Other bloggers razz MCPS, back principal
Other bloggers agree with JerryWeast.com that the school board members and superintendent obsess more about white people who try to solve violence among black kids, instead of helping the African-American kids.
Blogger Casey Lartigue (pictured), in his African-American-oriented site called What Would You Say If You Weren't Afraid? says, "The community activists and others upset about the letter may not know what to do about the youngsters fighting, but they certainly know how to spring into action when a white administrator makes a comment about race. Those are fighting words! To hell with the actual fight!"
Lartigue adds, "I don't know about you, but I've concluded that the best way to really fight black-on-black crime is to wait for someone white to say something about it, and then pounce on that..."
Blogger Betty on Teacher Lingo says the punishment for the reputed gang members seems rather mild, and that Dr. Benz's new dress code is appropriate and overdue. She makes fun of the complainers: "The consequences don't seem that bad. I can just hear the complaints now. 'Oh, no, I can't wear my do-rag to school.'"