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Parents Complain About School Ad Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program
CBS ^ | 2/14/2013

Posted on 02/14/2013 10:53:34 AM PST by Altura Ct.

A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination.

The principal at Mission Viejo Elementary in Aurora sent a letter telling parents the program is only for students of color. Parents CBS4 talked with said they were shocked to see, in this day and age, what they consider to be segregation.

“I was infuriated. I didn’t understand why they would include or exclude certain groups,” said parent Nicole Cox, who is white.

Cox’s 10-year-old daughter needs tutoring. After receiving the notice, other parents complained to the school’s principal, Andre Pearson.

“We have come so far in all of these years to show everybody that everyone is equal, that everyone should be treated equally … this is a form of bullying,” Cox said.

Before Cox could complain to the school, Pearson contacted her directly. His voicemail only seemed to reinforce the segregated tutoring idea.

“This is Andre Pearson. It’s focused for and designed for children of color, but certainly, if we have space for other kids who have needs, we can definitely meet those needs,” Pearson told Cox in the voicemail.

Pearson declined to comment on camera, but a district spokesperson claims it was all just a big misunderstanding.

“I think what the answer is, is that he made a mistake,” Tustin Amole with the Cherry Creek School District told CBS4.

The new tutoring program was started by parents of minority students to help bridge the achievement gap.

The district is now clarifying that the program wasn’t meant to segregate anyone.

“But we have had lots of students sign up for the tutoring. Many of them are white and we will be accepting all of them,” Amole said.

“I just want everybody to be treated equally,” Cox said.

The new tutoring program began Wednesday. CBS4 was told a letter would be going out to parents to clarify the error that was made.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: blackstudents; discrimination; education; preferences; racism; whitesexcluded
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1 posted on 02/14/2013 10:53:39 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Water fountains and restrooms are next.........


2 posted on 02/14/2013 10:56:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Altura Ct.

In other words, you honkies best get your minds right and shut up.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 10:57:42 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: dainbramaged

White is the new black........


4 posted on 02/14/2013 10:58:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Altura Ct.
“This is Andre Pearson. It’s focused for and designed for children of color,"

I guess white is not considered a color anymore.

5 posted on 02/14/2013 10:59:44 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s what they have thought all along. It’s just that they are bolder now.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 11:00:41 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Altura Ct.

I imagine white taxpayers still have to pay for the program, but their children just can’t participate.

Sounds fair to me, in today’s America . . .


7 posted on 02/14/2013 11:00:46 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Altura Ct.
and now some parents call it discrimination.

Some?
8 posted on 02/14/2013 11:01:57 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: I want the USA back
It’s what they have thought all along. It’s just that they are bolder now.

+1

9 posted on 02/14/2013 11:01:57 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Good! Be calm, clear concise and assertive. Don’t pretend you don’t see the mistreatment. Minorities can’t keep having it both ways. What, they are shut out, so now they get a turn shutting others out? For how long?

The entitlement mentallity, and comfort with black vs white racial prejudice starts here, in the beginning grades, where children meet the world and are told what is acceptable.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 11:02:08 AM PST by San Rafael Blue
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To: Timber Rattler

White is all colors. Black is the one that’s an absence of color.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 11:03:31 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Altura Ct.

If white Americans are so stupid that they will vote for an incompetent, lazy, Marxist, racist, muslim for president, even after he did a terrible job on his first term, they deserve what comes their way.

This is Obama’s America, you can stay, if you play by his rules.

Stupid Americans. And I’ll bet 1/2 of those who are complaining vote for Hillary in 2016.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 11:05:02 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Altura Ct.

These parents need to get their kids into a private or home school, or start one of their own. Plus they need to get out of Kalipornia as fast as possible.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 11:09:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Altura Ct.

The person that wrote this needs some tutoring, the composition is terrible.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:27 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Tublecane
"White is all colors. Black is the one that’s an absence of color."

Was that sarcasm? I always heard it the other way around...or perhaps it's that memory thing acting up on me again.

15 posted on 02/14/2013 11:10:59 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Altura Ct.

This makes sense, if you accept the premise that minorities aren’t really equal to whites and must therefore be treated as inferior, even when trying to help them.

Its like allowing girls on boys teams, but not allowing boys on girls teams — because everyone knows boys outperform girls in sports.

People who truly believed in equality wouldn’t think up these special “minority only” programs.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 11:11:19 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Red Badger

“White is the new black

Yeah, only without the entitlements.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 11:12:30 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Altura Ct.

Just say she’s 1/128th black.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 11:15:18 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Altura Ct.

If he was a white principal, he’d be fired.

The bigot needs to go.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 11:16:09 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: dainbramaged

I recommend a riot and burning of things.

Give the bigots-of-color something to think about.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 11:17:29 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: GeronL
These parents need to get their kids into a private or home school, or start one take control of their own.
There, fixed it. Tar and feathers come to mind.
21 posted on 02/14/2013 11:18:45 AM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: I want the USA back

I didn't realize how bad the underlying animosity was until around late Nov 2008...

22 posted on 02/14/2013 11:20:41 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.

Just wait until white Obama supporters find out that only black and hispanic kids will be getting college loans from now on, courtesy of Santa Barry.

This is just the beginning of the left’s reverse discrimination program for a “new Amerika”.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 11:20:49 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“...and now some parents call it discrimination.”

What else could you call possibly call it?

The Left is doing everything it can to stir up racial strife, and is especially trying to provoke white people into hating minorities. Let’s not rise to their evil bait.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 11:21:18 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Altura Ct.

Another perspective - Sounds like the regular teacher(s) are failing miserably in the classroom, heck even whitey isn’t getting it.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 11:25:34 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Mich Patriot

“I always heard it the other way around”

Think, what color do you see when you turn off the light in a closed room? I can assure you it is not white.

What is color, again? A property picked up by receptors in our eyes based on the absorbtion and reflection of light of various wavelengths by objects. If you see black when there is no light, then black is the absence of color. Not that everything we call “black,” for instance people, fit this description. Then again, there are no purely white people. That’s just how we talk.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 11:25:56 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Timber Rattler

“I guess white is not considered a color anymore.”

Not to mention that the racist skank is semi-literate.

In English, one focuses *on,* not *for.*


27 posted on 02/14/2013 11:26:33 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I don’t think they’re provoking white people as much as it is that the generationally engrained racist animosity towards white people is bubbling to the surface, and more whiteys are opening their eyes.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 11:27:11 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Tublecane

I wonder if they’re going to use the “brown paper bag” test to let kids into the tutoring program.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 11:30:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.

We been screwed again. Thank you Master Obama, may I have another?


30 posted on 02/14/2013 11:35:42 AM PST by Armaggedon
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To: San Rafael Blue
What, they are shut out, so now they get a turn shutting others out?

I used to converse with a liberal columnist about the revenge policies we've been seeing (getting even with whitey), and she was all for it (she was a case of white guilt, BTW). Said it would be good for innocent white children to get a taste of what the minorities have been putting up with for years. She never could get my point that the gettinevenism is only causing more long-term strife between people.

She thought that was fine as long as "the playing field" ends up tilted away from whites. There was no pretext of "a level playing field," no it needs to be tilted to make up for generations of "white privilege."

They say it was a "misunderstanding" (thus shifting the blame for the brouhaha on the parents), but this school would have kept the white kids locked out if there hadn't been such a stink raised over it. What the bloody Hell is with Aurora, anyway? It seemed a fairly decent place once.

31 posted on 02/14/2013 11:39:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: GeronL
These parents need to get their kids into a private or home school, or start one of their own. Plus they need to get out of Kalipornia as fast as possible.

It's Colorado, but the good advice still applies.

32 posted on 02/14/2013 11:41:24 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s always a “misunderstanding” when they’re caught.


33 posted on 02/14/2013 11:49:44 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

They can try to tilt it all they want,
but more viable and successful cultural values will always triumph.

Kids from families that follow Western Cultural traditions will always, overall, come out ahead.

THAT is what they see as “white privilege”. It’s actually just “natural consequences”.


34 posted on 02/14/2013 11:51:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.

Nothings says black kids are stupid and white kids are smarter like saying a tutoring program only caters to black kids.


35 posted on 02/14/2013 11:54:35 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“...if we have space for other kids who have needs...”

I see a lawsuit coming.


36 posted on 02/14/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Altura Ct.

the racism from some people of color is beyond scary. It is downright back into the days of deed restrictions and jim crow.

Racism is racism.

there is no reverse.

the lessons of equality were lost on this principle.


37 posted on 02/14/2013 11:59:48 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MissTed

“Misunderstanding:” It’s just another way of sloughing blame off onto the victim. I had a kid in school once, and whenever I had a bureaucrat say something was a “misunderstanding,” I called them on it. I usually asked them if one of their “professional educators” wrote whatever it was I was “misunderstanding.”


38 posted on 02/14/2013 12:03:42 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Altura Ct.

IF WE HAVE SPACE..

well that was a backhanded slap.


39 posted on 02/14/2013 12:04:03 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Altura Ct.

“’I think what the answer is, is that he made a mistake,’ Tustin Amole with the Cherry Creek School District told CBS4.”

No, he didn’t make a mistake. The Cherry Creek School District did by hiring someone with that politically correct minorities-as-victims mentality as a principal. (tho in the climate of today’s educational bureaucracies, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think like that)


40 posted on 02/14/2013 12:05:08 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Cyber Liberty

There is no misunderstanding.

This is a racist program to exclude non-black students.


41 posted on 02/14/2013 12:05:57 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cyber Liberty

There is no misunderstanding.

This is a racist program to exclude non-black students.


42 posted on 02/14/2013 12:06:29 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Altura Ct.

Thanks to the RATS and complicit Pubbies our once great nation has become a third world country. We have become the Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and South Africa of the North American continent. The founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves to see how we’ve allowed this country to be destroyed.


43 posted on 02/14/2013 12:07:09 PM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: longtermmemmory

Aurora is 61% white, 16% black, 28% hispanic. Guess who pays the most taxes?


44 posted on 02/14/2013 12:10:57 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: TheThirdRuffian
If he was a white principal, he’d be fired.

It's hard finding a picture of this Andre Pearson guy. There are zillions of pictures of different guys all over the country with the same name (mugshots), and when I filter it to Aurora CO, there is nothing, not even at the school's website. Might be a shot of him on the video of the story at the article source link.

If I had to guess, I'd say he's a "Person of Color" because that's the term he uses, and I've never heard a white person use that phrase. This article throws it around like manhole covers.

45 posted on 02/14/2013 12:16:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Look no further than Black Liberation Theology. In order for blacks to get, whites must lose.
Now there is a program being instituted in school thinking and teaching that ‘white privilege’ has always been what kept blacks down and now it is whiteys’ turn to suffer.


46 posted on 02/14/2013 12:17:08 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Update: I sat through the video, and the Principal is, in fact, a “Person of Color.” They had a picture.


47 posted on 02/14/2013 12:20:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: iopscusa

what do these teachers and administrators do when a class of students fail even with the tutoring?

We already have a lost generation of boys due to drugs and quotas.


48 posted on 02/14/2013 12:22:08 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

That is 100% correct. They only lied about it being a misunderstanding when they got caught. I’m sure they never thought what they were doing was wrong. Never entered their mind (singular “mind” on purpose).


49 posted on 02/14/2013 12:24:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Altura Ct.
It's Colorado, folks. Some call that particular area "Saudi Aurora."


50 posted on 02/14/2013 12:27:14 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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