Thursday, January 12, 2017
In a town ripped apart by racial scandal Allentown school district has chosen their first black superintendent on January 11 2017. This is a big step for a town whose local paper(Morning Call) only has ONE black reporter on sports staff, and a town recently divided by Eminent Domain castle built for Lehigh Valley Phantoms. It was our privilege to catch up with Mr Parker, and ask him about his legacy, and also talked about the school to prison pipeline (The Keystone exam) Allentown has had previous superintendents ie Russel Mayo and Zahorchek who have both been called racist towards black/brown students.. last year there was a student walkout posed by black/brown students demanding a better education. In an era where proactive teens are celebrated these teens were attacked and subjugated by the media who have little to no minority input. In response, Allentown had three minority candidates vie for this posiotion, and critics say Mr Thomas may have had the least experience in real world duties. However this did not thwart George White of Lehigh university to give Parker the nod. In a room packed with people awaiting the decision Allentown finally has its new Superintendent. But why was the whole process so secretive??? Why did a bethlehem entity decide what was best for Allentown. Why were all the candidates minority??? Is our first black superintendent being set up by white supremacy of the Lehigh Valley??? We will keep you posted, but for now our prayers go out to this brother. he has a lot of issues to hash out in Allentown, and we hope his doors stay open.
Posted by Grounzeromag at 8:19 PM