Why are Male African American and Hispanic Superintendents Treated Worse Than Their White Male Predecessors?


Dr. Shawn Joseph, left,
and Pedro Garcia

By Rosetta Miller Perry

In an accomplished and progressive school system, such as the Metro Nashville Public School System (MNPS) and others, the top priority of the person who runs a city’s school department should be achieving academic excellence. Whether they like to listen to rap, jazz or classical music, their personal hairstyles, attire, choice of cuisine, or even where they choose to live, should not be the primary focus upon which their success is evaluated or measured. Instead, what the people who put them in the spotlight should be examining most closely is whether students are being served and whether schools are truly preparing them for life as productive global citizens.

But unfortunately in Nashville, it seems that in…

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