Jack Ford's comment about race having to do with the closing of Libby is stupid.

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The decision to close the school was made by the Board of Education. Here are the members of the Board of Education, along with an indication of race.

Bob Vasquez, President , Latino
Lisa Sobecki, Vice President, Caucasian
Larry Sykes, Member, African American
Jack Ford, Member, African American
Brenda Hill, Member, African American

His point was that this group is racially motivated to do a disservice to the African American community. That's a foolish position. He should be embarrassed.

Big Jim

This came across as a very irresponsible statement from someone in a position of leadership. The TPS district is melting down and needs actual leadership, not dysfunctional, divisive, politically motivated commentary. It appears that no one is willing to admit that how things have been done in the past doesn't work. The board in many instances seems to pander to the lowest common denominator, and is wrapped up with infighting rather than streamlining the system and reducing costs. The system spends too many resources focusing on fighting within an antiquated system rather than looking at the realities and adjusting. If this were a private business it would be out of business. The board, the administration, the unions, the employees, the parents, and even the community groups, need to look at absolute mess they are responsible for. Or not! Continue the dysfunction and the kids and the community at large will surely bear the consequences.

I wonder if Jack "they did it to us again" Ford will run for mayor again?

In my opinion jack ford is the racist.

exist because black people are hell bent on making sure the race card is always played when it appears it will benefit them. Blacks really don't want true equality because then they lose their excuse when something they do fails. This comment reminded me of the famous comment when Kanye West said "Bush hates black people" during a fundraiser for hurricane Katrina victims. Of course, nothing was said about the black mayor Ray Nagin who refused warnings and help from the federal government before the storm hit. No...don't mention that because that would mean we black folk would have to hold ourselves accountable. I just wish a country star would have said, "Obama hates white people" during the fund raiser for the recent Tennessee flood victims. You know the flood Obama hardly made mention of.

As long as the race card is the best paying card in the deck, it will be played, it's as simple as that.

No question, and I am betting there are a lot of black folks right now that are wondering, "where is our money"? The money that was expected of bama after his election, you know, from "his stash", "Obama money"!

We are at a sad state as a nation, and unfortunately this country has elected an incompetent fool to lead us.
Transcript

KEN ROGULSKI: Why are you here?

WOMAN: To get some money.

ROGULSKI: What kind of money?

WOMAN: Obama money.

ROGULSKI: Where's it coming from?

WOMAN: Obama.

ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it?

WOMAN: I don't know. His stash. I don't know. I don't know where he got it from but he's giving it to us, to help us. We love him. That's why we voted for him. Obama! Obama!

Here's how another woman responded to Rogulski's questions:

ROGULSKI: Did you get an application to fill out yet?

WOMAN: I sure did. And I filled it out, and I am waiting to see what the results are going to be.

ROGULSKI: Will you know today how much money you're getting?

WOMAN: No, I won't, but I'm waiting for a phone call.

ROGULSKI: Where's the money coming from?

WOMAN: I believe it's coming from the City of Detroit or the state.

ROGULSKI: Where did they get it from?

WOMAN: Some funds that was given by Obama.

ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get the funds?

WOMAN: Obama getting the funds from... Ummm, I have no idea, to tell you the truth. He's the president.

Oh, my God.

Obama's stash?

http://www.charlotteconservative.com/index.php/2009/10/detroit-obama-money/
http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2009/10/detroit-woman-obama-money.html

In my opinion, ford is as worthless as the poor fools looking for an obama handout. ford is just as bad as these freeloaders, as he has been on the public dole for years. With no contribution of value, in my opinion. Sad, sad

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B -IG
A -SS
M- ISTAKE
A -MERICA

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

In the 1800's, some people were given healthcare, food, housing and all they had to do was work in the fields.

In 2010, some people are given healthcare, food, housing and all they had to do was vote for Democrats, the NEW plantation owners.

My how times have changed.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

"His point was that this group is racially motivated to do a disservice to the African American community. That's a foolish position. He should be embarrassed."

Board member Ford has no reason to be embarrassed. His only embarrassment is that it took him so long to speak the truth. It is common knowledge that everything TPS is racially motivated always has been and probably always will be.

I wondered how long it was going to take.

MikeyA

AMEN, purnhrt!

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

What's he doing on the board? He looks like a slumbering bear who doesn't know what's going on and with his racist comment he proves it.

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