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Only one African American in Pinellas' elite class



From Bill Maxwell's latest column in the St. Petersburg Times:

How in the world can there be only one out of 44?

It is disheartening that only one African-American student in Pinellas County graduated in the district's elite group of 44 valedictorians and salutatorians.

That lone high achiever is Latesha Johnson, salutatorian at Lakewood High in St. Petersburg. All blacks in Pinellas County who earnestly care about black children should be concerned, if not ashamed.

Read full column here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:08am]


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