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2013-05-23 01:26:34 PM
Think about it: Some white kid didn't get a free trip to space camp, due to Affirmative Action like this. What utter bullsh*t.

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2013-05-23 01:27:36 PM
Uhhh subby, what does her being black have to do with this?
 
2013-05-23 01:31:59 PM

scottydoesntknow: Uhhh subby, what does her being black have to do with this?


It could be race baiting or racebating, depending...
 
2013-05-23 01:33:04 PM
Still not reinstated in school though. Stupid zero tolerance policies.
 
2013-05-23 01:34:57 PM
Zero tolerance policies are disproportionately applied to black students. It has everything to do with being black, if she were white none of this probably would have happened,
 
2013-05-23 01:52:08 PM
I wish people would quit calling this a science project.
 
2013-05-23 01:56:15 PM
I don't see why her color is important.

Glad she's going to space camp, though.  Maybe her love for science won't be destroyed by her school's thoughtless, martinet-esque reverence for rules.
 
2013-05-23 02:04:26 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.


Well, what would you prefer we call it?
 
2013-05-23 02:08:59 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.


We did far, far more dangerous things in Chemistry lab, but they were all cleared by the teacher. Then again, Mr G loved causing havoc.
 
2013-05-23 02:09:21 PM

Endive Wombat: rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.

Well, what would you prefer we call it?


1) She's brown.
2) Something went boom.

Ergo, terrorism!
 
2013-05-23 02:25:18 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: It could be race baiting or racebating, depending...


Space-baiting?
 
2013-05-23 02:25:35 PM
What's the point of this? There's nothing to steal in space.

/I keed!
 
2013-05-23 02:27:08 PM

palladiate: rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.

We did far, far more dangerous things in Chemistry lab, but they were all cleared by the teacher. Then again, Mr G loved causing havoc.


My chem teacher was like this as well

"Umm Mrs. L, do we really want to stick this lithium in water? I thought we learned that can cause a violent reaction?"
 
2013-05-23 02:27:21 PM
Not an astronaut, a rocket scientist.  And not just any rocket scientist, but Homer Hickham, one of the early rocket scientists at NASA.
 
2013-05-23 02:27:23 PM
you're a jackass, subby.
 
2013-05-23 02:30:16 PM
ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.  Know it.Live it.
 
2013-05-23 02:31:05 PM
Lucky she wasn't a Muslim.
 
2013-05-23 02:31:35 PM
 
2013-05-23 02:31:58 PM
That's great.  Cause every SpaceCamp class needs a token black guy.  And a hot chick.  Who's going to sponsor her?
 
2013-05-23 02:32:15 PM
Hopefully she'll be smart enough to get the hell out of Florida after high school, although north Alabama may not be all that different.
 
2013-05-23 02:32:47 PM
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2013-05-23 02:33:19 PM
Good story - but the header should have read:

Black Honor student expelled from school and arrested for doing science is cleared of all charges and is getting a free trip to space camp from a retired astronaut.


The rest is not...well, should not....be relevant.


Racist!
 
2013-05-23 02:33:29 PM
 
2013-05-23 02:33:38 PM
I believe that if you are arrested and have retained an attorney, you should be fully reimbursed if the charges are dropped or you are found not guilty.  This would obviously keep the police and the DA in check from charging people that are innocent.

There is a turnstile in the local courthouse, seriously...  Why?  Because the legal system is all about making money and they have turned the judicial system into an amusement park.

I see that she is there with her mother and sister, so I will assume this is a one income household.  The lawyer fees could collapse a family like this.

NWA said it best, F the Police.
 
2013-05-23 02:34:32 PM

dittybopper: ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.  Know it.Live it.


she made a bomb at school. She was being a jerky teenager. We used to blow shiat up all the time. Aresol cans, lighters, etc. Reckless and stupid. That's what kids do. She probably doesn't deserve a record as a result and expelling her might be too harsh but let's not pretend she was actually doing a science experiment. She knew what would happen and wanted to see an explosion because explosions are cool.
 
2013-05-23 02:34:56 PM

Endive Wombat: rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.

Well, what would you prefer we call it?


A kid blowing shiat up for fun? That's neither terrorism nor science.
 
2013-05-23 02:35:10 PM

Endive Wombat: rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.

Well, what would you prefer we call it?



It's a science experiment!
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2013-05-23 02:35:24 PM
http://www.cclp.org/documents/BBY/kentucky.pdf


And on and on and on. Her being black is why she got the book thrown at her. It is a critical part of the story.
 
2013-05-23 02:38:15 PM
s23.postimg.org  images.starpulse.com
 
2013-05-23 02:38:23 PM

IgG4: http://www.cclp.org/documents/BBY/kentucky.pdf


And on and on and on. Her being black is why she got the book thrown at her. It is a critical part of the story.


No wonder so many criminals demand to have the book thrown at them. I had no idea it meant "cleared of any charges"
 
2013-05-23 02:38:44 PM
Wut Karnal said. Skin color has nothing to do with this. Just a case of  school officials shiatting themselves when the sheep exhibit non-conformal behavior....
 
2013-05-23 02:39:52 PM

palladiate: rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.

We did far, far more dangerous things in Chemistry lab, but they were all cleared by the teacher. Then again, Mr G loved causing havoc.


I had an awesome science teacher in jr. High. When someone asked a "what would happen if" question he would say "I don't know. How could we figure that out?" and a few minutes later we would be setting up an experiment. Someone wasn't clear on the concept of centrifugal force so he said "okay, everybody outside" and we played crack the whip.

He had an "iniation" that everybody had to do where you experienced, for a fraction of a second, what an acid burn felt like. The result was that we took safety precautions seriously, no one was careless doing experiments and there were never lab accidents. Also, everybody loved science class.
 
2013-05-23 02:41:42 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [s23.postimg.org image 190x355]  [images.starpulse.com image 293x353]


Not even close.
 
2013-05-23 02:41:55 PM

IgG4: Zero tolerance policies are disproportionately applied to black students. It has everything to do with being black, if she were white none of this probably would have happened,


You don't pay much attention to the "zero intelligence" horror stories that are a daily-staple of Fark headlines, do you?
 
2013-05-23 02:42:28 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.


Maybe because she was a curious kid trying to find out something for herself, instead of letting people tell her what to believe.


rumpelstiltskin: A kid blowing shiat up for fun? That's neither terrorism nor science.


"Be a good little darkie and believe what I tell you" isn't science.

Finding out for yourself IS science.
 
2013-05-23 02:42:28 PM

skullkrusher: dittybopper: ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.  Know it.Live it.

she made a bomb at school. She was being a jerky teenager. We used to blow shiat up all the time. Aresol cans, lighters, etc. Reckless and stupid. That's what kids do. She probably doesn't deserve a record as a result and expelling her might be too harsh but let's not pretend she was actually doing a science experiment. She knew what would happen and wanted to see an explosion because explosions are cool.


You are obviously racist.
 
2013-05-23 02:42:53 PM

karnal: Good story - but the header should have read:

Black Honor student expelled from school and arrested for doing science is cleared of all charges and is getting a free trip to space camp from a retired astronaut.


The rest is not...well, should not....be relevant.


Racist!


Yes it shouldn't but from the outside that is exactly what the original story looked like.  It is great that a hero can step up to make sure that these brain dead school admins don't kill these young ladies love of science.
 
2013-05-23 02:43:47 PM
I went to SpaceCamp in 1987, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/token brown guy
//I got to be the pilot!
 
2013-05-23 02:44:21 PM

Phins: He had an "iniation" that everybody had to do where you experienced, for a fraction of a second, what an acid burn felt like. The result was that we took safety precautions seriously, no one was careless doing experiments and there were never lab accidents. Also, everybody loved science class.


My physics teacher in HS was big into, let's figure it out by doing it as well.

Our school on occasion would do that road crash simulations, I guess to scare kids into driving safely. She had out go out there and do calculations to figure out what speed, angle, etc... to get to the effects of that particular crashed (junked) car. Basically we got to play NTSB agents for a week, amazingly fun.
 
2013-05-23 02:44:23 PM

karnal: Good story - but the header should have read:

Black Honor student expelled from school and arrested for doing science is cleared of all charges and is getting a free trip to space camp from a retired astronaut.


The rest is not...well, should not....be relevant.


Racist!


Yup.  People act as it is some accomplishment for a person with a different pigment, other than white, to be an honor student.  Is subby from the South?.
 
2013-05-23 02:44:44 PM

IgG4: http://www.cclp.org/documents/BBY/kentucky.pdf


And on and on and on. Her being black is why she got the book thrown at her. It is a critical part of the story.


That is absolutely true. Percentage wise, black people are more likely to be incarcerated and get the death penalty than white people.

Why is it than ex Enron executive can destroy the lves and pensions of 4,000 people and get away scot free but a black guy who robs a bank gets 15-20 years?
 
2013-05-23 02:44:49 PM
It's like expelling a unicorn.

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2013-05-23 02:46:19 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Endive Wombat: rumpelstiltskin: I wish people would quit calling this a science project.

Well, what would you prefer we call it?

A kid blowing shiat up for fun? That's neither terrorism nor science.


Agreed. I really hate how because she's an honors student, it's a science project. If she weren't an honors student, it would be "farking around with stuff she probably shouldn't have". Because frankly that's entirely normal for kids, and while she should be read the riot act on doing stupid shiat at school like that (I mean christ, girl, wtf were you thinking?!), but that should be the end of it, positive OR negative.
 
2013-05-23 02:46:49 PM

skullkrusher: dittybopper: ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.  Know it.Live it.

she made a bomb at school. She was being a jerky teenager. We used to blow shiat up all the time. Aresol cans, lighters, etc. Reckless and stupid. That's what kids do. She probably doesn't deserve a record as a result and expelling her might be too harsh but let's not pretend she was actually doing a science experiment. She knew what would happen and wanted to see an explosion because explosions are cool.


Calling the little thing she made a "bomb" is hyperbolic.  From an earlier article (linked in TFA): "she combined toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a bottle, and the resulting gas blew the cap off the plastic bottle, according to the police report."

/You'll shoot your eye out!
 
2013-05-23 02:46:51 PM
This is insane. Had she blown up whatever it was off school grounds, that'd be understandable. But how farkin' stupid could this kid be to do it ON school grounds?! "Honor student", too?! And to those of you who are saying "I used to blown shiat up all the time", well, I'm willing to bet most of you (like me) did that shiat in the woods, your backyard...ANYwhere but at farkin' school.
 
2013-05-23 02:48:34 PM

MelGoesOnTour: I'm willing to bet most of you (like me) did that shiat in the woods, your backyard...ANYwhere but at farkin' school.


No, we did that shiat on grounds as well.

ballsy, stupid, but ballsy
 
2013-05-23 02:49:09 PM

Lochsteppe: skullkrusher: dittybopper: ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.  Know it.Live it.

she made a bomb at school. She was being a jerky teenager. We used to blow shiat up all the time. Aresol cans, lighters, etc. Reckless and stupid. That's what kids do. She probably doesn't deserve a record as a result and expelling her might be too harsh but let's not pretend she was actually doing a science experiment. She knew what would happen and wanted to see an explosion because explosions are cool.

Calling the little thing she made a "bomb" is hyperbolic.  From an earlier article (linked in TFA): "she combined toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a bottle, and the resulting gas blew the cap off the plastic bottle, according to the police report."

/You'll shoot your eye out!


fine - still. She wasn't just a curious budding scientist. There's a reason why she happened to put those 2 items together.
 
2013-05-23 02:49:09 PM

IgG4: Zero tolerance policies are disproportionately applied to black students. It has everything to do with being black, if she were white none of this probably would have happened,


bwahahaha! you're funny.

need ZT for politicians, banksters and other elitist scum that piss all over policy & laws without punishment
 
2013-05-23 02:50:00 PM

onzmadi: karnal: Good story - but the header should have read:

Black Honor student expelled from school and arrested for doing science is cleared of all charges and is getting a free trip to space camp from a retired astronaut.


The rest is not...well, should not....be relevant.


Racist!

Yes it shouldn't but from the outside that is exactly what the original story looked like.  It is great that a hero can step up to make sure that these brain dead school admins don't kill these young ladies love of science.


I read the original story and nowhere in there do they reference she is black. Her race had nothing to do with this issue.   She could have been green with spots and the only story is how the school admins reacted to her science experiment gone wrong.
 
2013-05-23 02:50:51 PM

Phins: Also, everybody loved science class.


IdBeCrazyIf: My chem teacher was like this as well



If we had more chem teachers like this, we'd have far more students interested in science.
 
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