Student Sues Catholic High School For Failing To Combat Racial Harassment From Classmates

There is no doubt in my mind that this student would suffer from depression! I mean honestly, how is he supposed to concentrate in such a harassing and threatening environment!

When he told his teacher – an authoritative – he was denied his right to report the harassing encounter. Instead of the teacher helping him, he was told to sit down. (In my mind, she saw him as being either too sensitive or combative and not only wanted him to sit down, but to be quiet.)

That poor kid.

I know nothing about the law, but I certainly hope that the lawyer is able to win this case in sake of the kid and those that follow.

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The family of a former student at a Madison, Wisconsin parochial high school has filed a lawsuit against the school and its two top administrators over claims of unchecked racial harassment, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Blake Broadnax, an African-American student, and his parents, Keith and Rena, allege that Edgewood High School, its president Michael Elliott, and its principal Robert Growney, failed to discipline students whose racial taunts caused Broadnax to leave the school in December 2013, the report says.

From 2011 through December 2013, Broadnax was subject to repeated racial harassment and bullying, the Sentinel writes. In many cases, the defendants listed above were made aware of the incidents, but failed to take action.

These ranged from students calling Broadnax a slave to the n-word, according to the Sentinel:

– When a teacher in Broadnax’s freshman year religion class asked someone to…

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CEO takes $930K pay cut to give staff raises

Greed and the greed of the elite have always been the essential points to these divided states.

President Obama had ALWAYS said he could not increase/boast the economy on his own; it takes people such as Dan Price. It DEFINITELY helps when people vote in the congressional races as it is Congress that has the MAJORITY of the power.

What a great story about a man that not only reinvested in the company but also believed in his employees so much so, that he invested in them!

Kudos to Mr. Dan Price and those like him!

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CEO Dan Price of Gravity PaymentsDan Price, who has just cut his own pay $930K to make his firm’s “minimum wage” $70K/year, graduated from a Christian high school and went to a Christian college but says this is a business decision.

This week’s most startling financial news comes out of Seattle, where the CEO of credit card processing firm Gravity Paymentsannounced he would take a $930,000 pay cut to make sure every member of the firm’s staff earned at least $70,000 a year.

Gravity is a small firm of 120 that CEO Dan Price founded at age 19 in an effort to reduce the costs of credit card processing to small businesses. More than half the employees will get raises under his plan, some of them doubling their pay checks. Price himself will be earning $70,000 — decidedly countering the national trend which has CEOs earning, on average, 350 times as much

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Food Stamp Challenge: Gwyneth Paltrow Takes On $29 a Week Challenge, Sees Backlash

According to its website, the Food Stamp Challenge “is one of the best ways to learn about the nutrition hurdles that low-income Americans face every day. The challenge usually entails eating on a budget of roughly $1 to $1.25 per meal (per person), an amount that approximates the average allocation of food stamp benefits.”

I think what Gwyneth Paltrow has done is just one way to raise awareness of poverty. Her and others like her should consider this issue on a daily basis, as this is real life for some 46,029,343 people. That is a LOT of people in need of such a program!

For a month, my family did the $5.83 Challenge and most of them lost weight however, I would like to see us do a Challenge were the $5.83 included paper goods.

Notwithstanding, it is my hope and prayer that Congress will take notice of hunger in America and not cut SNAP’s budget but increase it.

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What do you spend on groceries each week? Do you spend $50, $75 or $100? How about $29? Sounds ridiculous, but that`s what a lot of stars and politicians are doing. They are doing this to raise awareness of proposed cuts to the program that supplies food stamps to people in need.

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