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According to 18-year-old Kymberly Wimberly she was forced to share the title of Valedictorian at McGehee Secondary School’s May graduation all because she was African-American. Wimberly who has filed a federal lawsuit against the McGehee School District, its superintendent and her high school principal stated that she had the highest GPA of her graduating class, however she was not allowed to be the sole Valedictorian. Wimberly was forced to share the spotlight with a co-valedictorian; a white student with a lower GPA.
Both students were allowed to speak at the graduation even though Wimberly’s grade point average was the highest of any student in the McGehee Secondary School Class of 2011.
While many are celebrating the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden I am not experiencing the feeling of glee that many are experiencing. Osama bin Laden has been credited with orchestrating the 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya along with the September 11th attacks on The United States of America. Sure, I am glad that Osama bin Laden has finally faced justice for the many senseless acts of terrorism that he mastermind, but the what-ifs just won’t let me shout “Oh Happy Day bin Laden is dead!”
What if this isn’t really Osama bin Laden that was killed by the United States Navy SEALs? What if this was just another Osama bin Laden look-alike and before the week is out, another bin Laden video is released taunting the United States and threatening to do harm to even more innocent Americans?