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Juxtapose Boston events w/ Melrose Events and the Path to a Just Resolution Should Be Clear

Substitute what has happened in Melrose and it's easy to see what should happen and what must happen if anything is going to start getting better here.

portions of an article from today's Globe:

NAACP branch calls for removal of BLS headmaster


By Jan Ransom Globe Staff February 22, 2016

The Boston branch of the NAACP called for ousting Boston Latin School’s headmaster following a five-hour meeting Sunday on the results of an investigation released Friday into the administration’s response to racially charged incidents at the school and on social media.

Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta failed the students at Boston Latin School, branch president Michael Curry said, and “for that she needs to go.”

“We no longer have faith that she can act in a way that is in the best interest of the students at Boston Latin, particularly when it comes to safety,” Curry said Sunday night after the meeting. “We don’t come to this lightly.”

Curry said he held off calling for Teta’s termination until the release of the report, which the group reviewed in depth Sunday afternoon.

Asked about the call for Teta to be fired, Boston Public Schools spokesman Dan O’Brien said Sunday night that “Superintendent [Tommy] Chang is looking forward to meeting with NAACP leadership in the immediate future to discuss any concerns people in the community have raised in recent days.”
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Students, black leaders question scope of Latin School inquiry

Investigators found that Boston Latin School officials responded appropriately to several racially charged incidents.

Curry slammed Teta’s handling of an incident on Nov. 7, 2014, in which a student called a black female student a racial slur and “threatened her with a reference to lynching.”

Curry said the NAACP brought the incident to the attention of the Office of Equity, and said Teta knew about it, but the case was not communicated to other officials within the school district. He said police made a report on the incident.

“The handling of that case by Teta and lead administrators in that building warrants termination,” Curry said. “There was an effort to protect this young man’s reputation at the risk of this young lady’s safety.”

While administrators disciplined the male student, the report stated, they did not notify his parents about the incident or tell them about his punishment. The school also failed to notify the female student’s parents.

Curry said his group spoke with at least 20 current and former Boston Latin students and their families about racism at the school.

Parents have said that Teta has been unresponsive in the past with regards to similar incidents and has failed to acknowledge the problem or talk about race, Curry said.

He said the report also failed to include other information collected from social media and the probe did not look at other incidents at the school.

Curry said he heard during the meeting about an incident in which a teacher referred to a student using the N-word.

Last month, when two Boston Latin School students publicly denounced racially charged incidents at the school and on social media, they spurred a community often divided on other issues to unite.

In the days following the students’ appearance on a YouTube video, clergy, elected officials, and civil rights leaders quickly rallied in their support and launched an effort to combat a racially charged climate at the city’s most elite public school that some say has spanned generations.

But black leaders have said the investigation’s scope was limited and planned community meetings this week to discuss the issue.

Rivers said the community galvanized around the issue because racism at the school has been a decades-long problem and “the response from the administration seems to be inadequate at every turn.”

The community should continue to work together, Rivers said, and formulate a strategy.

Some say the situation at Boston Latin School offers the community a chance to support the next generation in efforts to defeat racism.

“It’s our young people that are affected by this and they stepped up and took the bull by the horn and said, ‘We’re not going to take this injustice,’ ” Ezedi said. “It has reminded adults of what we are called to do and need to do.”

Re: Juxtapose Boston events w/ Melrose Events and the Path to a Just Resolution Should Be Clear

Political correctness is out of control. Believe me, this is not the end, it is just the beginning and all of you liberal moon-bats are signing up for this and taking money out of your own pockets. Vote Trump to stem the tide of this foolishness.

Re: Juxtapose Boston events w/ Melrose Events and the Path to a Just Resolution Should Be Clear

I don't think even MFD would vote Trump.

Re: Juxtapose Boston events w/ Melrose Events and the Path to a Just Resolution Should Be Clear

So instead of a thoughtful response to a horrible and continuing situation in our schools, one that is costing every taxpayer here, to say nothing of every family with students in the district, a Melrosian (with a capital U for Ugly Bigot) thinks this is just another funny excuse to vote for a verified and dangerous fascist. Welcome to Melrose, where we are building a large wall and taking down the "Welcome to All" motto. PC indeed.