What happens when too many white kids are elected to student council these days?

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    http://hotair.com/archives/2015/10/...esults-due-to-winners-insufficient-diversity/

    Today in progress: San Francisco middle school withholds student election results due to winners’ insufficient diversity

    posted at 8:41 pm on October 20, 2015 by Guy Benson

    A grimly accurate headline, I’m afraid. The good news is that most of the community seems to reject this nonsense for what it is: Racialized, politically-correct social engineering run amok. The bad news is that the administration is standing by its decisions, effectively arguing that ‘diversity’ concerns are simply too serious to be subordinated to such quaint notions as representative democracy. Madness:

    When Everett held its election three days later, its principal promptly refused to release the results, saying she was concerned that the winners were not diverse enough. While she would ultimately relent and release the results, her decision spurred anger among parents and kids who felt that the principal was putting diversity ahead of democracy. Critics compared her to a dictator who scraps elections when results don’t go her way…“The whole school voted for those people, so it is not like people rigged the game,” seventh-grader Sebastian Kaplan told KRON 4, who had run for class representative yet had no clue a week later if he won. “But in a way, now it is kinda being rigged.” … The controversy began as soon as the Oct. 9 election results rolled in. Everett’s 36-year-old principal, Lena Van Haren, was disturbed by the lack of diversity among the winners, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The school sits in San Francisco’s Mission District, a historically diverse neighborhood that has recently struggled with both gentrification and gang violence. Everett is as much a melting pot as the community, with 80 percent of its population comprised of students of color. Only 20 percent of students are white, Van Haren told KTVU.

    Okay, and? An election was called, candidates competed for seats, the student body voted, and a disproportionately high number of non-minority students happened to win. Very problematic. Something had to be done: “It’s not okay for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” the school’s principal told the San Francisco Chronicle. “The easy thing would have been to announce the results and move on. I intentionally did not choose the easy way because this is so important.” The outcome was “not okay,” even though it was freely determined by the diverse students themselves? And what, exactly, is “so important” as to justify this moral panic? Even in uber-progressive San Francisco, this attitude did not go over particularly well:

    Students who had run for office were left in limbo, wondering if they had won or lost and if it even mattered anymore. Parents were equally confused. Eventually, that confusion turned into annoyance, then anger. “I wanted to get more involved and change some things,” Kaplan, the seventh-grader running for class representative, told KRON 4, practically quoting Chelsea Clinton verbatim. “I feel like it is disrespectful to all the people who were running,” he said of the strange silence over election results. Parents turned to local media to claim that political correctness had trumped common sense — not to mention democracy. “My criticism of the Everett administration is their good intention got in the way of their common sense,” parent Todd David told the Chronicle. “It’s really, really disturbing to me that withholding the results somehow equals social justice or equity. That is where I totally disconnect. I’m like, ‘Whoa.’ ”

    After relenting and publishing the results — in which “white, Asian, and mixed-race students” were statistically over-represented — the school’s (white) principal pronounced herself “concerned” about whether students’ “voices are all heard,” via KTVU:

    Ah, but “the children’s voices were heard,” UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh writes on his Washington Post blog. “They just seemed to be less obsessed with race than some administrators are.” Precisely. Nevertheless, said administrators are reportedly considering adding seats or roles to the student council as an ex post facto means of mitigating this imaginary problem. Despite all the controversy, Principal Bien Pensant remains optimistic that the entire episode can still serve as a “teachable moment.”

    Indeed. But for whom?

    Editor’s note: A version of this item is cross-posted at Townhall.com
     
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    gotta love the pc thought police.....they wicked smaht
     
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    Better for them to learn now while they are young that democracy is a shame.
     
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    It's just fuckin' sickening these days

    Principal stalls student election results – too many white kids won
    By Todd Starnes

    October 20, 2015 | 6:56pm

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    Principal Lena Van Haren’s decision to withhold the results of the student government elections angered parents and students at Everett Middle School in San Francisco.

    “It’s not okay for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” she told the San Francisco Chronicle. “The easy thing would have been to announce the results and move on. I intentionally did not choose the easy way because this is so important.”

    There were no allegations of voter intimidation or voter fraud. There were no reports of hanging chads. And there were no incidents involving ballot boxes that malfunctioned. So what was the problem?

    According to the newspaper, there were no “English learners” among the winners. I’m assuming that’s what they’re calling kids who don’t speak a lick of English these days.

    Black and Latino students were underrepresented as well.

    The problem, it appears, is that the principal didn’t like who got the most votes. In other words – too many white kids got elected.

    For the record, white, Asian and mixed-race students were the highest vote getters, the newspaper reported.

    The principal held the election results for more than a week – and then sent a note to parents about how to have a more representative government.

    “This is complex, but as a parent and a principal, I truly believe it behooves us to be thoughtful about our next steps here so we have a diverse student council that is truly representative of all voices at Everett,” she wrote in a message to moms and dads.

    So the principal seems to think that boys and girls should vote for representatives based on the color of their skin and not the content of their character?

    “I feel like it is disrespectful to all the people who were running,” student Sebastian Kaplan told television station KRON. “The whole school voted for those people, so it is not like people rigged the game, but in a way – now it is kind of being rigged.”

    The principal defended her un-American behavior by explaining that she just wanted to promote diversity.

    “This is middle school – it’s not a presidential election,” she said. “It was not about hurting democracy or putting diversity over democracy.”

    The school district called the entire electoral mess a “learning opportunity.”

    And it should be a learning opportunity. I hope Principal Van Haren will immediately enroll in a Civics class and a U.S. Government class.

    Meanwhile, school administrators are meeting later this week to consider how to get more non-white kids involved in politics. One idea, the principal suggested, is to just add more student government positions.

    Now that sounds like something the federal government would do.

    Principal Van Haren told the Chronicle that she just wants everyone’s voice to be heard. But that doesn’t make sense to kids like Sebastian.

    “The organizers are saying things like, ‘we want everyone’s voice to be heard,’ but in truth, the voters’ voices are not being heard,” the seventh grader told KRON.

    Sorry, Sebastian. But in today’s progressive America – diversity trumps democracy.
     
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    I was going to post this yesterday, but never got around to it.


    Great lesson for the kids!

    Hey kids, time to Rock The Vote, get out and be heard! BUT, only if you vote the way we like.
     
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    Anecdotes about every day life in America anger me as well.
     
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    Diversity isn't a strength. Intelligence, character, and hard work are strengths.

    Dumb liberal cunt is more focused on skin color than 1000 Klansmen.

    Great lesson to teach children; it's only about skin color, never achievement. Racist liberals.
     
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    white power :jj:
     
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    Teach kids that your vote doesn't matter. Their leaders know best. The American way!
     
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    White woman who got principal job says what????

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    Lefties will be the ruin of our country.

    Doesnt this mirror the presidential election? Last time it was someone mixed, next a woman, maybe an AA or Hispanic after that. Qualifications are irrelevant, whose turn is it next? Whats going to make the lefties feel good?
     
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    stupid liberal cunt
     
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    Liberal ideas. Wait until you see what obama/julian castro (secretary of H.U.D.) want to impose on neighborhoods.
     
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    That's not completely accurate, they're trying to teach white kids their vote doesn't matter.

    If every kid who had won was black she wouldn't have said shit.
     
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    Another blond shithead that talks with her hands, where have we seen that before? :bigthink


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    When liberal policies keep it real
     
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