You Too Can Be President (If You're White)

You Too Can Be President (If You're White)

by
Abby Zimet

WTF Dept: A middle school in Mississippi is holding elections that dictate only a white kid
can be class president - though a black kid can be
vice-president (in 8th grade only). No word on what positions are open to Asians or, God
forbid, Hispanics. As Colbert would have it, nation, this is real. More here.

Update: The school has ended the practice of elections by "classification of ethnicity." Thanks be, on occasion, to the Internet, and the noise it makes.

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