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Students asked not to say Obama’s name

By David Edwards
Friday, November 7, 2008 11:42 EDT
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School officials at a Mississippi junior high school threatened to discipline students for speaking the name of president-elect Barack Obama.

WAPT reported:

“Reporters with 16 WAPT News received several calls from upset parents that said a school bus driver told the children on a Pearl school bus that if they said Obama’s name, they would be written up and taken to the principal’s office for disciplinary reasons.”

“Another parent said that a coach at Pearl Junior High School told students that if they speak Obama’s name, they would face expulsion.”

“In a separate incident, a girl’s basketball coach at Pearl Junior High School told students they would be suspended for saying Obama’s name.”

This video is from WAPT.com, broadcast November 7, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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