Skip to comments.Obama chooses Booker T. Washington in Memphis to deliver commencement speech
Posted on 05/10/2011 10:02:53 AM PDT by Sybeck1
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, the White House has confirmed.
After the announcement was expected last Friday and again Monday but delayed, the winner of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge was named to great expectations after each of the three finalists were notified.
The date of the speech has yet to be determined. In his first 27 months in office, Obama has not visited Memphis as president.
The other finalists were High Tech High International in San Diego, Calif., and Bridgeport High School in Washington state. Nearly 100,000 people participated online in ranking the schools video pitches for the presidential visit.
BTW outpaced state goals in Algebra 1 by 27 percentage points last year. It also surpassed the goal in English and raised its graduation rate from 60.4 percent in 2009 to 81.6 last spring.
Booker T. Washington is the citys oldest high school created for black students during segregation.
Booker T and the MG’s?
Hopefully he arrives just in time to get swept out to the gulf with the rest of the debris.
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well."
--Booker T. Washington, 1911
Sadly for Obama, there won’t be any white kids to show behind him for diversity at Booker T.
Besides, I doubt that he'd have given a commencement speech for obama.
Washington was, as I recall from studying US History, a self-reliant individual who had no interest in fanning the flames of racism.
Maybe The One could take time out from promoting himself to lower the Missippi river around Memphis.
I recall vividly when Bush II visited some Eastern High School, at the very last minute, the teacher in charge of the band at one of the schools with drew their participation, claiming that she did not want the students to show preference.
In other words, these students practiced for days, weeks in anticipation of playing for the president, and in the end this liberal twit, prohibited them from playing.
I don’t expect the same thing to happen to Barry Obama.This guy is in campaign mode. He will be stopped by his own Carter moment.
The world leaders know, that he is gutless and will vacillate esp over something like China attacking Taiwan or someone attacking Israel.
heck, they can and will bus them in.
Mississippi! I can’t believe I wrote it as “Missippi.”
Yes, unless busing starts.
Greatest instrumental band ever.
Play it, Steve.
“BTW outpaced state goals in Algebra 1 by 27 percentage points last year”
...big deal. In my daughters public HS the graduation rate is 99.8% and 25% of seniors have a 3.7+ GPA. Over 85% have already been accepted into college. It’s all about the parents.
All city schools do is lower the bar until they get the numbers they want. Black kids don’t have a chance from the start. No Dad, entitlements, revisionist history and no understanding of economics doom them. It’s working just the way it was intended.
Bridgeport High School was one of the losers. It is a very small school in Eastern Washington. The graduating class is less than 30, and many of them are here illegally.
How ‘bout some Green Onions
A.) Wouldn’t the date he delivers the commencement address coincide with the graduation date?
B.) Has BO not been watching the news? Does he not know the place is underwater?
I think he shold go to his alma mater, that school in Indonesia.
He had some great things to say about Union strikes, but this one seemed appropriate in the context of 0bama....
Among a large class (in Washington D.C.) there seemed to be a dependence upon the Government for every conceivable thing. The members of this class had little ambition to create a position for themselves, but wanted the Federal officials to create one for them. Booker T. Washington
I am sure he comes bearing a case of water and a mint for all and sundry who may be wet.
Booker T. Washington would be the racist's choice so it's a given with this president. He'll work in the floods too. Gag.
King was for individualism but that don’t stop the left in changing history!
BTW’s most famous alum is Marion (’the bitch set me up’) Berry, former mayor of Washington D.C.
Ha! This is BO! He will part the waters and make them recede!
Big mistake-the Mississippi River is cresting at 48 feet today in Memphis. It’s going to be hard for Dear Leader and the MSM to ignore the disaster when they have to drive (row?) through it.
As true today as it was in 1911.
If Obummer knew a thing about Booker T. Washington
(the man), he might have chosen a school whose name
aligned more with his core beliefs.
If only ideals and values could transfer by proximity.
He probably scrubbed CAPA in Pittsburgh after one of their teachers got busted robbing banks, stealing school district computers, and breaking in to her neighbors’ homes, all to support a heroin habit.
I don’t know how Hitech High got that far. They didn’t have a chance because they are too white..and located at a former Navy Training Center in the heart of San Diego.
Good lesson on PC for those youngsters.
Whew. I’m glad he didn’t choose Washington State.
BOOKER T. WOULD NEVER SUPPORT FLOODING THE NATION WITH ILLEGALS AND THE DEATH OF THE WORK ETHIC
Booker T. High School has 100% black student body and, most likely, 100% black staff. Just right for Obama the “uniter”.
I always rely on a Dem party run push poll front group like PPP for my Barry -Axelrod push poll propaganda !
My guess is that Obama has not a clue what Booker T. Washington's position was on race baiting for votes or profit.
I would also be willing to make a small wager that Obama is also clueless about Fredrick Douglas and more importantly and more recently Thomas Sowell.
Of course you are right. But osama, I mean obama, is going down there to straigthen out that living belief.