Justice For Jasmine, Or, How To Play The Oppression Olympics 7/2/17 by Kaiter Enless

Public schools should be safe havens for equity, fairness, justice, honesty, integrity, transparency, and quality educational opportunities. – Justice For Jasmine Facebook “About” Page

Jasmine Shepard, a afro-American valedictorian and student, is filing a lawsuit (in conjunction with her mother, Sherry Shepard) against her Mississippi school district due to a claimed discrepancy with her and another student’s GPA. Ms. Sherry Shepard claims that her daughter and a white student were named co-valedictorians despite the fact that the white student had a lower GPA. Ms. Shepard also claims that her daughter was placed behind the white student who was allowed to speak during their 2016 graduation first. This, apparently, Ms. Shepard construed as racial discrimination. A old phrase leaps instantly to mind – mountains out of molehills.

The lawsuit was recently filed in the North District of Mississippi and makes a first in the region’s history. The motivation behind the suit is clearly racial as the lawsuit itself makes clear. It reads:

Prior to 2016, all of Cleveland High School’s valedictorians were white – As a result of the school official’s unprecedented action of making an African-American student share the valedictorian award with a white student, the defendants discriminated against.

The Cleveland School district has since issued a public response that is suitably fitting, calling the lawsuit, “Frivolous,” and asserting that Ms. Shepard is mistaken about her GPA claim, stating that both students had the exact same GPA.

Someone is clearly lying.

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  • Jeff Simon

    Affirmative action requires that American Africans of a high melanin content be held to a lesser standard than Caucasians. Because of “White Privilege”, Jasmine will be unable to compete on a level playing field and thus must be extended special circumstances. She is not being greedy or self-centered for wanting to be the High School’s sole Valedictorian. Jasmine will need that distinction of being totally unique if she hopes to succeed in her burgeoning career of Black Activism and poverty pimping. Look at that sweet truculent face. Who are we to deny this Angel her moment in the spotlight?

    All sarcasm aside, I would find it very strange if Jasmine was not allowed to address her Senior Class and her co-valedictorian was. I also fail to see why Jasmine could not lead the procession. I suppose a Court will sort it all out but there are so many constant accusations out there it has become difficult to lend any single one of them any credibility. As a wise lady once said: “Liberals see racism where it doesn’t exist, fabricate it when they can’t find it and ignore it within their own ranks.”– Michelle Malkin