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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 06:21 PM

ACLU alleges racism at California school district

Source: Associated Press

ACLU alleges racism at California school district
| December 19, 2013 | Updated: December 19, 2013 2:31pm

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) A civil liberties group is accusing a Northern California school district of pervasive racism and of condoning weekly traditions in which female students are groped.

The Times-Standard of Eureka reports (http://bit.ly/1ceqFBk) the American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit against Eureka City Schools on Wednesday.

It alleges school officials have ignored complaints of racial taunting and bullying and disproportionately disciplined minority students. It also alleges district staff condoned and even participated in the groping traditions.

The lawsuit was filed in conjunction with the National Center for Youth Law on behalf of four teenage African American and Native American students. It seeks monetary damages and administrative changes.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/ACLU-alleges-racism-at-California-school-district-5078882.php

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. No surprise there...

 

Lived in the area during my college years (all 7 of them, I really liked college) and met a lot of good local people.

But Eureka? We called it "Eurethra." Something to do with polluted air from the nearby pulp mills (rumor had it the suburb of Fairhaven had the highest rate of lung cancer, and it wasn't from smokin the mean green), a serious heroin epidemic, teen runaways and/or disappearances, a horribly depressed local economy (they ran out of old growth, but blamed it on tree huggers), and of course the cliche of corrupt good ol' boy cops of the "pink house." We're talking Redneck Central, and not the good kind of redneck, but the kind that are stockpiling weapons and marching with the KKK (said to be quite a presence just a bit further north in Del Norte). Eureka has also been called "Oklahoma by the Sea."

Good to hear the ACLU is getting involved, but I think the chance of them changing the culture up there is about the same as the chance of Clarence Thomas getting recalled for cheating on his taxes and supporting Republican/conservative groups.

"I'm a lumberjack, and I'm ok." Class of '92

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