I am misquoted in Jim Kouri’s recent column Racism in government schools (9/18/07). I wrote to Kouri last week asking him to fix his article but have not received a reply, and I do not know whether or not he received my email. Anyway, I’ll at least make the correction here. Kouri wrote:
“According to MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rights commentator Glenn Sacks, ‘(School accuses 5-year-old of sex harassment’ Herald-Mail, 12/20/06), over the past year, 28 Maryland kindergarten students have been suspended for alleged Ã¢â‚¬Ëœsex offenses,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ including 15 for Ã¢â‚¬Ëœsexual harassment.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
“Sacks points out that all of the students disciplined were white males.”
This is a mistake. I never made any reference to the race of the targeted kindergarten students, and I have no idea if they are white, black, Latin, or whatever. I have no idea where Kouri got the quote from–perhaps he was quoting someone else and mixed up the names, which can happen. The blog post of mine he was apparently referring to is 28 Maryland Kindergarten Students Suspended for ‘Sex Offenses’.
As my readers know, I am not now nor have I ever been an advocate for “white males.” As I’ve repeatedly said and written, black and Latino men and fathers usually face the same problems which white males do, and are our allies, not our opponents or competitors.