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Devine intervention: Feds to question middle-schoolers on volleyball team discrimination complaints
kens5.com ^ | February 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM | by Joe Conger

Posted on 02/19/2012 1:23:40 PM PST by dennisw

DEVINE, Texas -- Most middle school take-home permission slips are about field trips. But the one in Devine is asking if students can talk with federal investigators.

Although the population in Devine is 60 percent Hispanic, the middle school girls volleyball team is not.

Some of the girls' parents complained to the Department of Education about discrimination, alleging there is a large amount of white girls that make up the A team compared to the heavily Hispanic B team.

And it has this small town of 4,400 talking about racial disparity.

Next week the Department of Education is sending investigators to interview the girls who attended practice and tryouts.

So, the school's superintendent issued letters and permission slips asking seventh and eighth grade girls to meet with investigators to discuss whether they "experienced or witnessed any separation of students by race."

Ninth grade former volleyball A-teamer, Jodee Wofford, says all federal agents will discover is a fair program based on athleticism, grades, and desire.

"There's a lot of girls that have a lot of talent. And they filled their spot on that team," said Wofford. "And if they're not good enough, they're not going to get there."

In a letter to KENS 5, the Devine Independent School District says their superintendent's separate investigation found no evidence to support charges of discrimination.

"Nobody has ever ruled anyone out," says Desta Wofford. "Nobody has done anything unfair."

But others in town welcome the coming federal review.

"I've got seven kids that have gone to school there. Over the years it seems like there is discrimination in Devine. It's a good school to go to and everything, but you know, there is. You can tell that there is," said Devine resident Jose Villanueva.

The Department of Education is expected to show up next Tuesday.


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1 posted on 02/19/2012 1:23:46 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Ye haww!! Bring in Eric Holder and his payroll patriot parasites (paid a minimum of $130000 per) to straighten all this out
_________

Well they’ve got a little list of all those things of which they don’t approve
They’ve got to keep their eyes on you or you might make your move
Little one—
I really wish you would
Little one—
I think the damage would do you good (Jackson Brown)


2 posted on 02/19/2012 1:27:35 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw

My former HS is 85% white but the basketball team is 95% black. Must be racism as well. When can I expect the feds to investigate?


3 posted on 02/19/2012 1:31:48 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: dennisw

Close down the DOE.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 1:33:34 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: dennisw

FEDERAL bureaucrats are investigating a middle-school volleyball team? Incredible.

While the ‘crats are there, maybe they could ask the Hispanic parents if they came over the border legally.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 1:35:20 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: dennisw

BTW-I wonder what the makeup of the soccer teams are? I’m betting more Hispanics are on the A soccer team, more Asians are on the honor roll, more blacks are on the basketball team, and more whites are on the swim team.

Sometimes things are just the way they are and its not racism.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 1:42:39 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: dennisw
I live not far from Devine and I can tell you now that LaRaza and Lulac are alive and well here in Texas. My brother is a coach and he has several threats from Lulac for descimination against hispanic players. He backs everthing he does in writing for his protection.
7 posted on 02/19/2012 1:43:35 PM PST by NativeTxn
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To: dennisw
I live not far from Devine and I can tell you now that LaRaza and Lulac are alive and well here in Texas. My brother is a coach and he has several threats from Lulac for descimination against hispanic players. He backs everthing he does in writing for his protection.
8 posted on 02/19/2012 1:43:48 PM PST by NativeTxn
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To: dennisw

I bet the Hispanic girls are significantly shorter.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 1:44:44 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: icwhatudo

and I’m 100% certain the NBA has far more then 12% black player base in the league... 12% being the percentage of blacks in the nation

meanwhile... WTF are Feds doing monitoring / investigating K-12??


10 posted on 02/19/2012 1:45:11 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: NativeTxn

holy cow!!! Good luck to your brother seems he is smarter than the average bear. Got to protect your livelihood and family that depends on you


11 posted on 02/19/2012 1:47:24 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: dennisw

oh my... could it possibly be that the white girls are better than the Hispanic girls in a greater percentage? Does that ever work out that way in nature?/sarc


12 posted on 02/19/2012 1:52:09 PM PST by myrabach
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To: dennisw

oh my... could it possibly be that the white girls are better than the Hispanic girls in a greater percentage? Does that ever work out that way in nature?/sarc


13 posted on 02/19/2012 1:52:26 PM PST by myrabach
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To: Paleo Conservative
I bet the Hispanic girls are significantly shorter.

Woman's (girls) volleyball is sexy so they all want to show for the boys. This is what it's all about. The Hispanic girls feel left out by being relegated to B status... so are the butt of boy's jokes (just my guess)

14 posted on 02/19/2012 1:53:05 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: heye2monn

“FEDERAL bureaucrats are investigating a middle-school volleyball team? “

In reality, they are not investigating the team, they are most likely investigating (harassing) the coach who is probably white.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 1:54:15 PM PST by texteacher
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To: dennisw

I’m becoming weary of the constant adjustment of our lives, and the lives of our children, to accomodate minorities. To H*ll with them! Lord, how disgusting that we put up with this nonsense!


16 posted on 02/19/2012 2:01:10 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: dennisw

Basketball should be investigated for discriminating against fat people.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 2:12:00 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: dennisw
Could it have something to do with the comparative height difference between girls of northern European stock vs. partly or entirely Aztec and Sonoran Indian ancestry?

Nah, must be racism.

18 posted on 02/19/2012 2:18:30 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: dennisw

Why would anyone bother investigating?

Have A team play B team - best 3 out of 5.

B Team wins - investigate.

A team wins - PUBLIC APOLOGY from all B Team players. Maybe - they clean the court, and wash the outside of the school.

Where is the mystery in this?

Oh - and fire anyone who comes from Washington - as obviously they are too stupid to figure out a low cost test.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 2:23:09 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: dennisw

I also think it’s unfair that my alma mater’s basketball team is 100% black when the student body is at least 80% white.

I demand Holder investigate . . now.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 3:17:53 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I bet the Hispanic girls are significantly shorter.

When I was in HS, we had four white girls from the same family playing. The oldest was a SR my sophomore year and the youngest a freshman when I graduated. The shortest was 6' 1" and they had to duck to get on and off the bus.

21 posted on 02/19/2012 3:18:40 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

If you play be percentages, they’ll be shorter and heavier. But proclaiming as much would be, well, you know...


22 posted on 02/19/2012 3:21:26 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: heye2monn

——FEDERAL bureaucrats are investigating a middle-school volleyball team? Incredible.-——

There must be a much larger agenda from a national leftist organization pushing this


23 posted on 02/19/2012 3:40:38 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: dennisw

So let the A team play the B team. Winner takes all.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 4:09:39 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: dennisw

(crassly jingoistic joke conflating a volleyball net and a theoretical border fence with regard to ability of “B Team” to “spike” has been self-censored)


25 posted on 02/19/2012 4:23:32 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: lonevoice

Unreal.


26 posted on 02/19/2012 4:58:40 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA

I’m pretty sure their cheerleading squad doesn’t have any morbidly obese girls on it. They need an on-site federal investigator stat.


27 posted on 02/19/2012 6:11:00 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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