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Old 04-23-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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Long Island School sued for racial harassment

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White Student Settles School Racial Harassment Lawsuit
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Punched, hit with a chair and called “cracker” and “white boy” by students at his predominantly black and Latino Long Island high school, 23-year-old Giovanni Micheli was instructed by educators to just suck it up.

Instead, Micheli sued the Brentwood School District in federal court in 2010.

Tuesday morning, on day two of his trial, the district settled with him, the New York Post reports. News reports said the settlement was confidential. But Brentwood School District Superintendent Levi McIntyre told the Washington Gadfly Wednesday night that he believed it was for $90,000.

What happened?

Settlements on the eve of trials are common but rare once the proceedings are underway. A veteran litigator who did not want to be named tells the Washington Gadfly that it seems unlikely the School District was embarrassed into suddenly settling.

“It’s not that the kid testified and made the jury cry — or that he testified and was terrible. It’s not obvious what might have changed from two days earlier,” explained the litigator. “Perhaps the school district’s offer went up. Perhaps the plaintiff’s demand went down. Those things often happen just before trial, and maybe the negotiations just took a bit longer than usual.”

In his opening statement Monday Micheli’s lawyer, Wayne Schaefer argued that whites can suffer discrimination also.

“Giovanni was a minority because he was Caucasian [at Brentwood High School],” he argued. “This case is about discrimination against a minority student. … Our claim is that there was deliberate indifference because he was a Caucasian student complaining in a district where Caucasians are a minority.”

When Micheli complained about the alleged abuse he was told by school officials, mostly white, to just “project more self-confidence,” Schaeffer told jurors.

His parents asked for a transfer but were told, “If we do that for him, we would have to do that for all the white children.”

The students who beat him, identified as black and thin, were apparently never disciplined.

School attorney Jack Shields countered that trying to nail the perps would have been racist. “Had the district rounded up all African-American students who were thin, we’d be here for another reason.”

Saying he suffered from depression and anxiety, Micheli eventually transferred to a parochial school. His 2010 lawsuit, charging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disabilities in Education Act sought a rather modest $200,000 in damages.

Brentwood Superintendent Levi McIntyre declined to say what measures the district would take to ensure white students are not harassed in the future.
GasKing should know about this school, I think it's somewhat near where he lives. Total craphole, good to see them pay the piper.

Some interesting takeaways, though.

Firstly, this should serve as food for thought for the Zell types who like to fall back on "its so hard being white" comments dismissing any sort of complaints arising from white people.

Secondly, it seems to suggest that the majority/minority dynamic is perhaps the controlling factor in many of these situations (versus prejudice based upon skin color).
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90k? Probably would've gotten at least a mil if he were black.
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I, too, was shocked at the number. He only sued for 200k, though, so he was capped at that to begin with. Not a good bargaining maneuver.
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So this happened in 2010, so he would be older by now and out of high school. Right? So that would make him 17 at the time.

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it's local news
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Well, eventually, stuff like this leads to while flight...and then the area will cry racism because only blacks and minorities live there with sh!tty schools.
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Student should have had a good sit down with the teachers and told them how to do their jobs.
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I deal with this area regularly for work, tons of illegals
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Well, eventually, stuff like this leads to while flight...and then the area will cry racism because only blacks and minorities live there with sh!tty schools.

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See Baltimore
Then when the white money comes back they protest gentrification
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Then when the white money comes back they protest gentrification
I saw a few SJWs on facebook cry about the "gentrification" of some areas in harlem and brooklyn...so to troll, I asked them what that word meant...they answered in their typical SJW bs, so I replied "oh, you mean people with money come in and make a sh!thole nice" and they almost had a stroke.

Long Island has a serious problem with illegals and housing...Im not surprised you do a lot of work there.
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They all come here, get inured, and try to hit the lottery. Scum of the earth.
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brentwood sucks so bad.
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brentwood sucks so bad.
I can't think of any towns that have turned into illegal immigrant hotbeds that don't suck.
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