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Jefferson Parish school psychologist resigns after publicizing of racially hostile online comments
The Times-Picayune ^ | May 22, 2012 | Mark Waller

Posted on 05/22/2012 4:07:34 PM PDT by BBell

A Jefferson Parish school psychologist criticized for posting hostile remarks about African-Americans online has left his job. Mark Traina, who worked in the Jefferson public school system, came under scrutiny when a civil rights organization complained about his inflammatory rhetoric.

His resignation was effective Tuesday, said school system spokeswoman Beth Branley, who declined further comment. News of Traina's bellicose commentary on issues involving the black community initially spread on Monday.

Traina, who described himself on Twitter as white, married, age 55, a Slidell resident and interested in "politics, the economy, reading and expressing my opinion," issued tweets saying "young black thugs" who commit crimes should be "put down like the dogs they are" and invoking the names of white supremacist David Duke and Alabama segregationist governor George Wallace, among other malevolent posts.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., called attention to the Twitter messages and other statements from Traina on NOLA.com - in both places using his real name - after it filed a complaint with federal regulators last week about high referral rates of black children to the Jefferson school system's alternative schools for struggling students. The center alleged that black and special education students end up in academic limbo in those programs. Lawyers for the school system have declined to discuss the allegations.

Traina worked with alternative schools and contributed to the process of directing students to those sites. A lawyer for the law center, Eden Heilman, said its case workers have previously met with him about situations with individual students.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: jeffersonparish; publicschools
In this day and age this guy has to be a complete idiot to make remarks like these and not expect it to go public or to have repercussions. Then again, maybe he does not care. Read the whole article, it's good.
1 posted on 05/22/2012 4:07:47 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Noticed that the SPLC went after him but hasn’t said nary a word about the black overt racists talking about killing whitey and a race war.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: BBell

They always say “the truth shall set you free”. Now he is free to stand in the unemployment line, etc.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 4:11:04 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: BBell
I had a friend who was a counselor at University City High School in Missouri.

He said the joke among the teachers was that there were two kinds of black students in University City, the ones who were going to Yale, and the ones who weren't.

"Yale or jail" is the way they put it.

4 posted on 05/22/2012 4:12:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: BBell

Of course when blacks make similar outlandish comments against whites, they never get called on it.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 4:12:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I would have to see the actual comments before I concluded that they were “outlandish”.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 4:21:42 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: BBell

His posts on Twitter, also using his real name, are more heated, including a January comment that, “Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!”

I agree!


7 posted on 05/22/2012 4:31:06 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rogue yam

See post #7


8 posted on 05/22/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: BBell
His Twitter feed is still up and available:

https://twitter.com/#!/MarkATraina

Inappropriately angry for a school psychologist, but not overtly racist. I'm not from the south, so how bad is it to say "Santorum wins Mississippi and Alabama primaries: I grew up in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana-I am a Wallace Man at Heart!". That's one of the tweets the article called malevolent.

Is that code for being pro-segregation, or more akin just being a redneck with a confederate flag bumper sticker?

9 posted on 05/22/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: BBell

In a March comment about an article on a violent incident in New Orleans, he wrote, “Quick someone call David Duke before the NAACP gets here!”


10 posted on 05/22/2012 4:34:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I’m an old John Bircher. 40 years ago, I tried so hard to make the white populace, (and those blacks who really wanted get ahead) realize that the commies had compromised the black community.

When Barry ran for office, so damn many white useful idiots charged into the fray and voted for the man to “prove” they weren’t ‘racists.’

It NEVER occurred to them, that they were NOT the racists, but the brainwashed black community was instead.

I sit and smile, because every day, when another white is victimized by the black racist mob mentality hatred for whites, I gain another convert.

Thank you Al Sharpton, you and Jesse have filled my ranks.

Keep doing what you are doing. I love it.

Oh, BTW, SPLC is a terrorist, racist, white hating, anti-gentile group of money grubbers. (Prey on stupid Jewish sheep for money. JPFO hates them.)

Oh, but they fit in well with Eric “Klan witta Tan” Holder.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 4:49:00 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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Another Twit bites the dust. I don’t Tweet because of my reluctance to apologize. Apologies have skyrocketed since people started Tweeting. LOL!


12 posted on 05/22/2012 5:03:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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13 posted on 05/22/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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-I am a Wallace Man at Heart!". That's one of the tweets the article called malevolent.

Neither he nor his detractors seem to know much about George Wallace.

In the late 1970s, Wallace announced that he was a born-again Christian and apologized to black civil rights leaders for his earlier segregationist positions. He said that while he had once sought power and glory, he realized he needed to seek love and forgiveness.[note 3] In 1979, Wallace said of his stand in the schoolhouse door: "I was wrong. Those days are over, and they ought to be over."[4] His final term as governor (1983–1987) saw a record number of black appointments to state positions.
14 posted on 05/22/2012 5:12:34 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: BBell
My very first public apology for an ignorant self-righteous rant, was levelled against a poster on this website who stated the illegitimacy rate for black children was a whopping 75% of the entire population of all black citizens in the USA, at that time.

That was well over ten years ago.

Yeah, we have made “progress” since then.../sarcasm.
It is now actually forbidden in this day and age, to speak of the uncomfortable but factual truths regarding the differences between various identifiable social, racial and ethnic groups in the USA.

Mustn't be judgemental, right?

15 posted on 05/22/2012 5:40:05 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BBell.
issued tweets saying "young black thugs" who commit crimes should be "put down like the dogs they are"
Under his own name? Must be he's a Limited License Psychologist.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 6:11:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I haven’t heard much from the SPLC in recent years. It seems I see them mentioned once or twice a week in the last month. Those cretins need to crawl back under a rock somewhere


17 posted on 05/22/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by Figment
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