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DPS board members to fight back

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

By Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

While still recovering from the Zimmerman verdict, I find myself wondering if racism will ever be totally eradicated, if justice will ever be applied unilaterally, if democracy will be extended to all American citizens equally.

While I don’t know the answer to any of the aforementioned questions, I believe we must continue fighting for equality and against unfair legislative practices.

I suppose when you’re as smart as the “One Tough Nerd,” racisim is not an issue because he has field hands to deliver the blow of injustice to African American communities under the suppression of emergency management.

Watching the game of these field mice being shuffled from office to office is unbelievable and Snyder keeps his hands clean because his minions are ready and willing to do his dirty work.

While the 18-month clock was soon to run out with EM Roy Roberts, over Detroit Public Schools, the appointment of Jack Martin, former Highland Park EM and Detroit controller, is named the new DPS EM, effective Monday. The question is will Snyder try to reset the clock for another 18 months.

Before making his grand exit, Roberts appointed Jonathan Kinloch, campaign operative to Mike Duggan, campaign manager to Janice Winfrey and political consultant to Scott Benson, to the Detroit School Board to replace the seat of resigned Board Member Carol Banks, now ombudsman to Detroit Public Schools.

The question that must now be adjudicated: if Roberts appointment overrides the Detroit school board’s unanimous nomination and vote to appoint me to this vacancy.

Monday morning, Roy Roberts called a special meeting with board members on the 14th floor of the Fisher Building, while Brooke Harris, a teacher suspended without pay from EAA, is undergoing interrogation by EAA board members of which Roberts serves as former chair.

Detroit, we must truly abandon political relationships that challenge our moral compass and allow us to become the hand that kills democracy.

Please join Detroit school board members standing for democracy July 19 at 9 a.m. in Judge Berry’s Courtroom, 11th floor, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. For more information, call 313.643.5323.

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