Saturday, September 22, 2007

Darling, Ott mum on Brown Deer High School racist slander

Way to stick up for the home team, Alberta.

Way to represent your people, Jim.

The silence of State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and State Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) after State Rep. Frank Lasee (R-do we really have to admit he's from Wisconsin?) sent an intensely racist letter about black high school students to the Brown Deer School District discredits them both.

Darling and Ott represent Brown Deer. At least they represent Brown Deer on paper, but they sure have not served their consituents on this one. Let's review what Lasee did: he wrote to Brown Deer school officials asking them to investigate whether the scurrilous allegations in a letter were true, and to explain, if the allegations were not true, how those rumors could possibly have gotten started. The charges, first reported in the Journal Sentinel, were as follows:

"There is a hallway that is off limits to white kids, where the black kids have sex. When the teachers leave the class rooms, the same thing happens. Also on the school buses. The kid's parents can't complain to the school board for fear of retribution on their children.

"The teacher's at the school are sending their kids to private schools and the white people who can are moving to other areas to protect their children and allow them to get an education. I wonder if the Brown Deer school count's a pregnant girl as two students to get more taxpayer money."

I'm trying to figure out how Darling and Ott can remain silent on this one. Don't they feel at least the smallest obligation to condemn this kind of crap, especially when it is aimed at their constituents?

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