point has enough money been dumped into public schools to fix a problem that persists?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease! Certain types of wheels will never stop squeaking no matter how much money power of grease you give them. Systemic victimization. It’s always someone else’s fault.