BWB Seeks Justice

By: Nikki W.

I am outraged on so many levels here. As a girl, as a BRILLIANT girl, as a person who appreciates academic achievement, heck…I’m outrages AS A PERSON.

Arkansas High School Appoints Co-Valedictorian Because Top Student Was African American | A high school student in Arkansas was blocked from receiving sole valedictorian honors this summer, despite earning the highest G.P.A. in her class and receiving only a single B in her four years at McGehee Secondary School. Kymberly Wimberly’s offense? She’s black. School administrators worried that Wimberly’s accomplishment would result in a “big mess” at the majority-white school, so Principal Darrell Thompson told the student’s mother “that he decided to name a white student as co-valedictorian,” even though the white student had a lower G.P.A. The matter is currently pending in federal court.

The comments on this are great, especially the first one that aptly points out that Kymberly Wimberly’s only offense is BWB – Brilliant While Black.


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