A chip on their shoulder the size of a giant redwood
Posted by David N. Bass at 10:15 AM
Whenever Wake County School Board member John Tedesco opens his mouth, a dozen public school establishment advocates are primed to jump down his throat. The latest example is a News & Observer report about remarks Tedesco made about his past girlfriends:
A Wake County school board member's decision to invoke his dating history to defend his opposition to the district's discarded socioeconomic diversity policy is drawing complaints from opponents.
School board member John Tedesco said he had a "few ex-girlfriends who were African American and Latino women" in a letter last week to the Rev. Nancy Petty, pastor of Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, and to the media.
"My whole life has been integrated, my family, friends and relationships," said Tedesco, who is white, in an interview Monday. "Every single aspect of my life has been integrated."
Calla Wright, president of theCoalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children, which has criticized the board majority, said Monday that the implications ofTedesco's statements were "degrading to black and Hispanic women."
Next up: an expose on Tedesco's habit of shooting bald eagles and eating cute little kittens for dinner.
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