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This from Holbrook Morh of the Associated Press, who writes about the dilemma facing two children whose father is Native American:JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A policy designed to achieve racial equality at a north Mississippi school has long meant that only white kids can run for some class offices one year, black kids the next. But Brandy Springer, a mother of four mixed race [two of whom have a Native American father] children, was stunned when she moved to the area from Florida and learned her 12-year-old daughter couldn’t run for class reporter because she wasn’t the right race.
The rules sparked an outcry on Internet blogs and other websites after Springer contacted an advocacy group for mixed-race families. The NAACP called for a Justice Department investigation — not surprising in a state with a history of racial tension dating to the Jim Crow era.
The district scrapped the policy by Friday afternoon.