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‘Black lives don’t mean sh*t’: Mississippi valedictorian denied solo honor deluged with racist attacks

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Mississippi student Jasmine Shepard (Photo: Facebook)

The Internet was outraged after a Black valedictorian in Mississippi was forced to share the stage with a white counterpart who had a lower GPA — but some were outraged for more nefarious reasons.

According to the Daily Mail, Jasmine Shepard, who was her school’s first black valedictorian, has been the target of racist attacks for her and her family’s insistence that she be retroactively given the sole honor of valedictorian.

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The family’s JusticeForJasmine Facebook page, meant as a rallying point for Sherpard’s supporters, has also become a venue for racists intent on cutting the shafted valedictorian down even further.

“Stop playing the “I’M BLACK SO I’M SPECIAL” card and put on your grown-up pants,” one hateful Facebook user posted.

“You’re simply butthurt that another student is white and you feel like you deserve special attention simply based on the color of your skin,” another said. Along with multiple uses of racial slurs, one user even claimed that “Black lives don’t mean sh**”

Despite the hatred, Shepard responded bravely to the abuse.

“Throughout my life, my parents shielded me from (such) behavior,” she wrote on Facebook. “But now I see that I will have to face this head on.”

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“You can send me these types of messages but those sentiments will not be returned,” she concluded.

Along with raising awareness online about their plight, Shepard and her family are also suing their Cleveland, Mississippi school district over the incident.


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"The FBI visited my house today," she revealed on Twitter.

"They arrested a man in Idaho on weapons charges who they believe was affiliated with white supremacist groups. They found my name on a list in his home, alongside others," she explained.

"This is why this President is so dangerous," she continued. "He is stoking fires he has no intention of controlling."

"I’m ok y’all, but this sh*t is not ok. Vote this muthaf*cka out," she suggested. "For real."

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Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" played in the background as Marine One hovered over the crowd at The Villages in Florida before landing at the first of two rallies for President Donald J. Trump Friday afternoon.

As CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller wrote, it's Trump's "51st visit to Florida, his most frequent destination, and his 5th rally" in the state this year.

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