It's amazing how closely Hightower resembles a ventriloquist doll, giving Fleischmann's spokesman nearly half of his copy space.
Perhaps relying on the armchair theories of "school officials" isn't the best way to get to the bottom of this. They heard stories? I'm still searching the article for a quote from an actual enrollee or family, white, black, hispanic, or otherwise.
What are the five counts they find Rep. Fleischmann guilty of, Cliff? You sure do a great job detailing objections to the protest. Why not spend five sentences telling us about their specific grievances?
when? for how long? man, posting a weakly captioned photo is the new laziest in journalism.
Nice ad, you pathetic shills.
"Years ago, it would have been frowned upon for a black man to be in a relationship with a white woman."
Frowned upon? Nice euphemism, Ms. Burger. There was a lot more than frowning going on if you care to read some history.
More accurately, you could inform/remind readers that interracial marriage was ILLEGAL in Tennessee until a 1967 Supreme Court decision (Loving v. Virginia) forced 16 (mostly southern) states to void their anti-miscegenation laws. So, it wasn't just "frowned upon", it was built into the legal system of our society. And just because it became legal, doesn't mean it doesn't continue to be the basis of violence and discrimination.
Attitudes are changing, as public opinion data show, but incredibly slowly in some parts. For example, a survey conducted THIS YEAR showed 46 percent of Mississippi Republicans thinking interracial marriage should once again be illegal.
Might these boys be trying to cover something up? Because this can't really be the reason for a stabbing.
Where in this story does it say Enriquez is an "illegal"? Also, the charges against him were dismissed. The previous commenter appears to have difficulty with reading comprehension. P.S. English is not the official language of the United States.