Skip to comments.Equality! DOJ says boys’ baseball field is nicer than girls’ field, must die
Posted on 03/28/2014 6:06:08 PM PDT by grundle
The U.S. Department of Justice determined that a Michigan high school broke federal civil rights law by allowing its boys baseball team to fix up its athletic field, making it nicer than the field belonging to the girls softball teameven though the improvements were paid for privately.
To avoid a fine, Plymouth Canton Community Schools had no choice but to take down the new bleachers and scoreboard, which had been paid for through a private fundraising drive.
According to DOJ OCR, it was illegal to provide unequal resources for boys and girls. The bleachers also ran afoul of disability law, since they were not handicap accessible.
Six years ago, parents complained that the seating at boys baseball games was inadequate.
Its hard to watch the game through the black chain link face, so we created our seating deck to sit above, said parent Dan Gilbert in an interview with FOX 2 news.
Gilbert and other parents installed and paid for the new seats themselves. They were put in years ago. The parents also bought a new scoreboard. But now, the bleachers and scoring equipment will be put in storage until the district can afford to make similar improvements to the girls field.
Gilbert disagreed with DOJs determination.
I dont think parents sitting has anything to do with on-field competition, he said. I cant believe we are tearing something down as opposed to building something.
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i am living in a nation of idiots
IS this from “ THE ONION “ ??
Or you could move the bases and let the girls play on the nice field half the time?
Title nine. I wonder who brought in the DOJ.
keep voting in those rat judges and their ilk.....
now that there’s some goooood governmenting!!
Because the DOJ has nothing better to do than punish school kids, team sports, and those who dare to make private donations to improve public school facilities.
would they have demanded this if they had renovated the girls’ field and they boys’ area wasn’t?
i am 100% certain they would not have.
Liberals are envious, wasteful, destructive, and stupid. In other words, the far left has not changed since their first couple dozen experiments with forced equality under communism failed. This time they are clever enough not to call the latest variant on socialism by its true name, and “progressive policies” are winning the tiny little hearts of bitter lesbians and inadequate pajamaboys.
They want flowers planted along the base lines and around the pitcher’s mound
Did the Gyrlz get the same automatic firearms from the DOJ that the Boyz did?
Yep. Nothing wrong with federalizing education.
Gotta destroy what's too good for some?
The school says it does not have the funds, but then, so what? The improvements to the boys' facilities were (as noted) paid for and installed by the parents. And why should the parents of the girls' team do likewise when instead one of them could tattle to stupid Feds who can then force the school to remove the improvements? That way, as is true in every Socialist system, all can suffer equally.
does anyone think that the federal government is out of control???
It is so nice to know that the DoJ is free to tackle these really important issues.
What would have happened if they’d told the DOJ to stuff it?
And the girls were complaining? I bet not.
Probably wasn’t even a parent, but some hippie.
Great, teach those kids an early lesson in Democarts 101.
Yup, the same way the Obama admin did the cash for clunkers, paying our taxes to wantonly destroy cars that might not have been very efficient and yet would have served low-mileage drivers very well.
We should not forget the dug-in evil and should insist on better.
DOJ: aka the Dept. of Jerks.
Boy, they never miss anything relevant do they?
Snail darter fish? Yep, saved them.
Water for the most fertile agricultural land in the US, the San Jaoquin Valley? None, snail darter needs it. EPA also involved in this, more than DOJ except for lawsuits asking for water.
Black Panther thugs doing “voter nullification by intimidation”. Yep, right on it, NOT!
Ray Nagin’s criminality in New Orleans. Yep, right not on it.
Chicago’s bloodbath in the streets. Yep, ignored it for years.
IRS scandal. Missed that one by just “that much”.
NSA scandal. REPEAT ABOVE
Red Chinese operations in California. What operations?
Corrupt Senator Harry Reid? Not interested.
Corrupt Rep. Nancy Pelosi? Not interested.
Probably corrupt Sen. Feinstein. Who?
Kid with a water gun. Right on him. 5 years in jail.
Fast and Furious? Say what?
I can’t get any worse, or can it?
Only November 2014 can start to stem the red and black tides.
Every single day Finland starts looking better to me ... if I am going to be living under the bitter thumb of socialists better to be doing it with experts ... not amateurs ;>}
Not only that, but have you seen Finnish women? All kidding aside Finland was recently listed in an in depth study as the world’s best government ... an A+ in not being intrusive in the live’s of its citizens. The U.S. was in 28th place ... and I was surprised we ranked that high! I fear that the grownups may never be in charge here again!
He elite who want no competition love liberals. Anytime someone improves his life, it is deemed hateful by the courts.
This is it.
DOJ = Department of Jerks.
No good deed goes unpunished by the Injustice Department.
Like in East Germany.
Something similar happened at a schoolmy daughter attended. The parents association raised moneyfor a computer labby partnering with a grocery store. The store gave money to the parents organization whenever someone checking out presented a card designating the donation be made. It took us two years ro put computers and software into each assroom. The summer after we completed the project, the county school system took most of our computers and sent them to other schools. When we objected we were told it wasn’t fair for our school to have all those computers. My response was that the other schools were just as capable of raising their own funds, after all they did eat, so shopped just as we did. They just needed some initiative and volunteers to organize the sponsorship and get the word out to the students and their parents. It didn’t matter, they still said it was unfair for our students to have more than others and that all equipment given to a school belonged to the county not the school. Fund raising of any kind for the school got tougher after that.
See my reply at 32.
I would ignore the DOJ statements and continue playing.
if they want to destroy privately funded public property... they’ll have to do it themselves
remember, WE own the towns, not them
Income inequality is nothing compared with bleacher inequality. /Marx
You are exactly right, but not just communists. It is also what Democrats do. They always bring everything down to the lowest level instead of raising that lowest level to a higher level.
Okay! You wanna play that game? How about the fact that on average, girls use a lot more public money for medical treatment than boys. So how should THAT be handled? Hmmmm?
I tried to think of something funny to post, but this makes me too angry.
It vaguely reminds me of “Harrison Bergeron”.
Yep, this one is an outrager.
It is also not fair that the boys can hit farther and run faster. Can’t the judges fix that, too?
The Dept. of Justice? What the hell has happened to this country? Why is the DOJ even getting involved?
We have our known enemies on our door step threating to nuke us, Russia is taking up Hitler’s sword and our stupid ass president goes on another vacation. There is far more things of importance in our once great land that need fixing than spending time of a 2nd rate baseball field.
When will the stupidity stop?
Probably not, but if they did, you can bet women would have united around the girls and fought for them. Where are the men when this happens to boys?
Good point about socialism by experts.
One thing that the NW European experiments with socialism prove (including National Socialism 1933-1939) is that, if the voters believe, and act as if they believe, that they are members of an extended family that it can work.
Multiculturalism and socialism are not compatible. For a multiculti society, or a society with serious class divisions preventing the extended family metaphor from working, you need communism, which cannot be made to work.
You might enjoy looking at the studies I cited ... here’s a link: http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#reports
That’s why the Dimocrat party platform mirrors the Communist Party USA’s platform ... their goal is and has been to drive us to Communism. Of course the only reason it hasn’t worked anywhere yet is that they just haven’t killed enough people ... 100 million dead more or less ... but who’s counting!!!
Nothing funny about it.
One wonders what the Fed-holes would do if everyone just started telling them to GFY everytime they try this sh*t.
No wonder they want us disarmed...
the men would have gotten locked up. straight men with common sense are not welcome in public schools anymore.
I’m not sure if you’re serious, but arrests didn’t stop the civil rights activists of the 40s and 50s. They stood firm. Why can’t men when it comes to mens’ rights issues?