Lord. That is the one word expression I have taken to using when I am exasperated at the state of things. Lord. Because sometimes it feels like only the Lord can help us curb the extreme levels of stupid and crazy all around us these days. Case in point: the bevy of stories that have cropped up in the last few years involving both glaringly obvious and more subtle forms of racism in American schools. I find it simply ridiculous (and I mean that in the sense of both unbelievable and absurd) that incidents like these are still occurring in schools all across the country.
Some of the incidents chronicled below were perpetrated by students and will make you laugh at the stupidity involved, others were incited by teachers or administrations and will get your blood boiling. One thing is certain: they will all illuminate to you that the dream of a truly “post-racial America” is further away than many of us would like to admit. (Especially in the South. Ahem.)