Capital High School Morning Observance Policy Gets Changed

Dave Boucher, Charleston Daily Mail, December 6, 2012

Capital High School is changing its policy so students will no longer be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem, pledge or anything else played over the loudspeaker during morning observances.

Principal Clinton Giles revised the policy Wednesday following an investigation by Mark Milam, assistant superintendent for Kanawha County high schools, and a conversation with Superintendent Ron Duerring.

Clinton Giles

Giles said he was “completely and totally exonerated” following the investigation, but the school is adding the words “or sit” to its policy regarding student participation during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The decision comes after students and parents complained about a song played every Friday morning at the school.

The song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” embodies “the idea that everybody is somebody at Capital,” Giles told the Daily Mail. Every Friday it would be played over the school’s loudspeaker directly after the national anthem and pledge. Students were required to stand for all three.

This upset at least two students and one parent.

Kim Bailey is the mother of one student who chose not to stand. She said the song is considered the “African-American National Anthem” and it was disrespectful to make students stand for it.

Her son chose not to stand and was sent to the office several times because of his decision, she said. She also said Giles made statements over the loudspeaker about the situation that “ostracized” her son.

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Giles said no student was ever punished for not standing during any portion of the morning observances. He spoke about the situation at an assembly but said he did so only to give students the facts. He said the idea he belittled students is a lie.

“There has never been an announcement made for students to stand for the playing of the African American National Anthem at Capital High School. That has never happened, won’t happen,” Giles said.

“There is one national anthem, the ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ by Francis Scott Key,” he continued. “That’s all I recognize; that’s all I’ve ever recognized.”

Students never were sent to the office because they chose not to stand, Giles said. Instead, the two students came to his office on two separate occasions to talk about the situation, meetings that totaled about an hour, he said.

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He [Giles] said he is going to play a different song this Friday. He didn’t want to say which one but said it would be a song that reflected his feelings about the nation.

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  • i am

    What group of people keep putting incompetent blacks in charge of education?

    • The__Bobster

      Oooh oooh! I know! I know!

    • StillModerated

      Educrats?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      The same ones who will excoriate you as a Racist Nazi for noticing.

      Bon

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

      The same ones who call them “schwarzers” behind their backs and would never live next door to one while demanding that everyone else does.

      • http://www.facebook.com/allan.foster.370 Allan Foster

        Schwarzer is simply German for Black. As far as I know, Black is still acceptable.

      • JH

        Yeah – alot of them in West Virginia. But all three of them “put” whoever they want in charge. Get real.

    • Yorkshireman.

      Incompetent blacks,

    • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

      Black students who are at the bottom of the barrel are the ones who major in education and cannot pass the standardized tests that teachers have to take. My niece is studying to become a special education teacher. She has had to take 3 standardized tests and passed them all. She graduated with a business degree cum laude before she decided to become a teacher after trying out the corporate world and deciding that it wasn’t for her.

  • Josey Wales

    Oh yeah, I can sure see ME standing up for the “singing” of the black national anthem……..when purple monkeys fly out of my butt….

  • GB101

    Am I reading this right? Students now may SIT during the NATIONAL ANTHEM? Not the so called black national anthem, but the national anthem?

    • AngryWhiteMan

      That’s fine with me. Not sure why they even play it at school. Its nationalistic and creepy.

      • IanJMacDonald

        And the Pledge to the Flag, also. It’s modeled on the loyalty oaths that my Southern ancestors were forced at Union bayonet point to recite. “One nation under God INDIVISIBLE…” To hell with that. We aren’t “one nation,” and we are definitely divisible.

      • Luis

        They even play the national anthem before professional wrestling cards.

        The playing of the national anthem at sporting events started as the brainchild of Chicago Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley, during World War II, as a “sign of patriotism”.

      • Luis

        They even play the national anthem before professional wrestling cards.

        The playing of the national anthem at sporting events started as the brainchild of Chicago Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley, during World War II, as a “sign of patriotism”.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    We are on his side.

    Any educator who is preparing White students for their coming minoritization and submersion under BRA Obama Forever Diversity Tyranny is doing a good job. The parents need to catch up with the inevitability of AfroFuturism.

  • MekongDelta69

    This is way it ALWAYS works.

    Make kids stand for some farce; some kids object; racist in charge recants; a rule is handed down that “to be ‘fair’,” NOBODY has to stand for ANYTHING.

    Some Muslim wants to put an IED next to a Christmas tree b/c he says he’s being “discriminated against”; everybody objects; a rule is handed down that “to be ‘fair’,” there will be NO ‘holiday’ displays whatsoever.

    You get the point…

    • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

      I think the euphemism for this is “leveling the playing field.”

      • TheCogitator

        It could also be the lowest common denominator.

        • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

          Yes, as in “We leveled the playing field, so now even the lowest, slowest, vilest, and most unworthy can play.”

  • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

    Everything has to be a black thing. They’re not Americans; they’re AFRICAN-Americans. They want everything to be theirs, yet they demand that we give it to them, because they’re incapable of earning and creating on their own. How could we carve out a section of the country, call it African-America, and sit back and watch as they all stream in to cannibalize themselves?

    • The__Bobster

      After they do that, I want that section back.

      • stewardofthemystery

        Are you sure you would “want that section back”? Who do you propose clean it up before we re-colonize it? The mestizos? I guess they could…

        I can just imagine what “Africa-America” would look like only a few months after its being made: Picture a Monrovia beach (West Point) on a good day.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “He [Giles] said he is going to play a different song this Friday. He didn’t want to say which one but said it would be a song that reflected his feelings about the nation.”

    Coolio’s “Gangsters Paradise” comes to mind.

  • Francis Galton

    Here’s the real question: if 93% White WV is not safe from this home-grown cultural incursion, then is ANY PLACE safe?!

    Oh yeah, just an FYI–Capital High School is 31% black. I’m assuming it’s probably the blackest high school in the state.

  • Martinsburg born and raised!!!

    Actually I was a teacher in WV a couple of years ago, and not one student in the class would stand or recite the national anthem. The days of making students do anything are OVER.

    • Bill

      Only because there IS NO classroom in American anymore that does not have at least 5 or 10% minorities in the class……and that’s all it takes to destroy a civilization anymore……particularly with so many treasonous whites who enable that destruction willingly. Sure, and what did you THINK that whole “bussing” thing was all about back when? Improving grades for some? Silly rabbit. It was all about the destruction and remaking of America into Amerika.

      • StillModerated

        AmeriKwa — or KwaMerika

  • IstvanIN

    When I was in school, and when m daughter was in school, and my parents and siblings for that matter, everyone stood, put their hands on their heart, faced that flag and recited the pledge. After a moment of silence, of course. The only kids who didn’t say the pledge were the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and even they stood. But that was America.

    • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

      That was the case when I was in school.

  • Ulick

    American Thinker has a Selwyn Duke article on this controversy today. I was reading through the comments, and I think that the below comment is worth sharing here. Some people were referring to Giles making the students say the “Black national Anthem” as nonsense. This one poster responded…

    It isn’t nonsense — no way! Dominance is a zero-sum game. In the geopolitical entity known as the United States of America, the question is this : are blacks going to stand for the white National Anthem, or are whites going to stand for the BNA? Lenin said the only question is: who? whom? Exactly correct. Making whites stand in obeisance to blacks simply ‘signals’ black dominance. These symbols are very powerful for a social animal. Most struggles for dominance among animals are not settled by fights to the death. They are largely symbolic confrontations, settled by one side giving in to the other, and signalling surrender symbolically. Anyone who tells you different is a Quisling, facilitating your subordination.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/students_forced_to_stand_for_black_national_anthem_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz2EJvghFxB

  • Ulick

    American Thinker has a Selwyn Duke article on this controversy today. I was reading through the comments, and I think that the below comment is worth sharing here. Some people were referring to Giles making the students say the “Black national Anthem” as nonsense. This one poster responded…

    It isn’t nonsense — no way! Dominance is a zero-sum game. In the geopolitical entity known as the United States of America, the question is this : are blacks going to stand for the white National Anthem, or are whites going to stand for the BNA? Lenin said the only question is: who? whom? Exactly correct. Making whites stand in obeisance to blacks simply ‘signals’ black dominance. These symbols are very powerful for a social animal. Most struggles for dominance among animals are not settled by fights to the death. They are largely symbolic confrontations, settled by one side giving in to the other, and signalling surrender symbolically. Anyone who tells you different is a Quisling, facilitating your subordination.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/students_forced_to_stand_for_black_national_anthem_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz2EJvghFxB

  • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

    Not surprising. These folks have no sense of patriotism. The only loyalty that they have is to the handouts that they receive from the government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allan.foster.370 Allan Foster

    German Americans are the largest single ethnic group in this country. Why not follow LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING with a rousing chorus of DEUTSCHLAND UEBER ALLES.

    • bryan smith

      Ummm, other than Anglo-Saxon right?

  • Diamond_Lil

    Not many L.A. area high schools bother with the Pledge of Allegiance, but you know why that is.

  • StillModerated

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEEy615Jzg4

    African American National Anthem as sung by the Pipkins (who are white).

    Gimme Dat Ding 1970 — some DJs called it the welfare song.

  • LHathaway

    what’s not mentioned is that (mostly) black students have been waken up in the morning to versions of the pro-black anthem going on 40 years now. . . What would be said if even one school even considered airing some kind of white nationalist agenda poem over the loudspeakers?

  • IKantunderstand

    I have always considered myself to be somewhat up on cultural changes. I have to admit, I was completely unaware of an “African American National Anthem”. And until we have a Polish national anthem and an Irish national anthem and a German national anthem, etc. It’s becoming rather unwieldy, is it not? We are perhaps way beyond “Balkanization”.We need war.We need to defeat the enemy.

  • Eurobeing

    I am from Wv a small town called Beckley. When i was there back in 70 bear in mind that was 40 years ago. You had troble with blacks back then. They were disruptive and alway causing trouble. The end result is the JR High/Middle School I attended closed there is now only one JR High and the high school which had well over 2,000 students now has about 1200.
    Private academys have taken the excess. I am sure this is the case in Charleston as well. We haven’t grown together we have grown apart. Blacks hate white society because there is an admission that the acceptance of white mores and culture is an admission of black inferiority.
    Separate, balkanate and congregate with your own. Let them have their own national anthem and mores and leave them to their own folley. They will come begging soon enough.

    • rightrightright

      They won’t coming begging. They will instead make demands on the government, who will turn on White America to extract the necessary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Moran/100000634333007 Matthew Moran

    I’m betting next Friday’s song will be “CraKKKaz beez rayciss an sheeit” by that award winning (c)rap duo, “Slabba Melon”.

  • libertarian 1234

    These twits on the board or school district who hired this black racist are now getting what they didn’t count on. When they have a choice, blacks concern themselves with only blacks and all things black.
    This is a good example of usual black bias, trying to work its way into the school system, hoping to get their anthem on an equal footing with the National Anthem, then pressuring white kids to accept it as an equal alternative.
    Too, this black demagogue is lying when he said he didn’t bully kids into accepting his nonsense. Of course he did. I’ll bet he’ll claim he didn’t vote for Obama either, strictly because he is black.
    Too, I’m willing to bet he was hired SOLELY because he is black, so that these white dregs could symbolize how unracist they are. Know that VERY FEW blacks could legitimately qualify for such a position, I’m betting this one would have trouble passing a teacher qualifications test, as so many black teachers do.
    White wimpishness and do-gooderism are helping to destroy the white youth of this country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.sims.90 Greg Sims

    Clinton Giles should be fired and banned from working with children for imposing RACISM into their daily curriculum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kara-Mehmet/1512347440 Kara Mehmet

    F@@K this clown.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    If someone tried insisting I stand for a so-called black “national anthem”, I would not only remain seated, but would also turn my back.

    I’d stand for Dixie, Derwentwater’s Farewell and a few others, though.