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thedailywhat:

This Is All Kind Of Wrong of the Day: Kymberly Wimberly was all set to become her Arkansas school’s first black valedictorian since 1989.
But,  at the last minute, McGehee High School decided Kymberly was to  share her spotlight with a white “co-valedictorian” who had a lower GPA.
“When I found out I was valedictorian, I was ecstatic,”  Kymberly, who has long dreamt of being at the top of her class, told ABC  News. She says the student named co-valedictorian agreed with her that  “if the tables were turned, there wouldn’t be a co-valedictorian.”
Kymberly’s  mom, Molly Bratton, who is the school’s “certified media specialist,” says she  overheard school personnel expressing concern that naming Kymberly  valedictorian would cause a “big mess.” Furthermore, when Bratton tried  to protest the school’s move at a school board meeting, she was told she  couldn’t speak because she had “filled out the wrong form” and would  have to wait until after graduation to appeal.
Kymberly and  Bratton have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the school,  seeking punitive damages and a revision of the school records naming  Kymberly the sole valedictorian.
[abcnews / c|n.]

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN

*headdesk* Nope, there’s no racism anymore.

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thedailywhat:

This Is All Kind Of Wrong of the Day: Kymberly Wimberly was all set to become her Arkansas school’s first black valedictorian since 1989.

But, at the last minute, McGehee High School decided Kymberly was to share her spotlight with a white “co-valedictorian” who had a lower GPA.

“When I found out I was valedictorian, I was ecstatic,” Kymberly, who has long dreamt of being at the top of her class, told ABC News. She says the student named co-valedictorian agreed with her that “if the tables were turned, there wouldn’t be a co-valedictorian.”

Kymberly’s mom, Molly Bratton, who is the school’s “certified media specialist,” says she overheard school personnel expressing concern that naming Kymberly valedictorian would cause a “big mess.” Furthermore, when Bratton tried to protest the school’s move at a school board meeting, she was told she couldn’t speak because she had “filled out the wrong form” and would have to wait until after graduation to appeal.

Kymberly and Bratton have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the school, seeking punitive damages and a revision of the school records naming Kymberly the sole valedictorian.

[abcnews / c|n.]

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN

*headdesk* Nope, there’s no racism anymore.

(Source: thedailywhat, via mdsh)

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    ^ that comment
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    To see discrimination so blatant like this sickens me. How can people, especially in an education system, think
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  12. letgod reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    21st century. aren’t we...bit old for this discrimination? come on.
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  14. lazycheskie reblogged this from kirbyaraullo and added:
    what is this fuckery?!?! CO-Valedictorian? with a person who has a LOWER GPA?? That other kid can be Salutatorian. I am...
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    —- If you are as outraged as...am, join me in continuing
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    yea, this story is fucked up, but come on, Kymberly Wimberly from McGeHee High? I bet she went to classes on Barkly the...
  20. crazypeoplejail reblogged this from daretobebolderthanbold and added:
    I don’t know if I’m disgusted by the human race more because of the incident or her name
  21. daretobebolderthanbold reblogged this from chrosty and added:
    I heard about the story, but not the name. That’s like naming your kid Ladasha, as in La-ah. FACEPALM.
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    LMFAOLMFAO KIMBERLY WIMBERLY HAHHHAHAH
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    OHMYGOD.
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    wtf
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    This is still happening? :|