Miss. Middle School Bars Black Students From Running For Class President

After 30 years of barring black students from running for class president, a Mississippi public middle school, reversed a Jim Crow era policy today and announced students of all races would be allowed to run for student government.

Photo: Mississippi Middle School Segregates Class Elections by Race

Brandy Springer’s four children, aged 3, 6, 12, and 13 are of mixed race heritage. Her daughter, a… Expand

(Courtesy Randy Springer)

Students at Nettleton Middle School looking to run for class president, previously needed to maintain a B average, obtain 10 signatures from their classmates –and be white.

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