|Current mood:||fly the black flag, bitches|
|Current music:||Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart|
Meet Mark A. Traina.
Meet Mark A. Traina. He likes to post under his own real name. He posts a lot of stuff, using his real full name.
"Mark a. Traina is an American Civil Rights Activist who unlike Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton represents all Americans."
He thinks David Duke (KKK Grand Wizard, Holocaust denier) was treated unfairly.
"Duke is no more of a Crook than Edwin Edwards and William Jefferson. Like Edwin, Duke served his time in the State Pen. Why hasn't William?"
(William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson, for the uninitiated, was an exceptionally corrupt black congressman. Via Wikipedia: On November 13, 2009, Jefferson was sentenced to thirteen years for bribery after a corruption investigation, the longest sentence ever handed down to a congressman for bribery or any other crime." Totally unpunished, yup.)
"I grew up in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana - I am a Wallace Man at Heart!"
That would be George Wallace he's fanboying there. "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." In-Birmingham-they-love-the-governor, THAT Wallace.
"Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!"
He really doesn't like young black males. We have a lot of racists down here, but he's exceptional for special reasons. Read on... but please don't call him a racist!
"Everything I said is fact-based, backed up by data," he said. "I don't have a prejudiced bone in my body. I'm not a racist. I'm a realist."
(He doesn't have a prejudiced bone in his body? Awesome. We've just discovered a new species: The Jim Crow Jellyfish!)
Now, this wouldn't normally be remarkable. There are a lot of racist people, especially in the Deep South. A lot of those racist people feel so morally correct that they are willing to post their racist thoughts under their own names.
Mister Traina here is special, though. He's not just racist. He's not just posting under his real name. He works for the Jefferson Parish public school system. He works for the Jefferson Parish public school system as a school psychologist. His job involves deciding which kids get to go to fancypants charter schools, and which kids get shoved into substandard remedial "educational facilities".
(But he's not actually a school psychologist; that's just his job title. "First, we want to make it clear that Mr. Traina is not a licensed psychologist. Rather, because of a stipulation in Louisiana law, certain master's level individuals who work for a school system can refer to themselves as school "psychologists" when acting in their work capacity. Unfortunately, Mr. Traina is not licensed by any regulatory body in this state, and, therefore, only the Jefferson Parish School Board had authority over him.")
I'm not surprised that he's racist. I'm not surprised that he was working for the public school system. I'm kind of shocked that he thought he could get away with this.