Union City Schools to Pay $725,000 in Racial Suit

Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2011

A Union City school district has agreed to pay $725,000 to 12 African American students and their families who accused the district of failing to protect them from racial harassment and violence, including the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old classmate.

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The suit alleged that the New Haven Unified School District had ignored years of complaints that the Decoto gang, mostly Latino, was entering campuses and attacking black students.

In December 2007, Vernon Eddins, who attended James Logan High School in Union City, was shot and killed on the steps of Barnard-White Middle School. Police described his attackers as young Latino men but have yet to make an arrest.

The lawsuit said three of the plaintiffs were with Eddins that day and had been chased and shot at by the same gang members. The suit also said the school district had been warned that African American students would be attacked on or near school grounds that day.

Another plaintiff was attacked by a Latino gang member in front of the high school principal’s office in April 2009, the suit said.

It said district officials have failed to take the students’ complaints seriously and have accused the youths of exaggerating or lying. {snip}

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Rick La Plante, spokesman for the 13,000-student district, said its officials agreed to the settlement on the advice of their insurers and were not acknowledging any wrongdoing.

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  • Anonymous

    This lawsuit money will come from white taxpayers. But yet on a regular basis, this website posts blacks attacking whites. Blacks will readily run to whites for protection when attacked in this instance by hispanics. the future for blacks in this country will no longer be of pander to once the hispanics become the majority, which is quite soon in the future.

  • Jack

    “…of failing to protect them…”

    So teachers are now responsible for accomplishing what our entire law enforcement and justice system can not accomplish?

  • Anonymous

    I thought that diversity was its own cure for evil. Why are blacks and latinos rivals? Aren’t they all oppressed by whitey? Oh, the latinos are from other countries. If blacks think “it’s a black world now” they better reconsider what latinos have to say about it.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful, Latinos harass blacks and white taxpayers pay.

  • Anonymous

    “Police described his attackers as young Latino men but have yet to make an arrest.”

    In other words, that will be marked down as another white hate crime.

    Why on EARTH would Latino youths want to attack black youths? Payback perhaps?

    I wonder how much diversity has cost this country since 1776?

    Really, welfare, special programs, crime, destruction of property, Detroit, the costs must be in the trillions.

  • Tom S.

    So $725,000 of WHITE taxpayer money will go to pay blacks attacted by Mexicans! Yet more money down the “diversity” drain.

  • (AWG) AVERAGE WHITE GUY

    Hispanics assault blacks.

    Blacks win lawsuit.

    Whites must now pay higher property taxes.

  • patthemick

    Ha there is nothing a school can do to prevent this kind of thing so how long can they keep paying these settlements? I think that legalised drugs would simply take the profit motive away but the Latinos still would be killing Blacks simply to clear living space for their people.

    If we segregated the races the problem would disappear but don’t hold your breath for such a result.

  • kgb

    A Union City school district has agreed to pay $725,000 to 12 [African] students and their families who accused the district of failing to protect them from racial harassment and violence caused by their own African neighbors….

    Fixed that for you.

    BTW, I suggest we start a trend of refusing to use the term “African-American” in our threads. There is nothing American about any of the blacks in MS344….and the same goes for the Hispanics.

  • kgb

    The only saving grace to this story is that the families involved will make it rain every chance they get, and that money will be spent like water. Within a year, they’ll be back on foodstamps.

  • white is right, black is whack

    When will whites get paid that (or more) for all the violent crimes and scams blacks have committed against us? Or should I not even hold my breath?

  • Eudoxus

    In the original article, we discover that “In December 2007, Vernon Eddins, who attended James Logan High School in Union City, was shot and killed on the steps of Barnard-White Middle School.” There are two pertinent facts at work here: 1) high school students are not supposed to be on middle school campuses (especially during school hours) without explicit permission (which Mr. Eddins did not have); 2) before it was closed (due, in large part, to declining enrollment), Barnard-White Middle School, had a high concentration of Hispanic students (and, therefore, probably a higher-than-normal concentration of Hispanic-gang wannabies). Given these facts, why would someone who is presumably trying to AVOID racial targeting (and the turf-related ethnic friction that goes with it) travel during school hours to such a place?

  • George

    I grew up in Union City, Ca. and my parents were also raised there. It is in Alameda County which is the most diverse county in Ca. There are not a lot of white people left in Union City, most have left. The Decoto area has been a Mexican (yes its mostly Mexicans) area for a long time. Some Mexicans killed the Union City Police Chief in the 70’s, when he was speaking at a church. The high school carnival was shut down in the early 80’s when Mexican gang members stabbed another gang member in front of everyone and killed him. I went to school at Decoto Elementary and I had to run for my life many times. I also went to Logan High, which had a lot of gang problems. I have left the area and I raise my children elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    At least the Hispanics know how to deal with hostile low IQ blacks