Top Ten Videos to watch

HISTORY Brings 'Roots' Cast And Crew To The White House For Screening
Graduates tossing caps into the air
Freddie Gray Baltimore Protests
Mid section of man in graduation gown holding diploma
Legendary Baseball Player Tony Gwynn's Family Files A Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco
ME.jailhouse#2.0117.CW Montebello City Council has approved use of a private contractor to run the n
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Addresses Police Misconduct At Chicago City Council Meeting
WWII Soldiers Standing In A Flag Draped Sunset - SIlhouette
Students Taking a College Exam
Bill Cosby Preliminary Hearing
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Worried black businesswoman at desk
Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry
Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
FBI Officials Discuss Apprehension Of Explosions Suspect After Three-Day Manhunt
NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons
US-POLITICS-OBAMA
Protests Erupt In Chicago After Video Of Police Shooting Of Teen Is Released
24673281
US-VOTE-DEMOCRAT-SANDERS
Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
Portrait of senior African woman holding money
Medicare
President Bush Speals At Federalist Society's Gala
Police
Police Line Tape
Senior Woman's Hands
Police officers running
New Orleans Residents Return to Housing Projects
David Banner
Leave a comment

emptyclassroom

From The Miami Herald

Faced with complaints from parents and students about racial insensitivity, state and local education officials have dropped the word negro from a racial background form that went out to every Broward public school student the first day of school.
The form, on page 9 of the code of student conduct booklet and titled “Required Data From Parents,” asked two questions: the yes-or-no “Is your child Hispanic or Latino?” and the multiple-choice “What is your child’s race?”
The options under race included Black or African American. The description that follows reads: “A person having origins in any black racial groups in Africa. Terms such as `Haitian’ or `Negro’ can be used in addition to `Black or African American.’ ”
Parents had to sign the form and return it to the school so the district could compile federally required data. The information helps track changing demographics and allocate school funding.
The word “Negro” concerned a few parents, who called the school district and the Florida Department of Education to complain.
It also caught the eye of Jake Edri, a 15-year-old 10th-grader at Deerfield Beach High School, who said he feared seeing “Negro” in a district-issued booklet could lead students to believe using that word was OK. He started a petition, with his principal’s permission, to ask that the wording be changed.
“I figured, if I bring this up to the School Board, I can do something about it,” Jake said.
He and a friend collected more than 200 signatures between Thursday afternoon and Monday and spoke before the board at a meeting Tuesday.
“I attend an ethnically diverse school,” said Jake, who is white. “I and other students have found page 9 of the code of conduct offensive.”

Read The Whole Story

Also On News One: