District’s ban on rap music on school buses prompts cries of racism

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Public Schools officials doesn’t want students to listen to violent rap music while they’re bused to school, and some folks think that makes them racists. Outraged parents in August circulated an internal PPS memo sent to school bus drivers this spring that specifically prohibits them from tuning into local rap music […]

Portland schools spend big on ‘white privilege’ training — still accused of racism

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Public Schools board member Paul Anthony thinks the district is racist towards minority students, so he filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. The complaint comes amid extensive efforts to eradicate alleged systemic white supremacy in the district through staff training and school restructuring. Despite more than […]