Disgusting, if true. And in Little Rock, of all places.
From The Huffington Post
After four years of nearly straight-As, Honors and Advanced Placement classes, 18-year-old Kymberly Wimberly achieved the highest GPA at McGehee Secondary School southeast of Little Rock, Ark., according to a court complaint.
However, instead of awarding the student for her hard work and dedication, the school denied her the valedictorian status because she was black, claims the document filed by Wimberly’s lawyer, John W. Walker.
According to the court document, this is not the first time this has happened in the school’s history.
Reportedly, the the change–naming a white student co-valedictorian–occurred after a news release went out naming Kymberly Wimberly as the sole honoree. Ruh-roh.