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The Newton Citizen Poll for July 15, 2012

"I wanted to send an email to the Citizen because I'm tired of hearing black people calling themselves African Americans. The only reason they do this is because they want people to believe that Africa is this wonderful peaceful place where their ancestor's lived once upon a time. The truth is Africa hasn't ever been a wonderful peaceful place. The African chiefs during the slave trade were just as brutal as the dictator's are today in places like Rowanda, Somolia, Uganda, and lots of other African countries. You need to stop putting this country down because this country did eventually set you free. Most of you don't even know that when the slave trade went on that African chiefs participated in it. They had plenty of people in their tribes that they considered undesirables, and traded them to the Europeans for all sorts of things. When this country gained it's freedom from England, the men that led us back then wrote some very special things down that men of this great nation eventually had to live by. This is what truly led to the freedom of black people. A black comedian said that Independence Day was the white people's holiday. Truth be told, it's the black people's holiday, too. It's just that not many black people realize it. It's time for black people to start building this country up instead of trying to tear it down. I consider myself a white American. When are black people going to start building this country up and start calling themselves black Americans?"

"After reading the article of July 12, 2012, that lists the ballot for the primary election on July 31, 2012, first lists representative from the 10th Congressional District of Georgia Paul C. Broun (not Brown) name was misspelled. Second comment is the ballot questions for the Democrat and Republican voters are somewhat different, I would hope they both are editing errors and not the way the ballots are printed, ballot questions should not be partisan and be a accessible to all voters regardless of party affiliation."

(Editor's Note: Thanks for pointing out the error in the spelling of Congressman Paul C. Broun's name. A correction has been published in today's paper. The non-binding questions for each party are accurate as printed.)

"Congratulations to those schools who continue to show

improvement on the GCRCT. Is the public aware of how the deck is

'stacked' for the Newton County Theme School in their apparent success? The Theme School (what seems to be a publicly funded private school) can deny admission to any student who has previously failed a portion of the CRCT! They can deny admission to students who have tainted disciplinary records! Oh, that we could all choose our student populations as they do! With that student pool, they should have a 100% pass rate!"

"I wanted to congratulate Georgia Tech and Emory University for being chosen as two of the best 100 colleges in the whole world. That is quite a statement. Go Jackets!"

Comments

CharlieBrown0797 1 year, 9 months ago

Yes congratulations to all schools in Newton County that continue to improve and post scores above or equal to state average. Congratulations to NC Theme School, Mansfield, Heard Mixon and East Newton for their amazing scores. These schools have every right to stand tall and be proud of their accomplishments. Their staff and administrators as teams worked hard everyday to accomplish these goals. Oh and as far as 100% pass rate, NO child is expected to be perfect just committed to their education.

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thatguy 1 year, 9 months ago

Here is a novel idea. Why not drop the race portion, and we all just call ourselves Americans?

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thatguy 1 year, 9 months ago

What's wrong with a school that has standards for admission? Maybe if all parents would do their job with their children, there wouldn't be a need for a school for the good kids to go to to get away from the distractions at their normal school.

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KimberlyD 1 year, 9 months ago

We all bleed red and are all the same race underneath....human... Before you blast someone learn to spell, It's Rwanda not Rowanda. sheesh.

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