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Prince George's schools sued for discrimination (black on white, public school union alert)
The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-23 | Michael Burnbaum

Posted on 11/24/2010 5:05:17 AM PST by rabscuttle385

A group of current and former Prince George's County school employees has filed a lawsuit against the school system, alleging that a principal engaged in systematic discrimination against white teachers and the African American teachers and staffers who came to their defense.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Monday, alleges that Angelique Simpson Marcus, the principal of Largo High School, has targeted white teachers because of their race, and the African American teachers and employees who stood up for them, since she became principal in 2007. The lawsuit alleges a pattern of name-calling, derogatory language and attempts to transfer or fire employees who displeased her.

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The lawsuit also names the Prince George's teachers union. The staff members allege that the union employee in charge of defending them against discrimination, Jimalatice Thomas-Gilbert, refused to give several of them the forms to file grievances. They also say she was attempting to recruit the principal to join a home-based direct-selling network that would have benefited Thomas-Gilbert financially.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: bho44; biggovernment; corruptdems; maryland; obama; obamasfault; pgcount; pgcounty; princegeorgescounty; publicschools; racism

1 posted on 11/24/2010 5:05:22 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; sickoflibs

Maryland ping!


2 posted on 11/24/2010 5:06:13 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Any whitey who teaches in PG County has got to be insane. They’d have a better survival rate in DC.


3 posted on 11/24/2010 5:07:42 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s high time these affirmative action hires get hauled into court for abusing their unmerited positions of power.


4 posted on 11/24/2010 5:07:49 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: rabscuttle385
As ACORN continues to crumble and the Congressional Black Caucus' power diminishes as Rangel and Waters are seen to be corrupt (not to mention Allen West infiltrating their ranks) I expect to see more of these kinds of stories across the country.

The black community is about to undergo some major changes in the next few years IMO.

5 posted on 11/24/2010 5:11:36 AM PST by what's up
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To: kittymyrib

The black racists are feeling empowered with the election of obama. And obama and meechelle have played into every negative black stereotype out there.

To quote his majesty, barack hussein soetero obama, “Typical.”


6 posted on 11/24/2010 5:11:54 AM PST by Josa
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks rabscuttle385.
The staff members allege that the union employee in charge of defending them against discrimination, Jimalatice Thomas-Gilbert, refused to give several of them the forms to file grievances. They also say she was attempting to recruit the principal to join a home-based direct-selling network that would have benefited Thomas-Gilbert financially.
Obviously both of them have long careers in Congress awaiting them.


7 posted on 11/24/2010 5:21:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We live in PG County and yes we are white. We had to put our 2 daughters in private school because the black children would tourture them. I sopke to the principal and she basically didnt care. I spoke to the bus lot and they didnt care this was going on either so my only option was to remove them from the situation and put them in private school. I must say they are getting a much better education now, but its not right that I still have to pay taxes to support these schools that my children cannot attend


8 posted on 11/24/2010 5:30:18 AM PST by Jessica2677 (S.O.S.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Jimalatice"

Seriously?

9 posted on 11/24/2010 5:35:33 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Jessica2677

Jessica,
My son is grown now but the same thing happened to him in elementary school. The black boys would call him racist names and push him around in the bathroom.

When I talked to the teacher she told me the black boy’s tale of woe, “druggie mother, raised by grandmother” etc.
I told her very sorry for his circumstances but MY son had the right to attend school without being bullied and called honky and other racist names.

I also told her he was NOT going to be their punching bag any longer and sometimes defending yourself looked like fighting. Said if he was sent to office for fighting while defending himself, she would be part of a court case for not protecting my son’s well being and his right to learn in a violence free setting.

But we left at the end of the year. And of course the behavior of those black students formed his opinion of blacks in general. The school system did those minority children no favors by ignoring and/or excusing bad behavior.


10 posted on 11/24/2010 5:39:33 AM PST by Josa
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To: Jessica2677

If you get a chance look on youtube at Wise HS fights or Largo HS fights. I would never subject my children to this and I cannot believe the schools are this poorly managed and the children are totally out of control. Its like the blind leading the blind


11 posted on 11/24/2010 5:41:40 AM PST by Jessica2677 (S.O.S.)
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To: what's up
I think there is yet a significant contingent who admire the likes of Rangel and Waters for 'gettin' over on the man'. Until that long-fostered anti-white attitude is gone, there will be problems with corruption and racism, not to mention the usual marxist-nurtured hostility.

All of which provide ample excuses to not honestly achieve, perpetuating the problem.

12 posted on 11/24/2010 5:43:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Josa

The private school my children attend now is about 50/50 black and white. The difference is the children know that the school will not tolerate any form of discrimination. It has actually turned out to be a pretty good thing becuse my children have learned that not all black children have been raised by their parents to hate whites.


13 posted on 11/24/2010 5:46:28 AM PST by Jessica2677 (S.O.S.)
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To: Jessica2677

Sounds like you made a good choice for your children.


14 posted on 11/24/2010 5:53:43 AM PST by Josa
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To: pnh102

I’m sure Ben Jealous, the NAACP, and the SPLC are on top of this and working around the clock to fight this latest example of racism.


15 posted on 11/24/2010 6:28:41 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: Josa

The only racism I’ve heard of in my kids’ public school is black-on-white, but it was punished. However, the kid’s mom was all up in arms, defended her kid to the end despite that several kids (black and white) saw him attack another kid for being white. Parents like that promote the bad behavior in their kids.

We have a decent principal and some good teachers. We’re lucky.


16 posted on 11/24/2010 7:00:16 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Hatteras

My favorite is Shi-thay-ed...spelled S**thead


17 posted on 11/24/2010 7:18:52 AM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: rabscuttle385
Angelique Simpson-Marcus


18 posted on 11/24/2010 7:25:53 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: kittymyrib

Affirmative action is a form of coercion.

Political correctness is a form of censorship.

I prefer to avoid both until someone can show me where in the US Constitution it says we have the right NOT to be offended.


19 posted on 11/24/2010 7:43:02 AM PST by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: savedbygrace

That's a man, baby!


20 posted on 11/24/2010 7:43:37 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Josa
When I talked to the teacher she told me the black boy’s tale of woe, “druggie mother, raised by grandmother” etc.

DOCUMENT IT. These are Gov't bureacrats. Don't expect them to be rational or intelligent. Send a letter each time it happens. carbon copy the school district supervisor.

21 posted on 11/24/2010 8:14:33 AM PST by PGR88
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To: rabscuttle385
Disgusting, but hardly surprising. The corruption in Prince Georges County is so bad, even NPR couldn't ignore it when the county executive was arrested. See:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131469352

22 posted on 11/24/2010 8:33:00 AM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: rabscuttle385

Another reason why I moved out of Prince Garbage County thread.


23 posted on 11/24/2010 1:37:01 PM PST by sitetest ( If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...
I sure hope she didn't threaten to kill their babies.

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

24 posted on 11/24/2010 8:15:59 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Albion Wilde

I actually worked alongside a young, black woman who had a small goatee, and nobody seemed to mind.


25 posted on 11/24/2010 8:27:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I actually worked alongside a young, black woman who had a small goatee, and nobody seemed to mind.

Tummy tuck gone wrong? Happy Thanksgiving!
26 posted on 11/25/2010 6:54:32 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Jimalatice Thomas-Gilbert”

Guilty.


27 posted on 11/25/2010 6:18:55 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: silverleaf

Nope. Actually on her chin. Happy Thanksgiving.


28 posted on 11/25/2010 6:22:11 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Jessica2677

My middle son left his private racially-mixed high school at the beginning of 12th grade to go to the local public school because he thought he was missing out on something.

He (over 6ft at the time) was bullied by black GIRLS! They would call him names and physically pushed him. He left the public school within a week to go back to private school.


29 posted on 11/25/2010 6:24:09 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Josa

I thought that was “Moochelle”


30 posted on 11/26/2010 9:51:23 PM PST by Postman
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To: rabscuttle385
It was only three years ago that Angelique Simpson-Marcus was managing a gym full of students as a health and physical education teacher at Largo High School.

Now she’s managing the entire school

http://www.gazette.net/stories/071907/largnew171040_32361.shtml

 

31 posted on 11/26/2010 9:57:10 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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