UPDATE: Status Report On School Uniform Discrimination Claim

The Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children says it is still awaiting word from federal officials on a complaint filed over the Pitt County Schools dress code policy.

The group filed a complaint several months ago saying the way the dress code policy is enforced unfairly targets miniorities.

At a meeting Tuesday night, the group said it is still waiting for the U.S. Department of Education to make a determination on what it will do with the complaint.


A group claiming school uniforms are used to discriminate against minorities in one district in the east, will meet to talk about the status of their compliant, that was sent to the U.S. Department of Education in February.

The Pitt County Coalition For Educating Black Children filed the complaint on behalf of a J.H. Rose HIGH school honor's student.

They say she was unfairly targeted, suspended and denied a right to a free public education.

A meeting to discuss those issues and along with others will take place at C.M Eppes Recreation Center in Greenville at 6:30 Tuesday night.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 07:49 AM
    Justice seems to be someone that finds it OK for someone to play the race card. If you want equality you first have to quit pretending like you are a victim. Students are called down no matter what race they are for the dress code.
  • by Justice on Apr 20, 2010 at 06:31 PM
    Quit playing the race card?? NEVER!!! That race card is like a bottomless credit card!! This country which is suppose to be equal rights for all? Then whatever the goverment gives one person, send the same amount to everyone,that would fix it.
  • by Fed Up Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    Maybe the Pitt County Coalition for Educating WHITE Children should file a complaint too. Oh, wait, there is no such group--because that would be RACIST! What was I thinking?
  • by SICKOFIT Location: NC on Apr 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    Ahhhh yes, because #1 only black students have to wear uniforms and #2 all the white students were wearing baggy pants down to their knees, with their boxers hanging out! For GOD'S sake people! Maybe you should think about making your children pay attention in class so that we all get the same education and speak the same language that is taught equally! "I ain't got no prob wit da uniforms!"
  • by Quit Playing The Race Card Location: This Is Ridiculous! on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:14 AM
    What the person that responded to Brooke failed to mention is that people get in trouble for the uniforms no matter what race they are. This is not a race issue and people need to realize that. Being that I have worked with the school system since the uniforms were put in place I can tell you they were implemented to stop bullying. Not all parents can afford really expensive clothes and to put a stop to bullying of the "poorer" kids the uniforms were put in place. They, however, are not having the effect that the school system expected. This is ridiculous and people really need to grow up. People say that they want to end racism but as soon as something bad happens race comes into play. To end racism people need to quit playing the race card.
  • by to Brooke on Apr 18, 2010 at 04:29 PM
    I can afford the uniforms and so can this parent. People comment when they don't know the whole story. Just wait until your child get in trouble. Then you would want everyone to be on your side.
  • by Brooke Location: Greenville on Apr 18, 2010 at 01:54 PM
    Maybe we should have schools for minorities? Oh wait... that would be targetting them too... What in the world do they want us to do? Roll out red carpet for them so they feel special? Are people so ignorant that they are being racist themselves by wanting special treatment? EVERY child should be treated equal and if they can't afford uniforms, maybe the parent should have been more responsible in the first place and not had kids. Stop having children if you can't afford them...
  • by to Ordnanceman on Apr 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    Typical for someone like to say something like that. She will be a doctor, nurse, or lawyer. Getting pregnant at a young age do not mean living on the government. Some women go on to have good careers.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Apr 18, 2010 at 03:53 AM
    Honor student or not, she'll wind up pregnant at 17, single mother living off of the government, and we have wasted all of this time arguing about her school uniform.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville,nc on Apr 17, 2010 at 09:39 PM
    I can't believe how miss directed some of the black community is wow crazy.

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