You mad they cut his hair, but not that his school is killing mindset

Citizen Stewart:

Less than 1% black proficiency (as opposed to a startling 9% for the state overall)?

Man, y’all better keep the eye on the prize and put the outrage where it is supposed to be. Student achievement this bad paints a picture of the future none of us want.

Yes, I think it’s terrible that a referee with history of racism required a black student athlete to cut his hair or forfeit his match, I’m more bothered by the fact that we’re outraged at that and not at the fact that his school is failing students like him so spectacularly.

Related: “The data clearly indicate that being able to read is not a requirement for graduation at (Madison) East, especially if you are black or Hispanic”.