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PRESS CONFERENCE

Saturday, November 11, 2008


IN RE: PAULDING COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL INTIMIDATION (FAYETTVILLE,
ROCKDALE)
BULLIES OF CHANGE
FOX CHANNEL 5 NEWS WAS ON THE SCENE TO RECORD THIS SPEECH PRESENTED
BY: FOUNDING ACTIVIST GERALD ROSE, NEW ORDER HUMAN RIGHTS
ORGANIZATION.
This story has been covered by WSBTV Channel 2 news day after Election Day.
http://www.wsbtv.com/video/17930514/index.html

SPEECH IN FULL:
PAULDING COUNTY - There is no answer on an injustice that has happened in this county,
known as Paulding. There have been complaints about racism, but few resolutions, right here in
this county. There is no answer on how in a county, known as Paulding, that is 90% white and
10% other, how after a long presidential election here a multiracial President, Barack Obama
won by 100% invokinga strong spirit of change. No answers,but many questions.
For instance, how many civil rights laws will be violated before we actually see a difference in
this country? Why does our educational system bring forth injustice to certain students, those of
African Heritage, in particular who are not to blame for the color of their skin no more than any
other race of student? Our new President Barack Obama is the epidemy of change, yet old evils
are still lashing out against this. Issues that bother a community come directly from influences
within, but should not come from age old mandates of hate. Young African American’s are not to
be put in the same pot as their ancestors when it comes to racial inequality, no race in this nation
has to prove it based on anything else besides on an individual, case by case basis.
Judging any race as a whole or in part is wrong, however judging individuals may be acceptable.
These students at Paulding High School should not be intimidated on account of historic
unsettlements of what we know as segregation. This was broken back in 1964, yet and still in
2008 after President-Elect Barack Obama is awarded the Commander-in-Chief position, those
that share his skin color and heritage must suffer still? Justice is supposedly blind, but it needs to
find its way now. We all do.
The young African American’s of this county only make up 7%, but received 90% negative
treatment after change was granted into the White House on November 5, 2008. After
celebrations around the world for the new President-Elect they had to return to school to be ill-
treated by peers and even more insulting the Faculty as well. Officers being on campus during
lunch time wereuncalled for and is a huge slant towards what so many have fought against in this
country for years. People get tired of hearing complaints about racism, but no one gets tired of
racial inequality continuing to take roots in our society.
Now, it is time for the Superintendent, the Principals, and now the legal system in Paulding
County to crack down on these injustices. Students, all students, come to school for an
education, not to learn about segregation. Students, all students, come to school to learn about
themselves, not the projection of what others think about them. Students at Paulding High
Schooland other schools in this district should be able to express the freedom to celebrate their
new president with honor and glory as if he were any other past president or who could have
been president.
If the students, any student, would have supported McCain as the new president elect, would
they have, had to report straight to ISS, or and detention spot in the school? We will never know,
but we do know that those that supported The United States of America’s new Presidential– Elect
did. All due to race this needs to be addressed and if need be civil action needs to take place.
Terrorist are always reprimanded, and this is a form of terrorism that deserves the same
treatment.