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08-24-2006, 05:45 PM
Family Says Bus Driver Makes Black Kids Sit In Back

Family Says Nine Students Shared Two Seats

POSTED: 10:20 am EDT August 24, 2006

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A Louisiana school bus driver forced nine black elementary school children to sit in the back of the bus, while designating the front seats for white children, according to a published report.

Angry relatives of the black children have filed a complaint with school officials, according to the Shreveport Times (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060824/NEWS01/608240332/1002/NEWS).

The children were attending Red River Elementary School in Coushatta, La.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is considering filing a formal charge with the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the Times.

"It is extremely alarming. We fought that battle 50 years ago, and we won. Why is this happening again?" NAACP District Vice President James Panell, of Shreveport, said in an interview the Times.

Superintendent Kay Easley refused much comment on the allegations Wednesday, calling it a personnel issue. The Times reported that Easley did acknowledge an investigation into the claim and confirmed that the bus driver did not run her route Wednesday or Thursday.

The school's principal, Jamie Lawrence, tried to fix the seating on the bus after she found out about the segregation, according to the newspaper's report. But the issue ended up being handled by the district's central office, the Times reported.

Some family members said they are calling for bus driver Delores Davis' immediate termination. One family member, Patricia Sessoms, said the bus driver called one of the mothers of the black students to apologize.

Sessoms said that after some family members called the central office to complain, the driver was ordered to make seat assignments for the students.

"But she still assigned the black children to the back of the bus," she said.

The Times reported that the nine black children had to share the two seats in the back, meaning the older children had to hold the younger ones in their laps.

After hearing that, the school board ordered a black bus driver to drive across town to drive the nine black children to school, the paper reported.

"I think the whole school system needs to be reviewed in Red River Parish," Sessoms said.

Why is this still going on in American? =/ U.S.A is going to burn in hell soon, seriously.

08-24-2006, 06:20 PM
in the UK, all da blick youts sit at the back of the bus out of choice, ya see me?

08-24-2006, 07:36 PM
i've been force to sit in the back of my school bus many of times because you call the bus driver a dicklicker, he makes sit in the back, eh i don't run and cry to lulac

08-24-2006, 07:39 PM
I've been forced to ride the short bus... in the short bus, everyone sits in the back.

08-25-2006, 01:31 AM
why would u wanna sit at the front?

The Wizzard
08-25-2006, 02:29 AM
^yeah don't all the cool kids sit back there?

Decipha Born
08-25-2006, 09:42 AM
i cee it as teaching our black children how to do their duty which means keep an eye on yall uncivilized kids in the front yes that mean them white kids too


bla bla bla we should sit wherever we want peace lol

08-25-2006, 09:43 AM
A couple of people are talking about sitting in the back of the bus by choice. Nothing wrong w/ that. Being forced to sit there cause of the color of your skin is fucking crazy. They should fire the redneck that pulled this shit.

Decipha Born
08-25-2006, 09:45 AM
i dont believe it... if the naacp is involved its over exagerated and can only favor whites.........

08-25-2006, 09:50 AM
Could you elaborate on that?^