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Board Student Member Recommends Steps to Improve Culture in School System

June 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Board of Education student board member Omaer Naeem delivering a message to the board during his final meeting: the public school system is failing when it comes to the race issue.  A person of color, Naeem chided the board for taking a passive approach to addressing incidents of racism that occurs between students on a regular basis…

Concluding his prepared remarks by saying that “black lives matter”, Naeem recommended a number of steps the system could implement to improve the culture including adding more books, articles  and documentaries into the English and history curriculums; and inviting speakers to address students on the “Black Lives Matter” movement.                                          

14 Responses to “Board Student Member Recommends Steps to Improve Culture in School System”

  1. June 10, 2020 at 5:50 am, Dave said:

    That’s what we need in school a radical racist group that wants to get rid of the police force talking to the students. This is not about legitimate fears and grievances of people of color, BLM are anarchists. A June 5th tweet of BLMDC said the Mayor of DC, after renaming a street after them, is “on the wrong side of BLMDC history…while ignoring our demands. Black Lives Matter means defund the police”. At least they are honest about their goals. Can anyone think of a more stupid proposal then getting rid of our protection from crime because of some bad officers? We want their influence in our schools?

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    • June 10, 2020 at 7:45 am, Peter said:

      > Not only do we want their influence, we need their influence in order to change society. BLM is not the problem in this country, it is white people like yourself.
      You also might want to consider turning off FOX News and Facebook for a little bit since you are obviously not informed very well.

      “When we talk about defunding the police, what we’re saying is invest in the resources that our communities need. Why can’t we start to look at how it is that we reorganize our priorities so people don’t have to be in the streets protesting … in a global pandemic? Are we willing to live in fear that our lives will be taken by police officers who are literally using their power in the wrong way? Or are we willing to adopt and absorb the fear of what it might mean to change our practices, which will ultimately lead to a better quality of life for everyone.”

      It is far from taking away law enforcement, it is about re-structuring law enforcement.

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      • June 10, 2020 at 9:36 am, Dave said:

        I’m with you in everyone having a better quality of life, that is part of the American dream and I want everybody to be able to live without fear. Whether it be fear of police or fear that their homes or business will be burnt down and robbed. I would hope that you feel that way too. If BLM feels that looting and destruction is wrong they are doing a poor job of communicating it. I rarely get on Facebook do watch Bret Baker, Chris Wallace and Brit Hume for sources of news. Who do you suggest that listen to for unbiased news? I’m all for a better America, I’m also all for obeying the law. I got that quote from googling BLM does that make me uninformed? Do you agree with BLM goals? I appreciate having a civil exchange will you. Name calling as some do doesn’t accomplish anything.

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        • June 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm, Peter said:

          > The quote I posted is from Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. She made that statement just 3 days ago. I’m glad you liked it ;-)
          I absolutely agree with the goals of Black Lives Matter. This country has a problem with systemic racism. Rodney King was beaten by LAPD 39 years ago and absolutely nothing has changed since then. For once, people got to stop with whataboutism. What about this and what about that. What about here and what about there. What about, what about, what about. Whataboutism doesn’t solve the issue of systemic racism, it is an excuse for racism. Omaer Naeem, the jung man mentioned above, got it all right and we need people like him to speak up. Listen what he is saying. Listen to the speeches that were given at George Floyd’s Funeral. There are the “News”.
          Look at this list: https://tinyurl.com/GFProtestPoliceBrutality
          There are over 450 documented cases of Police violence. How is that ok? Where is the accountability here? Racism is deeply embedded in American culture and needs to be rooted out once and for all.

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          • June 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm, Dave said:

            I thank you for your civility, I think it is lacking in most conversations. I have said time and again there is always room for improvement. I can no more relate to being black than I can relate to being pregnant. MLK accomplished what he did in a period of time much more racist than we have now. He did it by convincing the people that the system is wrong. He didn’t convince everyone and you never will. Racism is a sin of the heart and like sin it knows no skin color. When people see something unfair they may agree, but it is awful hard to convince someone that you have been wronged while you are looting, burning and killing other people. If you want to convince others of your point of view try love and reason and not hate and belligerence. I understand you not wanting to get off point but don’t you understand why people are perplexed at why blacks killed by police is more atrocious than a far greater amount kill in say Chicago weekly by other blacks and that seems to be no big deal? It makes it seem like it is all about race and not about people’s death. I’m not trying to put words in you mouth, I’m just saying what it seems to me. I thank you again for a civil discussion.

  2. June 10, 2020 at 7:39 am, jim said:

    #notallofthemreallydojustlikeanyrace

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    • June 10, 2020 at 7:47 am, Jay said:

      The racism and bigotry in this area is disheartening.

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      • June 10, 2020 at 8:44 am, Peter said:

        > And they do everything to keep it that way.

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        • June 10, 2020 at 9:51 am, Jay said:

          And when a misogynistic, bigoted radio station re-educates the general population with a daily propaganda diet of Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Michael Savage, Levin, et al it’s no wonder progressive, forward thinking people don’t want to move here.

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  3. June 10, 2020 at 7:48 am, Outsider said:

    We need to have Alexander Solzhenitsyn read in our schools more. We have failed to learn from the Bolshevik take over in Russia and are proceeding rapidly down the same path.

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  4. June 10, 2020 at 9:46 am, Goose said:

    I agree that this place is racist. The BLM isn’t anarchistic. It’s a true movement seeking equality in everything. Defunding is very different from disbanding police departments folks. For instance there’s really no reason police departments need military equipment. Also many departments across this great country profile people. I know this happens because years ago I was stopped by a trooper because there 3 black men in my car as we were driving to golf. I wasn’t speeding. I didn’t receive a warning. Nothing to warn me about. Clearly profiling In this instance and a great example of a systemic problem. Imagine having to live that way as a decent human being as these 3 friends were. That’s amplified even greater in large cities. It’s time to live up to the words of our constitution that all men are created equal! We certainly don’t show it!

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  5. June 10, 2020 at 10:08 am, Ann said:

    Wow! The student said nothing about defunding police yet that is the subject of the very first comment. I watch FOX news, which is no more biased than MSNBC or CNN, and I know there are radical groups on both ends of the spectrum. We need to start looking at each other as human beings.

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  6. June 10, 2020 at 10:15 am, jim said:

    BLM will never respond to the looting or the fact that a black male is 1000times more likely to die at the hands of another black male than a police officer. They cannot even acknowledge it is a fair point so how do you have any meaningful communication? You can’t so you are forced to write them off. If BLM said these are serious issues in the black community that are alarming and need a response, it would be easier to be more sympathetic. It’s that darn systemic racism that causes blacks to engage in drugs and violence as and destroy themselves and their communities. Always someone else’s fault and no accountability.

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    • June 10, 2020 at 2:55 pm, Jay said:

      Black on black killing is not the issue. The issue – in its simplest form – is that Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, and George Floyd would all be alive if they were white. Your comments are borderline racist Jim. Please give your angry words a little more thought before you press submit.

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