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Parents at San Francisco's Raoul Wallenberg High School are angry at administrators' efforts to increase diversity on the student council by ending elections for most freshman posts on the council. School officials say they were concerned that most of the elections have been won by Asian girls. James Ortiz says he was excited when a faculty member nominated him for the council then he learned it was largely because he has a Hispanic surname. "They were, like, bribing me into being on the student council. It was basically a thanks, but no thanks."

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  1. This school is the site of an extremely famous skateboarding spot. Video of an epic contest there in 2009.

    Raoul Wallenberg is someone whose name more people should know.

    He is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory.

    Oh, also… First!

    1. Democracy is two Koreans and a Chihuahua deciding what goes on the lunch menu.

      1. They order out for chicken because there’s not enough meat on the rat-dog for the koreans.

        And don’t go claiming they’re North Koreans, because Norks can’t vote.

      2. They can’t understand each other but communicate through the beauty of food!

  2. Ok,but,can anyone use the girls locker room there? Asking for Crusty.

    1. Ahem.

  3. On the third occasion, Ortiz and the white student who was selected as vice president were both called into the office. Faculty then asked the appointed vice president to step down so that Ortiz could take her seat, which he declined.

    Another Hispanic refusing job opportunities given him. #BuildTheWall

    1. War on Asian women.

    2. HE’S WORKING AGAINST HIS OWN INTEREST!

      We need a law to compel people not do this.

      When they’re offered a token diversity spot they MUST take it!

      /dials up Obama. Bites into apple.

  4. he was excited when a faulty member nominated him

    Yeah, a “faulty member” doing that would probably be exiting.

    It took a few reads to figure out that that was meant to say “faculty”.

    1. A faulty member in a faulty tower.

    2. “Faulty member”
      Accidental truth?

      1. do you have a faulty member?

  5. Get the kids used to this kind of thing early, then down the road it doesn’t seem so strange when it works its way into so called real government.

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  7. “They were, like, bribing me into being on the student council. It was basically a thanks, but no thanks.”

    The ability of high school kids to say fuck off will be the last thing the progs conquer

    1. And he was all, and I was all as if.

  8. James Ortiz says he was excited when a faulty member nominated him for the council then he learned it was largely because he has a Hispanic surname. “They were, like, bribing me into being on the student council. It was basically a thanks, but no thanks.”

    Here’s one kid with no future in politics.

  9. If I were a boss I’d hire Ortiz.

    Dude has smarts and integrity.

    Wait a sec. I AM a boss!

    1. Something tells me he doesn’t fit the profile of the usual applicant in the childminding business.

  10. It’s about time that students learned how government really works.

  11. It was like that when I was in high school?student government and social activities were run almost entirely by Black girls. No one dared to suggest that was a problem.

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