Skip to comments.Devine intervention: Feds to question middle-schoolers on volleyball team discrimination complaints
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.
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.
If you play be percentages, they’ll be shorter and heavier. But proclaiming as much would be, well, you know...
——FEDERAL bureaucrats are investigating a middle-school volleyball team? Incredible.-——
There must be a much larger agenda from a national leftist organization pushing this
So let the A team play the B team. Winner takes all.
(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)
I’m pretty sure their cheerleading squad doesn’t have any morbidly obese girls on it. They need an on-site federal investigator stat.
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