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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:30 PM

Students at North Texas school disciplined for 'slave trade' held over social media

A group of students at an Aledo school were disciplined based on a slave auction they set up on social media to pretend to sell their Black classmates, according to local activists.

The Aledo Independent School District learned of an incident where students at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus cyberbullied and harassed other students based on their race, according to a statement from Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn. The district started an investigation that involved law enforcement.

The district did not specify what the incident involved and said administrators learned about it more than two weeks ago. Local activists told the Star-Telegram that a group of students set up the slave auction. A screenshot provided to the Star-Telegram showed a Snapchat group with various names, including “Slave Trade” and another name that includes a racial slur. One person typed they would spend $1 on a peer, and another person wrote in the chat they would pay $100 for someone else.

Tony Crawford, an activist and leader with Parker County Progressives, said the situation was “another in a long line of incidents that are swept under the rug.”

Read more: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article250615554.html

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Shell_Seas Apr 13 #3
LeftInTX Apr 13 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:35 PM

1. I love Tony, glad they quoted him here. Also... Aledo, wtf??

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:45 PM

2. I suspected this OP would get your attention seeing that you covered the region well on your blog.

And I agree, WTF Aledo? First the city council didn't approve of Taco Bell and now there are slave trades of students in your school. Time to wake up to the 21st century.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:03 AM

3. I'm going through a lot of emotions about all of THIS lately. It's all connected.

Bud Kennedy posted a picture of Judge Dean posing with a bunch of Neo-Confederates in Parker County. Racism in America, and in some places more than others, is a systemic issue. A few months ago, I read the TEA essential skills for history, and the things that they are teaching our kids are mind-blowing for the 21st Century.

The way that Southlake and the State Legislature are fighting against Critical Race Theory, not actual Critical Race Theory, but their perception of what Critical Race Theory is. And then the hate crimes committed against the young boy in Plano.

In Texas, we are taught white supremacy and it's reinforced in our schools and in many white homes. It's seeped into every element of our society. County judges are posing with Neo-Confederates. Law enforcement target, harass, and kill minorities. We keep fighting and nothing seems to change.

Strom Thurmond called it gradualism, he said in an interview once that he was a gradualist. Meaning, let's not eradicate white supremacy and make everything equal all at once, let's do it gradually. We've been doing it gradually for 150 years and just yesterday police killed another unarmed Black man in Minneapolis. No matter what Strom Thurmond did in his life or any progressive legislation he pushed, he will always be remembered as the white supremacist who led the Dixiecrats. Which is why he was wrong.

In the case particularly of Parker County, they are a deep red county and are still in love with the Confederacy. What these kids were doing in school is disgusting, but also unsurprising. It's all connected.

I know. It's heavy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:57 AM

4. Taco Bell??

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 03:29 AM

5. Yes, Taco Bell.

Apparently Aledo had redone the entrance into town off of I-35W. Taco Bell wanted to open a restaurant in the prime real estate, but the citizens complained and the city council denied them a permit.

https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/news/local_news/residents-speak-out-against-aledo-taco-bell/article_4e57b70c-8a8b-5f7d-8ef4-f357a327e619.html

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