Wilcox County High School Continues Its Racist Legacy and Agenda

Steve J Smith Wilcox County High School

Racist Pastor and School Leader (Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia is the site of the racially segregated proms reported about in the national and international media.  After having racially segregated proms since its inception, Principal Chad Davis, Steve J. Smith, Superintendent of Wilcox County Schools, and the Wilcox County Board of Education have decided to host the first school-sponsored racially integrated prom in 2014.  The only reason they agreed to discontinue having racially segregated proms is the tremendous outrage expressed by people from across the nation and world.  Numerous people were appalled at the reality that this school was still having racially segregated proms in the 21st century.  Don’t be fooled by their decision to host a racially integrated prom, however.  Jim Crow still lives at Wilcox County High School.

One thing racist Principal Chad Davis, Superintendent Steve J. Smith and the Wilcox County Board of Education wanted is for time to pass to allow people to forget about the national and international media focus on the racially segregated proms at Wilcox County High School.

Revolutionary Paideia is committed to ensuring that the national and international community never overlooks the unfairness, discrimination, and undercover scandals that have and are taking place at this institution and in the school system in general.

As unsettling as the racially segregated proms are at Wilcox County High School, these injustices are just snapshots of the vast discrimination, unfairness, illegal activities and criminal activities that have and are occurring at Wilcox County High School and in this school system in general.  Superintendent Steve J. Smith has made the decision to move the only remaining certified Black person at Wilcox County High School to the Wilcox County Middle School.  The Black male Assistant Principal at Wilcox County High School has been forced to move to be Assistant Principal at Wilcox County Middle School.  The Black male Assistant Principal has 32 years of experience as a K-12 Teacher and School Administrator (with over 17 years of experience as a School Administrator).

It’s Superintendent Steve J. Smith’s desire to have an all White administrative staff at Wilcox County High School.  By forcing the Black male Assistant Principal to move to the Wilcox County Middle School, it becomes easier for Superintendent Steve J. Smith, Principal Chad Davis and the Wilcox County Board of Education to continue their racist legacy and agenda.  The Black male Assistant Principal will no longer be able to witness their corruption, which is the chief motivation for forcing him to move to Wilcox County Middle School.

The coerced move of the Black male Assistant Principal at Wilcox County High School results in a reduction of his salary, which functions as a demotion; this is a demotion without any justification.

Superintendent Steve J. Smith claims that the decision to move him to the Wilcox County Middle School is in the best interest of the Wilcox County High School students.  Superintendent Smith and the Wilcox County Board of Education hired the School Counselor, Nathan Gibbs, who is a White male, to be the new Assistant Principal of Wilcox County High School.  Nathan Gibbs has no administrative experience.  Wilcox County High School is considered a “Priority School,” which is a designation given to schools that are academically underperforming.  This school also has received a federal School Improvement Grant (SIG), which is only granted to schools that have serious academic underachievement.

Why hire a new Assistant Principal with no experience at Wilcox County High School, especially when it’s an academically underperforming school and the Principal has limited administrative and teaching experience?  The answer is racism.

Superintendent Steve J. Smith, Principal Chad and the Wilcox County Board of Education desired to promote Nathan Gibbs to an Assistant Principal position.  It would seem logical that he would be the one to transition to the Wilcox County Middle School.  Instead of conducting a national search for a new School Counselor to replace Nathan Gibbs, Superintendent Smith and the Wilcox County Board of Education continued their legacy of nepotism by hiring a White relative of an extant employee who has no experience as a School Counselor.

Why hire a new School Counselor with no experience at Wilcox County High School, an academically underperforming school?  The answer is racism.

Superintendent Steve J. Smith claims that by keeping Nathan Gibbs at Wilcox County High School, he will be able to train the new White School Counselor who has no experience.  He also asserts that hiring these White individuals who are inexperienced in these positions is what’s best for the students.

Which students?

In the last two academic years, Superintendent Steve J. Smith has terminated all of the minority faculty members at Wilcox County High School.  He has no interest in creating a diverse school and working environment.  Why is this?  His decisions and policies reflect that he’s a racist.  Guess what?  He’s a Pastor.  What a bigot and hypocrite.

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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4 comments

  1. your former Black Assistant Principal Would Let Any Black Student Who Was Sent To His Office Off With very Little If Any Punishment No Matter What The Offense Most Of The Time Just Asked If They Did It And Sent them back to Class When they Said Now Come On You Really Expect A Kid To say yes? While At The Same Time If The Student Was White And For example Was punched in The Face By A Black Student He Would Send The One That Punched Them Back To Class And Send The White Kid To In School Suspension to Stare At A Wall In A Cubicle For A Week While Missing All of Thier Classes And getting A Weeks Worth of Failing Grades Not To Mention causing Them To Be Severely behind On Thier Classes With crappy Teachers Unwilling To Even Show Them What they Missed At All Hed Do this by Claiming
    The White Student Was Lying all While Looking dead At Thier Bruised Face the Black Students Did Almost No Work Cheated If They Did And Somehow they Never Failed At Anything Always Got Free Extra Desert From The Lunch Ladies Who Claimed They Were Out Of Desert Long Before Causing Many White Students not To Get some Food Items At All so They Could Give extra To The Black Students So Tell Me Again Who In The School Is Racist The Principles teachers Or The Rest Of The Staff As Well As The Majority Of Students Since Whites Were A Minority? Serious Load Of Crap Your Welcome For Being Properly Informed.

    1. Im gonna go Ahead And Assume This Comment Will Never Be posted but If Nothing Else You read It So Chew On That For a while And tell me How The Truth Tastes Since its Obviously never Been In Your mouth before

      1. Surprise! I let your poor writing appear on the site. Why not give your real name and stop hiding behind “anonymous”? Again, the true racism going on at Wilcox County High School and in Wilcox County Schools has been revealed to a national and international audience. I am committed, as are others, to disclosing more details about the racism in the county and in the county’s school system to a national and international audience. Stay tuned. I know that you will not be pleased when more of the racist details about the white leadership in the county’s school system is unveiled.

    2. First of all, for someone who claims to be committed to the truth, why are you viciously lying about someone who is not deceased? What you have said is far from the truth. A national and international audience has witnessed the true racist problems going on at Wilcox County High School and Wilcox County Schools. Also, why comment as an anonymous person? Why not give your name? If you were serious about investigating racist issues in the county, you would start with Superintendent Steve Smith, Principal Chad Davis, and the Wilcox County Board of Education. This is an attempt to distract from the real racist problems in Wilcox County, but it was an ineffective effort. Try again.

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