Deena Hayes is obsessed with race

The image “https://i2.wp.com/www.gcsnc.com/images/hayes.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. I thought GCS Board member Deena Hayes’ “slaves and slavemaster” comment put her over the top last year. I was wrong.

Her “aunt jemima” comment was pretty borderline back in the Spring. I was terribly wrong.

Even when she walked out of that meeting with Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes a couple of years ago, or her opposition to the then-proposed SchoolWatch program, or her opposition to school resource officers…

…nothing tops this.

Now comes word that Deena Hayes thinks that arts and music in schools is exclusionary.

Follow me now…during the Board meeting the other evening, she reportedly told some of the arts/music advocates-speakers gathered that most of the evening’s speakers were white and asked whether there was support for arts education in the African-American community.

Deena Hayes is truly obsessed with race.

Never mind the fact that I was the second speaker the other evening, where I fully support visual and cultural arts in our schools. Last time I checked, I’m black. Wait, let me check again:

The image “https://i0.wp.com/erikhuey.wordpress.com/avatar/erikhuey-128.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Yep, I’m still black 🙂

You see, to Deena, I’m probably just a big fat zero…a peon…a nobody. And not that I’m trying to score any political points with this woman, because I’m not. And that’s okay. But this campaign now has a following…a big one. Because I’m speaking for you, and I’m speaking for those children. Those children are my only agenda…and my only priority.

But the issue of saving the arts-saving the music-restoring art/music elective time in our schools squarely transcends color and race. Deena’s backwards thinking that the arts somehow creates exclusivity is scary. Many of the elementary schools that were affected by these cuts have healthy minority enrollments.

This now proves that Deena Hayes has a divisive, race-based/race-baiting agenda and will do whatever it takes to execute that agenda. She’s a divider, not a uniter.

May we take a minute and remind Deena Hayes of three schools that focus on cultural arts that sit in large minority communities in Guilford County:

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Parkview Elementary in High Point.

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Peeler Open Elementary in Greensboro.

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Penn-Griffin Middle in High Point.

Deena’s little flippant comment just offended every parent (black and white) whose child is enrolled in a GCS cultural arts magnet program…or for that matter, even participates in an arts program…period.

Thanks a lot.

It’s bad enough that GCS is the laughing stock of the nation with the recent melee at Oak Hill Elementary. But with Deena around, things just go from bad to worse.

It’s coming to a point where the public is becoming weary of her constantly playing the race card, especially when it involves our children.

E.C. 🙂

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7 Responses

  1. […] by ryan on December 24, 2007 -E.C. Huey points out that race is the main focus for some that sit on the Guilford County School […]

  2. “It’s bad enough that GCS is the laughing stock of the nation with the recent melee at Oak Hill Elementary. But with Deena around, things just go from bad to worse.

    It’s coming to a point where the public is becoming weary of her constantly playing the race card, especially when it involves our children.”

    Keep pointing out the obvious for the alternatively clued, E.C.

    Your common sense is appreciated.

  3. If the Board is trying to get a multi-million/half-a-billion-dollar bond issue passed, it just got sunk. Of course, Deena voted it down herself, primarily because she’s still unhappy with the MWBE percentages. Maybe she’s setting herself up for a run for the County Commission or the State House, and if so, I wish her well. But if this community needs to heal, as the News & Record wants us to do so badly, then it starts with burying archaic, divisive attitudes.

  4. Has Ms. Hayes even bothered to check on her own elementary schools to see if their art and music got slashed this year? I guess not, because a LOT of them were and she doesn’t even seem to know it.

  5. Concerned: this is someone who didn’t even know the gym at Smith H.S. had no air conditioning–and Smith is one of her flagship schools. People need to get involved and vote…and in 2010, I expect someone to launch a formidable challenge against her.

  6. Thank you for your blog. I am amazed at the incredibly moronic things fly out of Ms. Hayes’ piehole. Someone needs to hold her accountable for her statements. What is truly sad is that while she views everything through her distorted prism of race, there are real problems in the African-American community that she is not addressing. Gangs, drop out rates, violence in school…all of these issues are negatively affecting black school children. Yet Ms. Hayes’ answer to everything is to blame Mr. Charlie. She is pathetic.

  7. John, you’re welcome. Welcome to “the blog.” Nice to have you here, settle in, buckle up, and enjoy the ride. Please review my archives, if you haven’t done so already, because it will quickly get you up to speed on some of the things I’ve been covering over the past year. On Deena, I am just as amazed. And I’m more amazed like you are that no one holds her accountable. That’s why I’m here…just call me “the truth detector.”

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