Posted: Aug 27, 2010 1:58 PM by Letitia Walker
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A mother has pulled her mixed-race
children from a Mississippi school over a policy that dictates
blacks and whites alternate years holding class officer positions
but makes no provision for students of mixed parentage.
Brandy Springer said her 12-year-old daughter, who is half
native American, couldn't run for sixth-grade class reporter at
Nettleton Middle School in Lee County because that position was
only for black students. School president was for white students
Springer, who is white, had two children who are half native
American at the school. She said she has two younger children who
are half black.
Administrators didn't immediately respond to requests for
comment. A statement on the district's website said the policy is