The Oscar – Academy Award, could certainly go to the Richardson ISD School Board (RISD). The school district has been void of an African American (person of color) serving on the board since David Tyson stepped down in 2010. While one African American female sought that open seat during the 2010 race, no person of color has run for the RISD school board in the last five elections (2011-2015).
So, the question is why not? Are African Americans or (people of color) not willing, able or committed to board service? Is there a fear that they won’t get the support from the general RISD community or be called “the token” if they do? Or, I just don’t have the time. I’m sure there are a number of reasons why not, but our children deserve our service.
RISD is a majority minority school district.
The RISD School Board is the only all white board with a majority minority student population in Dallas County and region 10!
With the school district board election facing the RISD community in May, 2016, at least one long term and dedicated board member has announced she is retiring from the board.
Is there at least one person of color willing, able and committed to run in this race? Or, will the Oscar continue to go the RISD School Board?